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Treasures 5: The West (1898-1938, 2010)

worldcat link: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/747276859

I’m going to have a hard time finding enough adjectives to express just how impressed I am by this collection. The films are fascinating, the visual quality is excellent, the music is delightful, the commentaries and historical notes are informative, and the overall package is charming and attractive. 337 more words

American Cinema

Destiny DLC?: 04 Hidden Racism

I once read that Bungie’s Destiny was modeled around the idea of the Wild West, or more importantly Movie Westerns. That my seem strange until you remember Fox’s short lived ‘Firefly’ series. 333 more words


Wednesday's Book Review: "John Ford"

John Ford. By Peter Bogdanovich. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.

The accomplished film director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon… 236 more words



“Silver Canon”      I’ve been to places like that.   Walked around for about four hours in that kind of country — by myself  … foolishly …  without water …  without protection from the bear and puma.    502 more words


War Bonnet Round-Up

Early rodeos were local attempts at re-creating the thrills of touring “wild west shows,” and also opportunities for Western communities to celebrate their heritage and local talent. 196 more words


Blurbs From the Branch: Stunning Debut Novel

S.M. Hulse’s beautiful debut novel Black River is the story of Wes Carter, a former corrections officer for Montana’s state prison. After living in Spokane, Washington for nearly 20 years, Wes must return to Black River, Montana to bury his wife. 76 more words



The Season 3 DVD package for Longmire has now been released (March 3rd). Set in present-day Wyoming, Longmire is a contemporary Western mystery series that first debuted in 2012 on A&E. 211 more words