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Films of the Past

Do you see any characteristic features of Stewart and Wayne in these films that rocketed them to permanent stardom? If not, why did this happen? 482 more words


John Wayne-The Train Robbers-Yugoslavian

This 1973 release Yugoslavian poster has the dramatic artwork that showcased the adventurous movies that made John Wayne an American icon in movie history. Filmed in both Mexico and the U.S., and co-starring popular stars of the day, Wayne would only go on to make five more feature films before his death in 1979. 154 more words

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Starring Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne, this is one of John Ford’s later masterpieces.  I love Ford because he brilliantly crafts stories, characters and cinematography in such a way that I come away not quite able to explain why I liked the movie so much.  699 more words


Teachers! What's Tour Inner Teaching Chi?

I grew up on John Wayne.  He was my grandmother’s favorite and every time a J.W. movie came on, life stopped and we watched. He was rough and tough, but inside, he was tender and caring. 248 more words


Dad: Merry Christmas

My old man isn’t doing too well these days.
He’s still in the hospital – a stroke victim.
Truth be told, I’d like to switch places with him. 500 more words


Updating John ...

“You’re not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.” – Dean Martin

I should have posted this back in January:

I’ll get back to my John Wayne Filmography shortly.

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The Searchers (1956)

I consider this to be the greatest film John Ford ever directed, and that is saying something because he made so many fine films. The visuals in this are stunning, from that opening shot of the door in monument valley, to the burning home(surely an inspiration for George Lucas when he made Star Wars? 749 more words

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