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The Secret of Convict Lake (1951)

Why is this movie so little-known? Yesterday I was checking the day’s schedule for the Fox Movie Channel and I came across the listing for the THE SECRET OF CONVICT LAKE (1951) at 10:25 AM (EST). 2,726 more words

Actors

Saddle Up for Adventure

Book 2 of the WANTED series has released. Grace Milton is back in HER COLD REVENGE, ready to do more bounty hunting and search for her family’s killers. 240 more words

YA Fiction

Open Range (2003), directed by Kevin Costner

Courtship is a sub-topic in the picturesque and violent western Open Range. As a volunteer matchmaker on an Internet website, I have some idea of what makes for compatibility between people. 626 more words

Movie Review

August 1, 1953: Don't Take Your Guns to Town

In 1953, a new type of western hit the movie screens. Moviegoers were looking for something more complex than the head-em-off-at-the pass, white hat/black hat fare that Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers had been dishing out through the forties. 222 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Moving on to my next set of doors

Well, that’s that.

The latest round of work on the western is done. Taking a little break while waiting for some feedback from friends and trusted colleagues, then off it goes to one more professional consultant.  92 more words

Screenwriting

Slocum and the Wanton Widows of Wolf Creek by Jake Logan

Whilst hunting elk in the Rockies, inscrutable loner John Slocum hears the telltale rumbles of an avalanche. When he arrives at the source of the sound, he finds five grieving women: Circe, Miranda, Sybil, Cassandra, and resident black-sheep Lilith. 193 more words

Quick Reads

Karen Memory

Karen Memory
Elizabeth Bear

I have a complicated relationship with Westerns. Raised in the wilds of Eastern Idaho, I grew up with a white-hot loathing for country music, giant belt buckles, and manhood-enhancing pickup trucks. 946 more words

Alternate History