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Monsters and Matinees: Film Masters has a Clear Vision for Restoring the Classics

Film Masters has a Clear Vision for Restoring the Classics Classic film fans know what it’s like to sit through a movie that’s all scratched up or crackles and pops; that’s too hard to see and too difficult to hear. … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Tombstone (1993)

Western RoundUp: Tombstone (1993) Was the 1881 gunfight at the OK Corral the most-filmed true incident in Western film history? I’ve never tried counting how many movies the gunfight appears in, but it’s a significant number. I’ve previously written here … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Another Look at Western Movie Locations!

Western RoundUp: Another Look at Western Movie Locations! It’s time for another look at some Western movie locations! This year I’ve visited several interesting film-related places, starting with Bronson Canyon in Los Angeles’s Griffith Park. Bronson Canyon is home to … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958)

Western RoundUp: Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958) A frequently seen theme in the Western film genre is a disparate band of travelers banding together against a common foe, most often Indians. One of the most famous Westerns featuring this theme … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Final Resting Places

Western RoundUp: Final Resting Places A few years ago I shared photographs of the final resting places of several Western stars who served in our armed forces. Over the last few years I’ve been honored to pay my respects at the gravesites … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Hell Bent for Leather (1960)

Western RoundUp: Hell Bent for Leather (1960) It’s been just about two years since I wrote here about Audie Murphy in Seven Ways From Sundown (1960), an entertaining Western which costarred Barry Sullivan. It’s also been a year since my husband Doug and I … Continue reading

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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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