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A Mystery Writer's Almanac--Dueling

A Mystery Writer’s Almanac–Dueling

On February 20 in 1839, Congress prohibits dueling inside the District of Columbia, presumably after the failure the previous year to create a Constitutional amendment banning it.  32 more words

A Mystery Writer's Almanac

THE LEGEND OF BUTCH & SUNDANCE – THE TV MOVIE

The Legend of Butch & Sundance (2006) is a curious movie. Filmed in 2003 and intended for a 2004 release as a TV movie on NBC, it did not air until two years after that. 506 more words

Westerns

Favorite Films: Stagecoach (1939)

Until John Ford filmed Stagecoach in 1939, the Western was in sad shape as a genre. There was a lot of galloping horses chasing other galloping horses. 381 more words

Film

Meek's Cutoff screening, 18 February 2017

Kelly Reichardt’s Meek’s Cutoff (USA, 2010) is being screened at the Autry Museum of the American West’s Wells Fargo Theatre on Saturday 18 February at 1:30 pm. 99 more words

Westerns

Mapping Cinematic Norths (2016)

Mapping Cinematic Norths: International Interpretations in Film and Television. Edited by Julia Dobson and Jonathan Rayner (Bern: Peter Lang AG, 2016).

This edited collection features a diverse selection of chapters that each engage in some way with the representation of the “North” in films and television programmes. 196 more words

Westerns

'Dollars Trilogy' Spaghetti Western Shoot in 35mm

I was just interviewing the director of the werewolf / western hybrid “Blood Moon” (shot in Kent!) and I was reminded of my visit to the locations used in many classic spaghetti westerns. 100 more words

Sands Through The Hourglass

Paulette Jiles's News of the World

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd has a mission that he did not ask for nor one that he wishes, though he readily admits the necessity of his journey. 511 more words

Historical Fiction