Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday Man Movie

One of Gary Cooper's greatest westerns was High Noon, in which he, as the town sheriff, was forced to stand alone to fight a soon-to-arrive gang of bad guys because the townspeople were all gutless cowards. His own honor wouldn't let him run even when everyone else was abandoning him.

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  1. Self-reliance, principles and loyalty. Movie not for kids, now, no collective anti-gun message!

    gfa

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  2. Great movie!

    Supposedly "Outland" was somewhat based on High Noon".

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    1. Now that you mention that one, I can see that.

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  3. Movie Trivia Time! Did you know that John Wayne and Howard Hawks HATED that Movie? They couldn't believe that in 1950s America that an entire Town wouldn't have the balls to stand up to Evil that was threatening their Existence. They just couldn't get their minds around the fact that the Republic could have so many "Sheeple" in it. So, down the road, they did THREE movies to "Counter" High Noon. They were Rio Bravo, El Dorado, and Rio Lobo.

    Oh, and the great Science Fiction Author Leigh Brackett wrote the Script for El Dorado, based on Harry Brown's "The Stars in their Courses". I've TOUCHED the Duke's Thank You Letter he wrote to Ms. Brackett when I got a chance to visit her in 75. And when George Lucas had some trouble putting his "Dream Script" for Star Wars together, he hired Ms. Brackett to work it out.

    Personally, I like High Noon and Hawk's Trilogy. But I'm kinda Open-Minded that way.

    Unlike Liberal Fascists.

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