Captain Spaulding on Skull Island

Western Roundup Part 3

May 20th, 2010

—– Monday 5-10-10 Oklahoma! (1955) Directed by Fred Zinnemann Written by Sonya Levien & William Ludwig, from the musical by Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein II, who adapted it from a play by Lynn Riggs Starring Shirley Jones, Gordon MacRae, Rod Steiger, Eddie Albert & Gloria Grahame Everything you need for a great Western – […]

Western Roundup Part 2

May 10th, 2010

—– Monday 5-3-10 The Beguiled (1971) Directed by Don Siegel Written by Albert Maltz & Irene Kamp, from a novel by Thomas Cullinan Starring Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page & Elizabeth Hartman Ooops! This isn’t a western, it’s a dark, twisted Civil War melodrama. Eastwood plays a shady Yankee soldier in Louisiana who has to recover […]

Western Roundup Part 1

May 7th, 2010

Many, many movies piled up on both the DVR and my “To Be Watched” shelves and many, many of those (27!) are westerns. It’s time to get through these films! So over a period of 20 days, I’ll be trying to get through as many of these as possible. Here’s the rundown (I’m not a […]

— Another Flash Fiction Challenge hosted by Patti Abbott. This one is called “Sweet Dreams.” Patti describes the premise like this: “It begins in a food/drink establishment of some sort. The radio/juke box/band is playing ‘Sweet Dreams’ by the Eurythmics. A red-headed woman in an electric blue dress comes through the door. And then what?” […]

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