Monday, November 24, 2014

Western movie themes

A change of pace today at BITS—a baker’s dozen of western movie and TV themes. Click through on any of the titles and give a listen at YouTube. Feel free to mention any you would add to the list.















For this week’s posting of Overlooked Movies and TV, click on over to Todd Mason’s blog, Sweet Freedom.


Image credit:
High Noon poster, Wikipedia

Coming up: TBD


14 comments:

  1. Ron, I have only seen three of these films and will have to see what the others are about.

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  2. Cimarron Strip (TV) and Rawhide (TV) come to mind.

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    1. I will look for some more for a future post.

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  3. I cherish many of these themes and play them periodically. I've also discovered a divide based on age. If you play, for example, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, to someone who came of age after the social revolution of the 60s, you will likely get a blank stare.

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    1. Curious, too, when you remember that people have been putting yellow ribbon magnets on the backs of their cars since Desert Storm.

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  4. Fine selection, Ron. Haven't heard My Darling Clementine in a coon's age.

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    1. John Ford was especially fond of working folk songs into his movies.

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  5. Good list--I've seen 8 of 'em. May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Ron!

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  6. Great list. I see I've lived so long that I've seen all these films!

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  7. Ron, Red River isn't connecting - I see my own blog when I hit it. I was six and we saw High Noon at the drive-in. Later, I had a Tex Ritter LP of movie themes, though I'm not certain how many he was responsible for. Another favorite theme is River of No Return. My Darling Clementine makes me think of M.A.S.H.

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  8. Thanks for fixing Red River, Ron. Time to watch it again. There actually are words to the theme, though rather repetitive. "We're pushin', we're pushin', we're pushin' the doggies. We'll be in Missouri some day." At the beginning of the cattle drive, the characters couldn't foresee the plot complications, and that they'd end up in a railroad trail head in Kansas. You were sweet to include it. Thanks, Ron.

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    1. I'm not sure how accurate the movie is about a cattle drive headed north without knowing about the railheads in Kansas. What they would have known was the risk of encountering gangs of marauders in Missouri, left over from the Civil War.

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