A little rewrite was all it would have taken for me to be able to accept part of the background of the main character of the 1962 Western classic, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Jimmy Stewart played Ransom Stoddard. The film is Stoddard telling a newspaper editor of the events from 25 years previous that had made him famous.
That’s where my problem lies. You see, Stoddard tells us he was “just a youngster, fresh out of law school.” Only problem is Jimmy Stewart was in his 50s when he made the movie.
|A “youngster” getting a shooting lesson from the Duke.|
A rewrite to change it from him being “fresh out of law school” to having struggled as a lawyer back East and wanting to take a chance in the West, would have been all the movie needed to get this pedant fully on board.
I also talked about the movie Prime Cut from 1972. It’s a gangster film of sorts with Lee Marvin, out of Chicago, sent to Texas to get the 500 grand owed to the Chicago mob by a Texas gangster. That gangster is played by Gene Hackman.
It’s the title sequence that nearly put me off beef. It shows cattle going through the process of becoming prime cut beef. It’s not graphic, but it’s still disturbing. This link will show you the process.
However, a very young and very naked Sissy Spacek may not have been needed to put my back on beef, but she didn’t hurt.
And bigfoot couldn’t be a bear. Noooo. Nope. No way. Uh uh.
I talked about this briefly on the show, but I wrote about it at length here.
Music heard on the show…
First ad break bumpers: ‘Wolves, Lower‘ by REM & ‘This Wheel’s On Fire‘ by Siouxsie & the Banshees
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle
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