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Re: San Antonio. by Miss-M on 21 March 2006 11:23am
Here's a list of my favourite westerns:

*Gunfight at the OK Corral
*The Magnificent Seven

There are probably a few more that I enjoy, although I can't remember them right now!

Which westerns do other people like?
Re: San Antonio. by arty_farty on 21 March 2006 11:26am
Re: San Antonio. by suzulu on 21 March 2006 12:41pm
The Big Country. I just love that film, all that wide, open space, and Gregory Peck!
Re: San Antonio. by kazzzz on 21 March 2006 1:11pm
Trouble Mike ? Moi? hahaha! Welcome back by the way.....

My fave list of Westerns are as follows....

Re: San Antonio. by Spursfan on 21 March 2006 1:24pm
The Alamo film has been on TV in the UK a few times! But surely thats not the point? It is history, not just a TV/film thing.

Anyone remember the Donovan song?

I love it!
Re: San Antonio. by Spursfan on 21 March 2006 1:30pm
It begins:

"180 were challenged by Travis to die
By a line that he drew with his sword as the battle drew nigh
A man that crossed over the line was for glory
And he that was left better fly
And over the line crossed 179..."
Re: San Antonio. by sighthound on 21 March 2006 10:07pm
My favorite Western is "Silverado" because Kasdan took every stale Western cliche and one-upped them wonderfully. Plus it was brilliantly cast. (And the opening title sequence is so marvelously edited that I've used it to teach editing - and when that door opens to reveal the marvelous New Mexico landscape - ahhh! - well that's what got me to decide to move to New Mexico....)
Re: San Antonio. by tucsonmike on 22 March 2006 3:02am
Friday March 17th, 2006
Happy St. Patricks Day! I went to a session about getting an agent. Then the keynote speaker was very interesting. A former major league baseball player named George McKenzie who went into broadcasting. I will place his links in a separate post, 'cause they might help us.

Then, I prepared for my workshop. I had ten people. Seemed to work out. I am putting in a proposal for next year with a beginners one and an advanced one. Went down to the bar. Sat with two interesting gentlemen from Fort Jackson, Texas (near Houston). Their accents were pure East Texas. I thought the older man was Cajun. They are roofers and were in San Antonio for a short vacation. The younger man, Bennie was a trip. He addressed the young lady behind the bar as "chica." Not a good idea. I was happy there were no angry scenes. Beer was five dollars a bottle. What a ripoff! The night before, I took a walk along the Riverwalk. Pretty enough, but no restaurant has entrees under $20. It ain't cheap.
Then my cousins came to get me. The story would make a great romance. My cousin Yona is my Mom's cousin. She grew up in Montgomery, Alabama and belonged to a sorority at Univ of Alabama. The Crimson Tide. Her first husband died when I was a kid. She met her present husband through intermediaries. I said he is a genuine war hero. He was shot down at the beginning of the Vietnam War (Air Force) and spent the war in the "Hanoi Hilton." Arizona Senator John McCain was in there with him and is a friend of his. For the benefit of my non American friends, you could wear a bracelet with the POW's name. My cousin was wearing Tom's and her best friend set up a meeting when he came home. This is very much a story of happily ever after. It was my cousins, Tom, Yona, two of their kids (the third lives in Houston) and my cousin Amy's husband. We went to a South American restaurant on Alamo Street called Azucar. Something different from Mexican. I might go back later in the year to help them a couple of business proposals. So I had a successful Friday. Well, I also stayed out of trouble. Being at this conference was like having 25 mothers.

Tomorrow, book ideas and the St. Patricks Day Parade.
Re: San Antonio. by tucsonmike on 23 March 2006 1:17am
Saturday March 18th.
Well I have one publisher interested in seeing my public speaking book and one specifically on Public Speaking for Writers.

The other publisher is the one who wants to see my Moriarty story. They have only been in business since January. They are called Swimming Kangaroo, so you can't go wrong with that LOL!

I read a piece of my wifes book out on Alamo Plaza. That is where we set up. After that, the St. Patricks Day Parade started. We were able to get folks inside the bookstore.
Sunday, my cousins took me to the missions on the south side and then to the airport. I would write more, but I have to go back to a book. I am now a writer on deadline, LOL!
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