It was Robert Nott’s turn to curate our December Western Movie Night this past Sunday and he chose “The Proud Ones” (1956), about a marshal trying to keep order in his town when the first cattle drive arrives. It’s a watchable film in spite of its uneven plotting.
Rogers is remarkable in the lead role. His weathered face shows more about him than any explanation we are given later, but even that is precious little.
William Goldman, one of the most gifted writers and a personal inspiration of mine, passed away today from colon cancer and pneumonia. He was 86.
My Author Talk on “The Alamo as Historical Fiction” at the New Mexico State Library was a terrific success.
Absurd, grotesque, violent, and bizarrely humorous pretty well sums up the 1967 Italian spaghetti Western REQUIESCANT (translated roughly as “May they rest in peace”) that Kirk Ellis chose for our latest Western Night at the Movies get-together.
Author Talk with Thomas D. Clagett – The Alamo as Historical Fiction. 12 pm to 1 pm at the New Mexico State Library on Sept. 28th, 2018. #LineofGlory