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  • Gary Devine
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    99, remember the movie was made back in 1953.
    I can't remember which one but Siskel or Ebert gave it five star rating.

    I think this movie video below when Shane was teaching little Joey about guns was awesome movie scene.

    www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/254426/Shane-Movie-Clip-One-s-All-You-Need.html

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  • RJ Arena
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    Well I have put my name on a few books waiting list at the local Library, so thanks for the tips, I hope to read them all but slowly, like to have something to look forward to, especially in February, traditionally a slow month for me.

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  • 99explorer
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    Gary - That was a good scene, but in the book, Shane was a tall, slim, dark-haired man dressed in black. Alan Ladd was about 5'5,"blond-haired and dressed in tan buckskins.
    In the book, Shane was a smooth-talker who charmed Van Heflin's wife with his knowledge of women's fashions in the big city. In the movie, he was the strong, silent type, a man's man.
    In the book, Van Heflin's character was a huge ox-like character who would have been better played by William Bendix. Van Heflin wasn't much bigger than Alan Ladd, who in real life, once went by the nickname of "Tiny."
    And in a certain brawl scene where Alan Ladd and Ven Heflin are badly outnumbered and fighting for their lives, they are seen smiling at each other after every punch.
    I forget what Jack Palance's character looked like but I don't recall that he appeared as menacing as in the movie.

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  • Gary Devine
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    99, are you kidding me?
    The Shane movie got four star rating out of five.

    Check out this gun fight with Shane and hired gun fighter Jack Wilson.
    I think the Hollywood Director turned up the volume on the gun shots.


    www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDDOd8kGBXo

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  • .30-06Hunter
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    Loonesome Dove

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  • Del in KS
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    One was "Dead man's Walk" about the Gus and Call when they became rangers. I can't recall the other at the moment.

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  • RockySquirrel
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    Del in Kansas; l plum forgot about sin killer and the Berrybenders. Also Lonesome Dove was one of a series, it was the middle book.. I forget the other 2 titles.

    Last year I started a series on on the Boseman trail. Then I madee the mistae of loaning it to someone and forgot who. Can’t remember the author but it was darn good too.

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  • Hobob
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    Last of the Breed or the Shadow Riders by Louis L'Amour. Or True grit by ???

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  • Hobob
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    Last of the Breed or the Shadow Riders by Louis L'Amour. Or True grit by ???

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  • Del in KS
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    I started reading Louis L'amour in my Viet Nam days. Even met ol' Louis and got 2 of his books autographed. He is very good. However, my favorite writer is Larry McMurtry and if you think "Lonsome Dove" was good you simply must read "The Sin Killer". After that comes "The Wandering Hill", "By Sorrow's River" and "Folly and Glory". Each picks up where the last one left off. I bought them used on Ebay for a few $. These books (known as the Berrybender Narratives) have not been made into movies and you will realize why when you read them.
    BTW the Spanish Bit series is very good reading also.

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  • MattM37
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    "The Cowboys" by William Dale Jennings. Jennings even includes a glossary at the back to help you understand the Western slang (Guess what "washing out the canyon" means). The movie was pretty good, too, and true to the book. As 99explorer pointed out, that's not always the case.

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  • RJ Arena
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    "The Searchers" is a good read on a cold night.

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  • vasportsman
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    Anything by Jack London

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  • 99explorer
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    "Shane" was a good novel, but just a so-so movie, not true to the novel at all, yet it ranks among the top 100 movies of all time.
    Go figure!

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  • MattM37
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    Forgot to say to Pray-Hunt-Work: Not to be too dramatic, but my own crateful of Louis L'amour paperbacks is kind of like some people's liquor cabinet -- first place I go when I start to feel the edges getting ragged.

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