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"Cimarron" 1931

What does Cimarron mean?

 Unless you are a massive fan of Edna Ferber’s 1929 Novel of the same name, you might be as clueless as I. 2,004 more words

Academy Award Best Picture Challenge

My Review of ‘No Country for Old Men” (2007)

This movie essentially pits psychokiller versus greedy Texas shitkicker in the battle for possession of two mill in found drug money (after a deal goes south). 250 more words


Jane Got a Gun

Ever wonder what it would be like if Nicholas Sparks wrote gunfighter stories? Or if Sergio Leone was a romance novelist? Your answer may reside within the 98 minutes that make up “Jane Got a Gun” (2016). 64 more words

Movie Reviews


2016 Spring Term registration is now open for three online Western genre courses taught by this writer; Westerns: Film as a Lens to the Present… 353 more words


Let's Raise a Toast to John Wayne!

Let it be known that, while what you get caught saying on camera or online can cost you your job and tarnish your reputation, that what you said nearly half a century ago under an entirely different context, will… 1,512 more words

Culture War

Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads (2016)

Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads: Studies in Relocation, Transition and Appropriation (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016). Edited by Austin Fisher.

As its title suggests, the chapters featured in this edited volume all focus on Spaghetti Westerns in one way or another. 518 more words


How the West Was Zombed - Chapter 92

The double doors at the back of the livery were secured with a long board shoved between two handles, one on each door. A pair of werewolf claws smashed through it and the doors were swung open. 1,548 more words