TUMP FILMMAKERS [SERIES 3: WESTERNS] [PT. 4 – THE SHOOTIST]

TUMP FILMMAKERS [SERIES 3: WESTERNS] [PT. 4 – THE SHOOTIST]

It’s 2017 now, but we’re still not crying with our marathon of westerns as we discuss the 70s Don Siegel film The Shootist. Enjoy:

1001 FILMS: THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (1962)

This film is part of my small John Ford Marathon. The west, as I’ve seen it, has always been a legally void society. It’s a time when communities were a group of farmers who lived miles away from one another and people lived on their moral code as opposed to any governed law handed down … Continue reading “1001 FILMS: THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (1962)”

1001 FILMS: STAGECOACH (1939)

I’m getting into the swing of the classic cinema thing. Here’s an excerpt of my latest review for John Ford‘s Stagecoach: The simple plot of these characters traveling across the dangerous roads with Geronimo on the war path seems enough to stage an intricate bottle episode of a television show. Read the full review here.

COWBOY MARATHON – TRUE GRIT (1969)

Frank Ross (John Pickard) heads into town to handle some business where he’s shot dead in cold blood by his own assistant, Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey).  Frank’s daughter, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), wants justice.  She therefore goes out and hires who she thinks is a man who has ‘True Grit’, Marshall Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne) … Continue reading “COWBOY MARATHON – TRUE GRIT (1969)”