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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.
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WESTERN WRITING: THE LITERATURE OF AMERICA’S SOUL AUGUST 7, 2014 - AUGUST 28, 2014
August 21, 2014
This Week's Theme: Writing Westerns for a Younger Audience
Interview Guests: Johnny Boggs and Nancy Plain
This week's Message: The “Western” is a genre of various arts, such as film, television, radio, literature, painting and others. When most of us think about Western literature, we think of writers devoted to telling stories set primarily in the late 19th century in the American Old West, hence the name. However, in today’s world of literature, the name “Western” can be misleading to some. Western literature is about yesterday, today and tomorrow. Western literature has many genres, including Fiction, Nonfiction, Juvenile, Juvenile Nonfiction, Poetry and even Music. Contemporary Western literature has become America’s unique brand of literature, now enjoyed throughout the world.
Throughout the month of August, Life Changing Talk Radio has teamed with the Western Writers of America, Inc. (WWA) to produce and broadcast four very special episodes. Each episode will include interviews with members of the WWA and will address several interesting and enlightening aspects of contemporary Western literature.
Western Writers of America, Inc., was founded in 1953 to promote the literature of the American West and bestow Spur Awards for distinguished writing in the Western field. The founders were largely authors who wrote traditional Western fiction, but the organization has swiftly expanded to include historians and other nonfiction authors, young adult and romance writers, and writers interested in regional history. Today the organization has over 650 members who write everything from mainstream fiction to local history.
Helping Hands Press “THIRSTY THURSDAY” Party!
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It's time to get a little weird on the Sports Nerd Show, as we discuss the Cohen Brothers films. From their comedy classics, to their gorgeous westerns, we will be spending most of the show nerding out about their films. Joseph Muldoon will be joining us on the show too! He'll be talking with us about what he's nerdy about, and join us in our Cohen movie discussion.
Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes Reavis Wortham, thriller novelist whose books are set in the west. Rev is an award-winning photographer, journalist and educator from Texas with a Masters Degree in Communication and one heck of a storyteller. His "Red River Mysteries" series is a tightly wound trip through the west that will leave your heart pounding, your fists clenched and your thirst for a magnificent thriller quenched. See his work at http://reaviszwortham.com/.
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The last time these gentlemen were on the show, we had to stop early due to sound issues. Back by popular demand, please welcome Ken Farmer and Dwight Zimmerman.
Also joining this exciting lineup, author Lindsay Downs! This will be a great show with these three great guys for company! Be sure to tune in!
LENORE ANDRIEL EP 2 producer, writer, actress Lenore Andriel, starred in the western film “Yellow Rock”, returns to the show to discuss producing in film and television. er path forever. Andriel grew up on the east coast, moved to NYC to study with many award-winning teachers. Her theatre work was instantly successful with lead roles from Off-Broadway to Lincoln Center. Her first starring film role was opposite Bo Svenson in Blood Brothers, which led to her continuing to being cast as the “strong female lead”. She then played leads in award-winning independent films in both the u.s. and abroad, including Childhood opposite Tara Fitzgerald, which filmed throughout eastern europe, Midnight Witness, that gave her, with Maxwell Caulfield, and Desperate Measures, additionally starred opposite Paul Rudd, Dennis Haysbert, Paul Johansson, and Miguel Ferrer, to name a few in both film and television. As a voice-over actress she portrays several lead characters in “World Of Warcraft”. The next phase of her career, was to write, produce and star in her own feature, Yellow Rock, Andriel's first venture as a filmmaker paid off, winning her a coveted Best Actress Award, Best Screenplay Shared with Co-Writer Steve Doucette, “Best Picture” multiple times, And Best Producer. Yellow Rock stars Michael Biehn, James Russo, Michael & Eddie Spears has garnered eighteen awards ranging from the prestigious Western Heritage Awards 2012 to the Red Nation Film Awards.
How does a show that begins with a lengthy discussion of Phil’s hairstyles thru the years end up being so darn inspiring?
When it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, of course!
On this week’s show, Dean and Phil discuss The Paramount Ranch, westerns, Chaplin, Alexander Payne, the moon landing and history belonging to those that move and delight us.
Dean shares great advice for comedy writers.
Phil explains both the good and the bad in our move to BlogTalkRadio.
Then, your friends in podcasting remember a famous werewolf, a punk rock icon, the Grand Dame of Broadway, the preeminent bass player of his generation, the last “real man”, a war hero and Olympian, and a 21 year-old actress and filmmaker.
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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