Clint Eastwood’s The Outlaw Josey Wales

Clint Eastwood's Josey Wales

Clint Eastwood is not the usual type of actor – he is always reserved, always inclined more to action than to words. Probably that is why the fact that he directed many of the greatest films in which he played remains often unnoticed. He is one intelligent actor/director it can be said, and this is […]

Fusing Western With Space-Opera

Serenity

While Joss Whedon was already a house-hold name (sort of) with Buffy and Angel, he became the god all the geeks pray to only after Firefly debuted. It was a bold move proposing such a concept, even if it must have been forced (as the writer/director said, he was supposed to come up with a […]

The Life On The Frontier

Lonesome Dove

As producer Bill Wittliff remembers, Lonesome Dove had no chances of being a success, neither with the viewers nor the critics. At that time, in 1989 when the western mini-series aired, the western genre was dead and gone. At the same time, what worked even less than westerns were the TV miniseries – so you […]

Searcher

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What is it that first draws it to the western? Or for that matter is it the story, the folklore, the actors perhaps or just the plain and simple thought that life was truly better then? For me it is a combination of all of those reasons and so much more. But the real question […]

This is the West, Sir! When the Legend Becomes Fact, Print the Legend.

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Empowering words from the movie, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” But what a truer statement than that was the life of John Wayne. He was one of the first actors in Hollywood to start his own production company, called “Wayne-Fellows”  productions latter turned to “Batjac”. He was only nominated twice for an academy award, won once in […]