Oops, I Think I annoyed “The Duke!”
John Wayne, aka “The Duke” was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars…and I made him angry with a story I wrote that looked at the changing face of Hollywood westerns…
Time To Get Some “Action A Go Go!”
If you aren’t familiar with the terrific site “Actionagogo.com”, it’s chock full of great movie stuff: all the latest news, reviews, previews and analysis of film, plus a big section for commentary and perspective as well….including mine!
John Wayne’s Wild West Gets A Bloody Nose!
The Editors at “Actionagogo.com” asked me if I wanted to share any stories about movies, and of course I said yes!
I had been thinking about how the classic Hollywood western had changed – and when it changed…I found my answer with two classic films – one an Oscar winner, the other the most violent film ever released by a major movie studio:
John Wayne won an Academy Award as Best Actor for “True Grit” – and THIS film was originally rated “X” when it was reviewed by the motion picture board:
John Wayne’s Bloody Nose!
I wrote about these two films and what they meant in 1969, I hope you check it out!
Here is the link to my story – please let the folks at “Action A Go Go” know what you think!
Of course, I love westerns, a genre that lives on today…here is another one of my favorites:
If you want some more to check out, click on my story here as well:
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