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The Man in the White Hat is "Justified"

Given the critical acclaim for dramas about violent, damaged men, it’s a surprise that FX’s “Justified” doesn’t generate more attention that it does.  The story of a trigger-happy U.S. 823 more words

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The Searchers on page and screen

During this year’s Key West Literary Seminar, Percival Everett, who teaches a course on Western movies, described The Searchers as a movie that both “admits to American racism and practices it.” I had noticed a recent nonfiction book about the film, and the true story behind it, published last year. 358 more words

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire's Favorite Cultural Things This Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. 799 more words

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Texas History, John Ford, and John Wayne

I didn’t see The Searchers when it was released in 1956.  It wasn’t the sort of Western anyone would take a child to see.  Fess Parker as Davy Crockett was more my speed in those days.  522 more words


Film Spotlight: The Searchers

When I read Martin Scorsese’s review of John Ford’s The Searchers(1956) starring John Wayne, I admit it helped me understand the film in a way only a filmmaker could explain.  587 more words


Heros Never Lack Conviction

Why do I write Westerns?

I sat down to blog on this question “Why Westerns?”, and realized the answer could fill a volume. The Western’s hero is one reason, but besides the heroes it has something to do with the adage “write what you know”. 335 more words

Top Ten Tuesday: Oscar Shutouts

The 86th Academy Awards are this Sunday, which means that this is the week for articles, lists, and thinkpieces on Oscar winners, nominees, and snubs of years past. 1,684 more words