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(Ch. 11) The Western: A Brief History

Director Quentin Tarantino shares his take on the Western genre with journalist Dan Rather.

The Western:

The Green Berets: John Wayne, Vietnam and the Cultural Divide

In June 1968, The Green Berets made its debut in the United States at the height of the Vietnam War, which had grown increasingly unpopular amid the anti-war movement. 227 more words

Do Not Present a Gruesome Spectacle: Filming Bison for Hollywood at Elk Island in 1955

Sometimes you just stumble across surprising documents. I was cleaning out a series of boxes of older documents stored in the Astotin Theatre at Elk Island National Park. 468 more words

The Protagonist That Doesn't Change

Hi everyone,

I must say I deeply enjoyed blogging about writing a few weeks ago and I’m going to try to make it a habit. Writing is my passion and I especially enjoy writing fiction in my free time. 824 more words

Creative Writing

A drawing medium and paper

Drawing is a favorite pastime of mine. It’s an art medium that I categorize differently from other art mediums. The reason for this is because I find it easier to do. 228 more words


#OTD in 2015 – Death of actress and singer, Maureen O’Hara, born Maureen FitzSimons in Ranelagh, Co Dublin.

Ar deis Dé go raibh a hanam.

The famously red-headed O’Hara was known for playing fiercely passionate but sensible heroines, and often worked with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne. 170 more words

Irish History

Where are our John Waynes of Hollywood?

Where are the REAL men?

What happened to the classy Hollywood leading men? Where men like John Wayne, James Stewart, Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, and Ronald Reagan hailed from? 1,709 more words