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Being a fan of "Classic Westerns" by film makers like, the three "Johns" (...Huston, Ford, and Sturges) , Sam Peckinpah, or Howard Hawks, one can't forget about the western film contributions made overseas, in Europe; otherwise known as the "Spaghetti Western". This week we'll focus our attention on three such films; A Fist Full of Dollars, Once Upon A Time in the West, and The Good the Bad and the Ugly. These are the movies of famed Italian writer, and director, Sergio Leone.
I am truly blessed to be able to make a living doing what I love so very much to do.
I wrote my first story - it was a western - when I was five. It was really awful, as might be expected, but my mother kept that typed and spell-checked (my mother again) short story tucked away until the day she died.
Later I became a newspaper reporter, thinking that books are written by authors which I most assuredly was not. I kept trying to write though, eventually did it wrong enough to learn how to get it right. That first sale, a young adult novel published by Independence Press, was more than thirty years and a good many books ago and I have loved every day since.
Did I mention how very blessed I am? Believe it.
As a journalist, the Colorado Press Association awarded Frank their highest award, the Sweepstakes Award, for the best news story of 1980,and the Western Writers of America has twice named Frank recipient of their prestigious Spur Award.
Film critics Diana Saenger and James Colt Harrison drop by to salute Maureen O'Hara, the famous Irish actress who recently received an Honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. What a great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Maureen appeared in such classic movies as The Quiet Man, Mracle on 34th Street, How Green Was My Valley, Spanish Main and McClintock. Because of her beautiful red hair, she has been called the Queen of Technicolor, and her work in so many Westerns earned her a Golden Boot Award in 1991. Brought to Hollywood from Ireland by Charles Laughton in the late 1930s, Maureen achieved immediate acclaim for her fiery performances in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Jamaica Inn. She remained a popular box-office draw throughout her long acting career and played opposite a host of A-list actors including John Wayne, Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart.
It should be a treat to hear classic movie experts Diana Saenger and James Colt Harrison discuss Maureen O'Hara's remarkable film career. Diana is the founder of Classic Movie Guide, and James is a film historian who writes movie commentary for a variety of outlets, including Review Express and Classic Movie Guide.
It came as a shock when it was announced that beloved actor and humanitarian, Leonard Nimoy had succumb to his bout with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Nimoy, was best know for his stellar role as Spock, the part Vulcan, part human science officer on Star Trek's tv series, and movie franchise. But for our broadcast, we'd like to discuss and share with our listeners, some of Leonard Nimoy's film work outside of his great character portrayal of Star Trek's Spock. We hope you'll join us on our adventure in uncovering some of the other gems in the movie career of this fine actor.
Chase scenes have played a big part in many Hollywood films over the years. Some of the early known chase scenes occurred in westerns and classic gangster films. There's something thrilling and exciting about seeing stagecoaches swiftly advancing in an effort to out race hostile native or bandits trying to raid them of their passenger's wears or money, or bank robbers fleeing a crime only to be pursued by the police. What ever the movie needs to help bring a sense of adventure or urgency in an effort to entertain their audience. So for this episode of A Reel Point Of View, we'll be discussing the Art of The Chase!
Gate Beautiful Radio Show features four outstanding guests, from NYT best-selling authors in a variety of genres, to agents, editors, publicists and icons in the publishing industry. Our show hosts are Linda Kozar/author, Jeane Wynn/publicist, Lena Nelson Dooley/author and Carla Cook Hoch/author. Please join us for Christ-centered conversations. Call in and chat with your favorite authors and enter our drawings for free books!
December guests are: Authors Bill Giovannetti, Nicola Martinez, Marianne Evans, Patty Carroll, and Avily Jerome.
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The western fandom is vast and diverse and here at the nexus of all things weird we will chat about any and everything western related.
This week on the Hell on Wheels Edition of Weird West Radio:
This week we discuss and breakdown the season finale of 'Hell on Wheels' episode 04x13 'Further West', also a discussion on the many possibilities for next season and how John Wirth and the writers could end the series.
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TV Shows - Westerns I'm sure they have touched many of our lives, from the Gene Autry to the Barkleys from the Big Valley. Wholesome programs that came on every week from Warner Brothers, like Cheyenne, and Maverick. Glenn Strange & Amanda Blake at the saloon in Gunsmoke with Matt Dillon and Doc Adams and one of my favorite characters, Festus - Ken Curtis.... Shoot 'em up! Bang Bang!
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