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  • The Duke vs. Duke University

    07/14/2014 8:06:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 13, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It’s a classic clash of symbols: The family of a right-wing icon goes head to head with a left-wing school, but for distinctly apolitical reasons. “Heirs of the late movie legend John Wayne have filed a lawsuit against Duke University over use of the ‘Duke’ nickname , which the family wants to register for use in marketing bourbon and other alcoholic beverages,” CBS Los Angeles reported recently. “Duke University states that the grounds for the Oppositions are ‘deceptiveness,’ ‘false suggestion of a connection,’ ‘priority and likelihood of confusion,’ and ‘dilution,’” the family claims in its lawsuit. John Wayne Enterprises filed...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Circus World" a/k/a "The Magnificent Showman"(1964)

    07/06/2014 12:21:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Henry Hathaway
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Big Jake"(1971)

    06/15/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1971 | George Sherman
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Rio Lobo"(1970)

    06/01/2014 11:48:46 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1970 | Howard Hawks
  • Last Day for John Wayne Film Festival on TCM

    04/25/2014 12:57:35 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 25 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 25, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    I normally watch Turner Classic Movies on a regular basis, but the last month or so has been brutal and I've been able to watch very little. Sadly, I just found out that John Wayne is their Star of the Month for April. Instead of showing his films on several nights a week, TCM is currently doing a marathon of his films. I'm trying to figure out what shows to dump from my DVR in order to record some ones that I haven't seen in quite some time. Today is the official last day of the marathon and there are...
  • John Wayne Movie Marathon on TCM Monday Night Through Early Saturday

    04/21/2014 5:11:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 64 replies
    Monday, April 21, 2014 | Kristinn
    Now through early Saturday morning it is nothing but John Wayne movies on Turner Classic Movies. Link to TCM where you can peruse their schedule to maximize your viewing pleasure.
  • Poll: John Wayne 7th Most Popular Star; Beats Clooney, Streep, Damon, Penn

    04/03/2014 8:39:42 PM PDT · by This Just In · 131 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | April 3, 2014 | John Nolte
    Since 1994, when Harris first began polling a large sample (2,311 this year) of Americans with the simple question "Who is your favorite movie star?", only one actor has made the top ten every year and only one actor has made it posthumously: John Wayne. In 2014, The Duke did it again, placing 7th -- holding the same spot he held last year.
  • The Secrets Behind John Wayne's Many Names

    03/30/2014 11:07:03 PM PDT · by kingattax · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 28, 2014 | Bryan Enk
    Can you believe the real name of one pop culture's most prominent icons of rugged American masculinity was... 'Marion'? The Duke himself (another name he went by, originally belonging to his boyhood pooch) would argue that the name 'John Wayne' is just as real as the one that appeared on his birth certificate. The Hollywood legend didn't take his aliases lightly; each represented a different persona in the late actor's life and career, a subject explored in Scott Eyman's exhaustively researched new biography, "John Wayne: The Life and Legend." "In Wayne's own mind, he was Duke Morrison," writes Eyman in...
  • JOCKO: I say this, "I BELIEVE!"

    01/13/2014 11:52:40 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 2 replies
    Waiting for the axe to fall, the soldiers discuss the hereafter. Jocko: I say this :I BELIEVE ! I can never find a way to argue down you that don’t believe, but I believe in the Lord God Almighty,all knowingand all forgiving. [Music.] And I believethat Good shall be triumphant in the endand that evil shall be vanquished. I believein a hereafter. Bob: Me, too. I figure a man’s got to believe in those things, does he want to believe in the good things about man — ?about his very own self — ? [Green Leaves…] the real good...
  • Bummed About the GOP Congressional Debacle? John Wayne’s Wisdom on Liberals

    10/18/2013 6:35:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/17/2013 | Dave Urbanski
    .....if you’re feeling down, lend your ears to the hardscrabble words of John Wayne. These excerpts from a 1975 interview — nearly 40 years ago — sound like the Duke could have uttered them today, as he digs into liberal political tactics and fiscal policies. Here’s Wayne’s take on those who lean left all the way back in the Ford presidency: “They never listen to your point of view, and they make a decision as to what you think, and they’re articulate enough and in control of enough of the press to force that image out for the average person.”
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Cast A Giant Shadow" (1966)

    09/22/2013 12:19:08 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Melville Shavelson
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘We Need A Hundred More Like Jesse Helms’ In Senate

    09/12/2013 9:21:01 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    Mediate.com ^ | 9:28 pm, September 11th, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    Senator Ted Cruz spoke at an event for the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday, and amidst what was a strong foreign policy speech, Cruz got a little personal and talked about the late Republican Senator Jesse Helms, the first politician Cruz ever gave money to. Cruz touted all the “crazy things” Helms said, not as a negative, but as a positive, declaring that the Senate could use “a hundred more like Jesse Helms in the U.S. Senate.”Cruz recalled how he sent ten dollars to Helms when he was a kid, joking that he “may have been Jesse Helms’ single largest donor...
  • Searching for the Duke (But who seriously believes John Wayne had a drop of racist blood?)

    04/25/2013 11:31:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The American Prowler ^ | 4.25.13 | LARRY THORNBERRY
    The Searchers has its critics — but who seriously believes John Wayne had a drop of racist blood?Film critics, a tense and peculiar family (with apologies to the late Max Beerbohm), have spent a half century praising John Ford and John Wayne’s tense and peculiar movie, The Searchers, beyond all-reason. They do this because they believe it gives them a clean shot at calling the Duke a racist, something they enjoy doing, and which appears to be required by a Film Critics Union work rule. For those who haven’t seen the movie or don’t remember it, The Searchers tells the...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Quiet Man"(1952)

    03/17/2013 1:31:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1952 | John Ford
    Today being St. Patrick's Day, what better pick for today's feature could there be than this one?
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "McLintock!"(1963)

    02/03/2013 1:35:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1963 | Andrew V. McLagen
    For Super Bowl Sunday, what could be a more macho alternative for those who don't have a dog in the fight so to speak than a classic western starring Hollywood's greatest he-man John Wayne? The Duke plays a tough cattle baron named George Washington "G.W." McLintock while his frequent leading lady, the lovely Maureen O'Hara plays his tempestuous red headed wife in this wild, wild west take on William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew". Definitely not a film for the PC/socialist/feminazi crowd but quite fun for those who are pro-capitalism, pro-freedom and pro-strong male leader. It's also fun to see...
  • ****Texas Terror****John Wayne -1935-Encore Movies-

    01/15/2013 5:33:36 PM PST · by virgil283 · 13 replies
    Starring: John Wayne, Lucile Browne, Leroy Mason , George "Gabby" Hayes, Buffalo Bill Jr., Bert Dillard, Lloyd Ingraham, Yakima Canutt ....... Synopsis: Believing he has killed his best friend by accident, the Duke seeks solitude in the lonely life of a prospector. USA - 1935 - ...5 stars
  • Pilgrim (John Wayne to Jimmy Stewart in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance")

    11/17/2012 9:57:04 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 13, 2007 | Uploaded by ICLAIMTHISNAME
    CONTAINS SPOILERS! Be warned. In 1962, John Ford's 'The Man who Shot Libery Valance' was released starring John Wayne and James Stewart. This video is a dedication to Wayne's role.
  • John Wayne on liberals

    07/04/2012 2:11:54 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 1975 | John Wayne
    hit the link for the video
  • Shall we gather at the river? - (Roger Ebert and John Wayne)

    05/28/2012 6:56:20 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 26, 2012 | Roger Ebert
    The first time I saw him, he was striding toward me out of the burning Georgia sun, as helicopters landed behind him. His face was tanned a deep brown. He was wearing a combat helmet, an ammo belt, carrying a rifle, had a canteen on his hip, stood six feet four inches. He stuck out his hand and said, "John Wayne." That was not necessary. Wayne died on June 11, 1979. Stomach cancer. "The Big C," he called it. He had lived for quite a while on one lung, and then the Big C came back. He was near death...
  • John Wayne and the Pledge of Allegiance

    05/20/2012 1:04:10 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 4 replies
    I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag...... I want my USA.
  • The new True Grit movie

    10/03/2011 9:53:58 PM PDT · by mirkwood · 51 replies · 1+ views
    me ^ | 10/4/11 | mirk
    I just watched the remake of True Grit and I was disapointed to say the least. The kid did well, but the whole movie seemed to be a lukewarmed version of the original. This movie had all the stuff, just like a c on a term paper. Blah. When you watch the original you get involved in the movie. This is a sad satire of a classic.
  • My 'granddaddy' John Wayne, actor and Catholic convert

    10/02/2011 12:12:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies · 1+ views
    cna ^ | October 1, 2011 | David Kerr
    Fr. Matthew Muńoz Rome, Italy, Oct 1, 2011 / 12:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- John Wayne, for many, was a Hollywood legend who symbolized true masculinity and American values. To Fr. Matthew Muńoz, though, he was simply “granddaddy.” “When we were little we’d go to his house and we’d simply hang out with granddaddy and we’d play and we’d have fun: a very different image from what most people have of him,”  Fr. Muńoz told CNA on a recent visit to Rome. Fr. Muńoz was 14 years old when his grandfather died of cancer in 1979. In his lifetime, “The...
  • John Wayne Memorabilia to Go Up for Auction

    09/07/2011 1:05:48 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | September 07, 2011 | Associated Press
    Heritage Auctions spokesman Donn Pearlman on Tuesday said the auction will include more than 700 personal and professional items, including an eye patch Wayne wore in his Golden Globe-winning performance in "True Grit."
  • John Wayne's personal items are up for auction

    09/06/2011 5:55:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 7, 2011 | Susan King
    Ethan Wayne, the youngest son of Hollywood legend John Wayne, hates to have anything in his pockets because as a young boy he couldn't go out of the house with his dad without a stack of business cards that read, "Good Luck, John Wayne" on one side and the Duke's name typed on the other side stuffed in his pockets. "He would always take care of the fans no matter how busy he got," said Wayne, 49, who is named after his father's character in John Ford's influential 1956 western "The Searchers." "If he couldn't sign [an autograph] or talk...
  • Obama accuses Congress of holding back U.S. recovery [ FR needs 'Obama Blames' Topic Section ]

    08/20/2011 1:03:58 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    reuters ^ | Aug 20, 2011 | reuters
    A vacationing U.S. President Barack Obama accused Congress on Saturday of holding back the U.S. economic recovery by blocking "common sense" measures he said would create jobs and help growth. In remarks recorded on Wednesday on his campaign-style bus tour in Illinois and aired during his holiday in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Obama said the stalled construction, trade and payroll tax bills could give a boost to the economy. "The only thing preventing us from passing these bills is the refusal by some in Congress to put country ahead of party. That's the problem right now. That's what's holding this country...
  • Entire costume worn by John Wayne in True Grit set to fetch $160,000 at auction...

    08/19/2011 4:54:19 AM PDT · by mware · 17 replies
    Mail On Line ^ | Last updated at 5:55 PM on 18th August 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    It is the ultimate fancy dress outfit. The entire costume worn by John Wayne in his most famous western role is being auctioned off by his family and is expected to go for US$164,000 (Ł100,000).
  • John Wayne's Parents Lived in Waterloo, Iowa

    06/29/2011 3:33:32 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6.29.11 @ 4:50PM | By Jeffrey Lord
    Michele Bachmann says "John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa" and the media goes nuts. Ohhhhhhhh what an idiot, she confused John Wayne with John Wayne Gacy the serial killer. Ha ha ha. Now comes word that… yes indeed… Clyde Morrison and his blushing bride Molly got married in…. Waterloo, Iowa. And settled there. Later moving to Winterset, Iowa. Where they had their bouncing baby boy ...Who grew up to become -- yes indeed -- John Wayne. Not John Wayne Gacy.
  • Media pretty excited over Bachmann’s John Wayne gaffe in Iowa

    06/27/2011 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    hot air ^ | 6/27/11 | Allahpundit
    Watch below courtesy of a YouTube account titled, no joke, “BachmannLovesGacy.” The gaffe: She claimed in an interview with Fox News that she shares the spirit of another famous Waterloo, Iowa, resident, John Wayne. But John Wayne never lived in Waterloo; John Wayne Gacy did, which means this is either (a) another sloppy factual error a la her claiming that Lexington and Concord are located in New Hampshire or (b) some sort of Freudian slip that proves she secretly identifies with lunatics or something. (Bachmann loves Gacy!) Her critics will insist they’re sticking to the first narrative but their read...
  • John Wayne Six-Gun Salute, Encore Western Marathon on Memorial Day!

    05/28/2011 11:39:14 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo/AC ^ | May 28th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Many don't realize that John Wayne struggled a bit to get to his famed career as a western legend. In 1926, John Wayne started his journey in the film industry by being an extra, a propman and a stuntman. His first starring role would be in a Fox Film western called "The Big Trail" (1930). He was let go from Fox after starring in three leads.
  • John Wayne [The Convert] (1907-1979)

    05/27/2011 5:52:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    McNamara's Blog ^ | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Pat McNamara
    John Wayne (1907-1979) Today marks the 104th birthday of my favorite movie star (and Catholic convert), John Wayne (1907-1979). Born Marion Michael Morrison in Iowa, he grew up in California and attended the University of Southern California, where he played football. A surfing accident ended his football career and he got into the movie business as a prop boy. From there he found leading roles, mainly in B-Westerns, until his 1939 breakthrough role in Stagecoach. His work with director John Ford resulted in some of the greatest Westerns ever made: Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949),...
  • Happy Birthday to The Mighty John Wayne (104th)

    05/26/2011 4:40:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    bighollywood.breitbart.com ^ | May 26, 2011 | Hollywoodland
    Via Wikipedia: Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director and producer.[1] He epitomized rugged masculinity and became an enduring American icon. He is famous for his distinctive voice, walk and height. He was also known for his conservative political views and his support, beginning in the 1950s, for anti-communist positions. A Harris Poll, released January 2011, placed Wayne third among America’s favorite film stars,[2] the only deceased star on the list and the only one who has appeared on...
  • John Wayne’s Birthday

    05/26/2011 1:42:53 PM PDT · by Snuph · 52 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | May 26, 2011 | Alan Caruba
    It’s not a national holiday but, for some, it should be. On May 26, 1907 Marion Robert Morrison came into the world in Winterset, Iowa. When he left on June 11, 1979, he was John Wayne, an American icon. continue reading at:http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/36926
  • If John Wayne were alive today....

    05/13/2011 4:14:05 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 108 replies
    I often wonder that if John Wayne were alive today, what would he think/do/say regarding the current events of the world. Not just the current regime in DC and Congress, but Iraq, Afghanistan etc....
  • In the Words of John Wayne...

    12/13/2010 10:40:21 AM PST · by hawkins · 9 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 12/13/2010 | Travis Main
    “Courage is being scared to death…. but saddling up anyway.”Good stewardship by the United States Government (“We the People”) is failing miserably. Good stewardship is at the heart of Biblical expectation. Therefore, as a Christian Nation enjoying God’s blessings and founded on God given principles, the following topic is not just a necessary secular topic, but a necessary religious topic. Folks may be afraid to talk about and even engage in taking action, but they are even more afraid of the consequences. However, it is time to “saddle up”.America is scared to death at this point in the country’s history....
  • 'The Alamo' turns 50

    10/24/2010 1:45:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | October 24, 2010 | Hector Saldana
    "In San Antonio, the Alamo is venerated as a sacred shrine. But it does not belong to Texas alone," Wayne told newspaper reporters. "It belongs to people everywhere who value the priceless treasure that has always been bought with blood — human freedom." Pilar Wayne says that was no act. "I feel that he wanted to show what America stood for and the courage and the love of the country," she said. "To him, it was a very important message that he wanted to put out there. Mainly, it was his love of America." "The Alamo," which was the most...
  • Iconic John Wayne Role Redone (True Grit remake)

    08/18/2010 7:17:49 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 164 replies · 1+ views
    movies.yahoo.com ^ | August 18, 2010 | Jonathan Crow
    In 1969, John Wayne played Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit" -- a grizzled, drunken U.S. Marshal hired by a 14-year-old girl to track down her father's killer. The role ended up winning the aging Western star his first and only Oscar, prompting him to make a rare sequel -- "Rooster Cogburn" -- opposite Katherine Hepburn in 1975. The image of Wayne's craggy, eye-patched visage from "True Grit" has become a cinematic icon. So film mavens everywhere were taken aback when it was announced last year that Joel and Ethan Coen would been making their own version of "True Grit." But...
  • John Wayne on Liberty, Freedom, and the Role of Government

    07/27/2010 4:39:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 2+ views
    u-tube ^ | September 16, 2009 | John Wayne
    The Duke at his Best!
  • QUESTION: Does anyone have a link to the "I SAY THIS: THAT I BELIEVE" speech from "The Alamo" 1960.

    07/01/2010 8:47:16 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 13 replies · 1+ views
    I'm looking for the text of "John Dierkes" character "Jocko Robertson" speech in the long version of the 1960 "The Alamo" with John Wayne. His speech is about 140 minutes into the movie. It starts with "I say this: THAT I BELIEVE" and he talks about faith in God and the inability to convince those who do NOT BELIEVE in God.
  • Palin and Supporters Busted - Alaska Offered to Pay Palin Legal Costs

    06/26/2010 9:37:58 AM PDT · by Bob J · 315 replies · 2+ views
    Independent Council Report | 6-26-10 | Bob J
    One of the most flogged excuses by both Palin and her supporters for her resignation as Governor of Alaska was that ethics complaints were "bankrupting" her. But the Independent Council Report issued in conjunction with the decision on her Legal Defense Fund says otherwise. Not only does it show the State of Alaska offered to make payments for her legal costs it shows that even bfore the election the Palin campaign was making alternate plans to not only get the McCain campaign to pay for them but to hit up the Rnc AND set up a legal defense fund. When...
  • Robert Gates: John Wayne – one of my favorite philosophers

    06/13/2010 2:34:14 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 13 replies · 378+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 13th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    T’is the season when bunches of young people here and there sit in fancy graduation robes and hats and listen to the advice some important person is giving them in a commencement address... he Defense Secretary Robert Gates spoke at the Kaiserslautern High School in Germany, a school composed mostly of children of US service members and Foreign Service officers. It is a fascinating speech and I recommend to President Obama to spare a minute to read it. The overwhelming theme of the Obama reign has been the ‘Open Gov: Transparency, Participation, Collaboration’. There is a reason why this...
  • LLOYD MARCUS: NO HYPHENS IN HIS AMERICA

    04/30/2010 7:18:01 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 2 replies · 206+ views
    ThirdWaveDave.blogspot.com ^ | April 29, 2010 | Dave Logan
    LLOYD MARCUS: NO HYPHENS IN HIS AMERICA "Lloyd Marcus, (black) UNHYPHENATED American, Tea Party Spokesperson and Troubadour, releases his much anticipated book; Confessions of a Black Conservative: How the Left has shattered the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black America." Buy the book at Lloyd's site. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fuzLTrwVbc
  • John Wayne: "The first thing I'll teach my daughter is the Lord's Prayer"

    01/21/2010 10:46:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 531+ views
    Patrick Madrid.blogspot.com ^ | January 21, 2010 | Dean Martin/John Wayne
    "The first thing I'll teach my daughter is the Lord's Prayer"
  • Good Westerns. John Wayne and James Arness Were Never Replaced. Are Westerns Dead in America?

    01/11/2010 11:34:55 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 127 replies · 3,194+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 1-11-2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Not only are there no stand outs as far as actors go, but writers don't seem to be able to come up with an interesting western story line without nudity, extreme violence and horrible language. Why is that? How did Gunsmoke last those many years without nudity? A shy grin, wink and a nod between Matt Dillon and Kitty was sufficient and somehow much more palatable than seeing them rip clothes off and get down to business.
  • John Wayne's Best Movies - Top Ten?

    01/10/2010 11:19:14 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 179 replies · 4,332+ views
    1 The Searchers This John Ford Western chronicles the efforts of a Confederate veteran (Wayne) to track down the daughter of his murdered brother. 2 Rio Bravo The Duke and Dean Martin are the pair of old friends at the heart of this Howard Hawks hit, in which the pair tussles with a local lawbreaker.3 The Quiet Man Wayne shows his softer side with this drama about the tempestuous affair between an Irish-American expat and an Irish woman. 4 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance In this John Ford Western, Wayne stars as a rancher who pairs up with a...
  • The Code of the Left vs The Code of the West: Contrast and Compare

    07/08/2009 4:20:10 PM PDT · by mojito · 2 replies · 370+ views
    American Digest ^ | 7/8/2009 | Gerard Vanderleun
    Once upon a time, there was "The Code of the West." [Original here] That was long ago, far away and in another country. Now there is only, "The Code of the Left." I've compared the two here. W - Never order anything weaker than whiskey. L - Never order anything stronger than a decaf double latte made with soy milk. Yes, that drink will shrink your testicles and/or ovaries to the size of peas, but you weren't using them anyway. Make it a double. W - Don't make a threat without expecting dire consequences. L - Threaten everyone and every...
  • FReeper Canteen~Remembering John Wayne~11 June 09

    06/10/2009 5:59:45 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 352 replies · 4,352+ views
    Thank you Troops Vets & Families!! | Canteen Crew
    The Freeper Canteen Remembers ~~John Wayne~~May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979 In more than 200 films made over 50 years, John Wayne saddled up to become the greatest figure of one of America's greatest native art forms, the western. The movies he starred in rode the range from out-of-the-money sagebrush quickies to such classics as "Stagecoach" and "Red River." He won an Oscar as best actor for another western, "True Grit," in 1969. Yet some of the best films he made told stories far from the wilds of the West, such as "The Quiet Man" and "The Long...
  • Rio Bravo on TCM 10:30PM E.S.T. tonight

    05/06/2009 3:29:55 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies · 1,012+ views
    It has been said that director Howard Hawks made Rio Bravo (1959) as a reaction to two popular westerns which angered him - High Noon (1952) and 3:10 to Yuma (1957). His comment on the former was, "I didn't think a good sheriff was going to go running around town like a chicken with his head off asking for help, and finally his Quaker wife had to save him." Hawks also considered 3:10 to Yuma, which had outlaw Glenn Ford playing psychological games with lawman Van Heflin, "a lot of nonsense." So Rio Bravo was the director's take on heroism...
  • Guess Who’s the Third Most Popular Movie Star in America Today?

    03/18/2009 6:36:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 103 replies · 3,533+ views
    bighollywood.breitbart.com ^ | March 18, 2009 | John Nolte
    No, it’s not any of those celebrities we’re told are stars. DiCaprio and George Clooney didn’t even make the top 10. Neither did Ashton Kutcher, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Seth Rogen, Matt Damon, Will Farrell, or Tom Cruise. Every year for about 15 years now, Harris Interactive has conducted a nationwide poll and asked a very simple question: “Who is your favorite movie star?” And every year since the taking of the poll one particular individual has placed in the top ten — 13 of those years in the top 3. This year, 2,388 U.S. adults were surveyed and this...
  • John Wayne MP3s and Wavs

    10/12/2008 6:55:28 PM PDT · by PeterPrinciple · 3 replies · 337+ views
    No other star of stage or screen, no cowboy or Western hero can compare to the legend that was John Wayne. He became the very embodiment of American values and patriotic pride. All across the Internet you will see John Wayne web pages, just as this one, done in red, white and blue. Seems appropriate somehow. I have collected some Wavs and MP3s of John Wayne talking about America. They make me feel good. They make me feel proud. So I thought I'd share them with you.
  • WHERE IS JOHN WAYNE’S AMERICA?

    07/12/2008 6:40:59 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 48 replies · 186+ views
    Don Bendell ^ | 07/10/08 | Don Bendell
    WHERE IS JOHN WAYNE’S AMERICA? by Don Bendell I grew up in Ohio watching and idolizing John Wayne and all the cowboy hero figures and dreamed of becoming an American cowboy. When I became an adult and a Green Beret serving in the Vietnam War, who was the one man who consistently and staunchly went against the grain and stood up for all my fellow vets and me in those days? Oddly enough, it was my old hero John Wayne who played a Green Beret in the movie of the same name. Have we actually progressed since those thrilling days...