This has been a fantastic event. I have really enjoyed reading posts about the wide variety of films that fall under this category. I think we showed Sam Elliott a thing or two, such as Westerns can be good from pretty much anywhere on (or off) this planet. We have one final entry: Movie Fan … Continue reading The Foreign Western Blogathon – Final Wrap-up!
Welcome to Day Two of the Foreign Westerns Blogathon. We’ve got some ace-high posts today! Critica Retro introduces us to popular Brazilian actor Amácio Mazzaropi, whose many cinematic successes includes a spoof of Western vigilante films, Uma Pistola para Djeca (A Pistol for Djeca). Destroy All Fanboys! urges us to take the time to watch … Continue reading The Foreign Western Blogathon – Day Two Recap
This post is part of the Foreign Western Blogathon, hosted by ME. Read the rest of the rootin’ tootin’ posts HERE! When I first got the idea for this blogathon I had two or three films in mind for my own post. Then I started looking for images to use for my original announcement post … Continue reading The Foreign Western Blogathon: Tiempo de Morir (1966)
The Foreign Western Blogathon has arrived! Bloggers: When your post goes live, leave the URL for your post in the comments section here or under the original announcement post. You may also send it to me via Twitter. My handle is @DebbieVee. I will do daily recaps, but will also collect all the URLs in … Continue reading The Foreign Western Blogathon is Here!
We're only a few days away from the start of Foreign Western Blogathon! There's still plenty of time to join in. Request your choice in the comments section here or under the original announcement post. You may also send it to me via Twitter. My handle is @DebbieVee. Looking forward to a great event!
The pandemic and personal issues have kept me out of the blogathon loop for a long time. It’s been a whole year since my last blogathon. Well, I’m back at it now and very excited to announce this new one! Most of you are probably aware that there was a social media kerfuffle a few … Continue reading Announcing The Foreign Western Blogathon!
This post is part of The William Wellman Blogathon, hosted by Liz at Now Voyaging. Find the rest of the posts for this event HERE! Since I was a little girl, I have loved Westerns. But even back then, I couldn't help noticing one thing: The general lack of women in most Western movies. Sure, … Continue reading William Wellman’s Westward the Women
This post is part of the Anti-Damsel Blogathon, hosted by Fritzi at Movies, Silently and Jo at The Last Drive In. Read the rest of the posts HERE! When I was in college, I had a wonderful professor named Dr. Taylor. He taught several film classes, mostly about film noir. He was adept at pointing … Continue reading The Furies: The Anti-Damsel with a Daddy Fixation
This post is part of the Miriam Hopkins Blogathon, hosted by Silver Screenings and A Small Press Life/Font & Fock. Click HERE for a list of all participants. SPOILERS FOLLOW FOR VIRGINIA CITY. When this blogathon was announced, people jumped in right away and grabbed up Miriam Hopkins' best-known films. Even though the rules of … Continue reading Miriam Hopkins as the Anti-Scarlett: Virginia City (1940)
This post is part of the O Canada Blogathon hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings and Kristina of Speakeasy. When Kristina and Ruth first announced a blogathon devoted to Canadian film, my initial thought was "The Grey Fox." This revisionist Western, starring Richard Farnsworth and based on the real-life outlaw Bill Miner, is one of … Continue reading O Canada Blogathon: The Grey Fox (1982)
(SIDENOTE: This week is my one-year Blogversary! WordPress informed me on July 1 that I have had this blog for one year, but that was the day I signed up for a blog. My first blog post appeared on July 8, 2012. Thanks to all who have stopped by over the past year!) What does … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Hollywood Should Have Shelved The Lone Ranger Movie
Over on one of my favorite web sites, io9, there was a recent article by Charlie Jane Anders about the failure of many sci-fi-fantasy/Western genre mash-ups to gain large audiences. She argued that the reason is the Western is a “moribund” genre—i.e., basically dead. Well, them’s fightin’ words where I come from, pardner—er, I mean, … Continue reading The Western Is Not Dead–It’s Just Asleep
Come on, admit it, writers--at one time or another, you've written some fan-fiction. O.K., maybe you haven't, but I bet you at least thought about it at one time or another It's something that's difficult to confess to. I was actually a bit hesitant about writing this post, until I saw an article by Peter … Continue reading 5 Ways Writing Fan-Fiction Made Me A Better Writer