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Silents are Golden: Silent Directors – The Ingenious F.W. Murnau

Silents are Golden: Silent Directors – The Ingenious F.W. Murnau Very tall and described as having an “icy, imperious disposition,” F.W. Murnau certainly fit the stereotypical idea of a German silent film director. Highly cultured, his love of the arts … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Preview – 2021 Lone Pine Film Festival

Western RoundUp: Preview – 2021 Lone Pine Film Festival After a challenging year and a half, it’s wonderful to see some beloved aspects of “normalcy” returning here in the United States. One such example is the Lone Pine Film Festival, which … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Sunrise (1927)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Sunrise (1927) German director F.W. Murnau, probably best known for his horror classic Nosferatu (1922), is also renowned for his masterpiece Sunrise (1927). This beautifully stylized drama about the travails of a … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Corriganville

Western RoundUp: Corriganville Some of the best-known Western movie locations are beyond Southern California… places like Lone Pine’s Alabama Hills, further north in California, or Monument Valley, where John Ford shot Westerns on the Arizona-Utah border. However, hundreds of Westerns, … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Stagecoach (1939)

Silver Screen Standards: Stagecoach (1939) I took a short ride in a stagecoach once, at the Old Tucson Western theme park in Arizona, and it permanently altered my impression of films like Stagecoach (1939), where travelers make long journeys in … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Will Penny (1967)

Western RoundUp: Will Penny (1967) In my February Western RoundUp column, I wrote about Rio Bravo (1959), an old favorite I’ve seen countless times over most of my life. This month I chose to write about a film I’ve never seen before, … Continue reading

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How Many Films did Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne Star in Together?

How many Films did Maureen O’Hara andJohn Wayne Star in Together? “There’s only one woman who has been my friend over the years andby that I mean a real friend, like a man would be. That woman is Maureen O’Hara.” … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 2

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 2 At the beginning of this year, I wrote a column on three Westerns I consider “Hidden Gems,” lesser-known yet very entertaining movies. Here’s a trio of three more Westerns I’ve really enjoyed which aren’t widely … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Streaming Westerns at Home

Western RoundUp: Streaming Westerns at Home This month many of us find ourselves unexpectedly forced to stay home for an indefinite period, so I thought this would be the right time to take a look at some excellent Westerns which … Continue reading

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Western Roundup: Western Film Book Library – Part 2

Western Film Book Library – Part 2 Last summer I shared a few of the favorite books on Westerns in my library.  Some of the books I wrote about encouraged my love of Westerns from an early age, while other … Continue reading

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