WESTERN NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: THE OX-BOW INCIDENT

Blog A few nights ago at our monthly Western Night at the Movies gathering, it was my turn to choose the fare. I brought one of my favorites and, I believe, one of the finest Westerns ever made, THE OX-BOW INCIDENT. Released in 1943, this taut, tense and uncompromising...

WESTERN NIGHT AT THE MOVIES | THE SILVER WHIP

Blog WESTERN NIGHT AT THE MOVIES THE SILVER WHIP (**1/2) BLACK PATCH (*) Last night our Western film group watched two B pictures from the 1950s. First up was THE SILVER WHIP (1953), based on the Jack Schaefer novella, FIRST BLOOD. (Not to be confused with David Morrell’s...

Movies I love: COOL HAND LUKE

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It’s one of the best, most often quoted, and iconic lines in cinema history. For those who’ve seen COOL HAND LUKE, it’s unforgettable. For any who have not seen the film, I recommend it. The screenplay, adapted from the novel by Donn Pearce, and written by Pearce and Frank R. Pierson, was nominated for an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay. It was the first film directed by Stuart Rosenberg and it’s arguably his best.

WESTERN NIGHT AT THE MOVIES | Jubal

Blog WESTERN NIGHT AT THE MOVIES JUBAL 1 1/2* Our Western Film group convened last night. The first entry was an episode of the GUNSMOKE television series starring James Arness that aired in May of 1956. Entitled “Cooter,” it was written by Sam Peckinpah, and tells the...

WESTERN NIGHT MOVIE – Two Flags West

Blog Last evening, Johnny Boggs, David Morrell, Robert Nott and I met for our Western Movie Night in Santa Fe. Still in Palm Springs, Kirk Ellis was not able to join us for an engaging pair of Westerns provided by Robert. The night’s main feature was TWO FLAGS WEST (1950)...

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