Sunday, March 25, 2012

Themes Like Old Times

Have Gun Will Travel

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  1. Those were the days Proof. Many the nights at the old farm place that I waiting in eager anticipation for those western heros to come on the small black and white screen. Richard Boone as Paladin in have Gun Will Travel, Johnny Yuma, Big Valley, Bonanza, Chuck Conners in the Rifleman, and so many more. I miss the times and the shows, but filled with great memories of that now faraway time. Just got through saving a draft for tomorrows post over at Guns and Bikinis which includes not only a great looking gal, but an image of a Buntline Colt and installed a utube video below with the theme song from Gunfight at OK Corral and happen to look over at my blog list and saw this post of yours so here I am reflecting on what was my good old days.

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    1. Back in the day when Big Cereal corrupted the youth of America with frogmen and PT boats and flying Supermen, one cereal company offered a 1/1 scale model of a Buntline Colt. I don't remember if it was free for boxtops or if I had to send a pittance along with it, but they mailed me a Buntline Colt model kit, and for a time, I had the same sidearm as Wyatt Earp!

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  2. Thanks for the memories!!!!!

    Looking back, those 1950s shows are so BORING, so white bread and vanilla ice cream.

    What a difference a few years makes. Realism came to the screen in 1964 when Richard Boone starred is one of my favorite films "Rio Conchos." This was the West as it was. Gritty, dirty, violent and Boone in the role of a lifetime as a vicious racist Indian killer.

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    1. It's a mixed bag. The violence was pretty tame then. There wasn't anyone who couldn't be killed in a moment with just a single shot or single knife wound. Still, compared to some of the stuff on the tube these days, this stuff is extremely watchable.

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  3. Depends on your taste in entertainment.

    I would rather watch a "Kingdom of Heaven", "Troy" or "Tombstone" with realistic violence. The phony violence of old WWII movies cannot compare to the realism of HBO's "The Pacific" or "Saving Private Ryan."

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    1. Well, you can't always discount the unintended comedy of some of the old shows...like when Barnaby Jones fires his snub nosed .38 from the hip and hits a very small target some twenty yards away.

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