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Honky-Tonk Days In Arizona

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Gone are the “bulls  messing with the heifers” at Sarg’s Cow Town, Abel Hall, the Matador, Chester’s, Riverside Park Ballroom, JD’s and Mr. Lucky’s.

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Boots, Buckles & Spurs

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All cowboys have boots and spurs, but buckles says rodeo, and that’s what this musical collection is about. The set honors 50 years of the National Finals Rodeo, and it is produced in conjunction with the PRCA.

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Taking Aim at Gunslingers

Westerns-Sep-2014In the “Wyatt Earp: The Tombstone Vendetta” episode of Gunslingers, a weathered Kurt Russell states, “The O.K. Corral is the greatest gunslinger moment of all time.”

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TV Westerns: March/April 2008

For some time now, Westerns fans have been promised a vast number of new films being produced directly for television, by AMC, Hallmark and RHI Entertainment, in collaboration with the ION (formerly PAX) cable channel. We’ll be seeing three of these new movies in March and April 2008.

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Bull Doggin’

Westerns_Steve-Ihnat_-Stephen-Lodge_The-HonkersWhen actor and director Steve Ihnat approached Stephen Lodge to work with him on a screenplay that eventually became The Honkers, Lodge had no idea he was in a race against Cliff Robertson and Sam Peckinpah.

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The Heart of the Movie

The Homesman-Mary-Bee-Cuddy-_Hilary-Swank_-Buster-Shaver-_Barry-CorbinIn February 1989, television history was being made with the CBS broadcast of Lonesome Dove. Adapted from Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the miniseries shattered ratings and became a “water cooler” favorite. Lonesome Dove was the show to watch, and one of the reasons was luckless Deputy Roscoe Brown, portrayed with great heart by Barry Corbin.

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A Million Ways to Laugh in the West

westers_million-ways-to-die-in-the-westWhen a trailer is posted on the Internet, keeping track of the views and “shares” is the perfect way for studios to judge which films will hit...or miss. Godzilla? No question. But another trailer has taken the web by storm; incredibly, it’s a Comedy Western.

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The Auteur Who Walked the West

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They’re the studio men, the directors who took assignments, working on Comedies, Westerns, Musicals and Horrors. They directed top stars, the youngsters coming up and the stars on the way down. They helmed movies the front office loved and second-rate features studios didn’t care about.

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A Man to Match the Land

/John-Wayne_set-of-stage-coach_feature-sizeJohn Wayne had incrementally risen from three-day pictures to six-day pictures to ten-day pictures, with corresponding increases in salary but very little increase in prestige. “I kept nagging at [John] Ford,” remembered Wayne. “‘When is it my turn?’ He’d say, ‘Just wait. I’ll let you know when I get the right script.’ And he did.”

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The Illustrated Life and Times of Wyatt Earp

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