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    • Re: New Westerns

      Be warned that I have read the book that this western will be based on and it's about Doc's life as a boy and young man. The Earps are in it but we don't go near Tombstone and the OK Corral.
      It was a decent enough read and all Doc's lines were written as if Val Kilmer was speaking them and if this is a mini series they may even go farther than the novel.


      We deal in lead, friend.
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      Gorch wrote:

      Be warned that I have read the book that this western will be based on and it's about Doc's life as a boy and young man. The Earps are in it but we don't go near Tombstone and the OK Corral.
      It was a decent enough read and all Doc's lines were written as if Val Kilmer was speaking them and if this is a mini series they may even go farther than the novel.


      We deal in lead, friend.

      Thanks for the info.
      I suppose, the redeeming fact is, that I considered
      Val Kilmer's portrayal of Doc, as far the best.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: New Westerns

      ethanedwards wrote:

      Anything that promotes the western genre has to be good news as long as it doesn't involve Martians becoming Native Americans, and the horses turning into Transformers!!


      Amen, Brother Keith.
      De gustibus non est disputandum
    • Re: New Westerns

      A&E’s ‘Longmire’: The Humble Cowboy At TCA

      At a late Friday afternoon panel session promoting A&E’s forthcoming summertime western saga Longmire, the question was asked as to whether the success of FX’s Justified perhaps smoothed the path wheels for Longmire to see the light of primetime. Exec producer John Covony answered succinctly: “The short answer is no.” Why not? “Well, in Hollywood, some ideas are gestating as others are coming to life.” He added that while he’s happy that Justified “helped to make people think about westerns,” he made the point that Justified star Timothy Olyphant and Longmire lead Robert Taylor were quite different in both style and substantive approach to their roles. Exec producer Greer Shephard went further, suggesting that Olyphant’s character “is a man tortured and driven by demons” while Taylor’s is defined by “love and loyalty.” She also doesn’t believe that Justified is even a true western, she thinks it’s more of “a Southern Gothic show. But Longmire— “The integrity and moral steadfastness of Walt Longmire are tentpoles of the classic American cowboy.”

      That may well be true. But this is also true: Taylor, who portrays Longmire, isn’t even American but Aussie. Someone wondered why it seems that more and more Australian actors are snatching the all-American alpha male roles away from U.S. performers. Shephard explained: “To be honest, a trait that was very, very hard to find” in the casting process “was humility. And there are a lot of metrosexuals as well” among American actors who auditioned. Where have you gone, Clint Eastwood and Harrison Ford?

      deadline.com/2012/01/ae-feels-…loyalty-for-longmire-tca/
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      Just when I had given up hope, there is a light on the horizon. I hope they do the western justice though, and offer up some revisionist nonsense. I have seen the first episode of Hell on Wheels, and thought it pretty good. However, as I do not have cable, satellite, or even an antenna, I have to wait for them to come out on DVD or on Netflix.
      "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them" It may be time worn, but it's the best life-creed I know.
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      Colorado Bob wrote:

      Just when I had given up hope, there is a light on the horizon. I hope they do the western justice though, and offer up some revisionist nonsense. I have seen the first episode of Hell on Wheels, and thought it pretty good. However, as I do not have cable, satellite, or even an antenna, I have to wait for them to come out on DVD or on Netflix.

      It's not on Hulu yet, Bob, but that would be a place to check after a while. We watch quite a few fairly current TV shows there. Some require Hulu Plus, which is similar in price to Netflix ($7.99/month).

      Like you, we don't have cable, satellite or an antenna, and without those, our TV only "shows" DVDs or Netflix through our son's Playstation. Hulu's through the computer.
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      chester7777 wrote:

      Like you, we don't have cable, satellite or an antenna, and without those, our TV only "shows" DVDs or Netflix through our son's Playstation. Hulu's through the computer.


      Nice to learn that people other than myself are not TV fanatics. I do have an outside antenna but other than a local weather channel, never watch anything on the three networks. IMO, 99.9% of todays TV programs are garbage, about like the same percentage of modern movies.
      De gustibus non est disputandum
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      chester7777 wrote:

      Were certainly not TV fanatics, but, Computer fanatics? Hmmmm . . . .

      Chester :newyear:

      That of course JIm, is something we should all consider,
      We may be spending lesss time watching TV,
      but then we didn't have PC's!
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
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      chester7777 wrote:

      It's not on Hulu yet, Bob, but that would be a place to check after a while. We watch quite a few fairly current TV shows there. Some require Hulu Plus, which is similar in price to Netflix ($7.99/month).

      Like you, we don't have cable, satellite or an antenna, and without those, our TV only "shows" DVDs or Netflix through our son's Playstation. Hulu's through the computer.



      Like you, I don't watch TV as I dint have cable either adn im not going to spend the money to get it unless THEY let me pick the channels I want? and "WE" know that aint going to happen >:-((

      The last time I watched more than about 10 minutes worth of TV besides when at my Sis and Bro-in-Laws house for Christmas-was on July 23rd. The rest of the time its been from the internet or mainly on my "DvD" """Theater""" ;-))
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..