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The recent thread here on Gunsights and other Elmore Leonard western stories got me thinking about the number of Leonard stories that have made it to film; movies or television.

 

The Westerns I can think of are 'The Tall T' (Randolph Scott and Richard Boone), '3:10 to Yuma' (twice), 'Hombre' (Paul Newman and Richard Boone), 'Last Stand at Sabre River' (Tom Selleck), 'Valdez is Coming' (Burt Lancaster), 'Joe Kidd' (Robert Duvall). And then, the sort-of modern Western, the TV series 'Justified'. Maybe there are others....

 

The non-Westerns: Get Shorty, Be Cool, Mr. Majestyk, Jackie Brown....I know there are several others-- haven't looked them up

 

The Tall T was 1956; Justified just a few years back-- that's near 60 years of films up to his death. I wonder if any other author has a similar record....not counting Shakespeare...

 

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Border Shootout with a Glenn Ford

 

Now Justified which is set in the East can be considered a “Western”  not because Raylan was a US Marshal, and not because he wore a cowboy hat. I consider it a western because of Raylan’s line in the first episode.

”He pulled first” ;)

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I can't remember missing a TV show as much as I have missed Justified. Excellent writing and acting. 

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The Kid and I just finished watching Valdez Is Coming for the umpteenth time.  Enjoyed it as much as ever.

 

"Sometheeng for rabbits..."  :lol:

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Howdy,

I own most of these and didn't notice.

Best

CR

 

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Now Justified which is set in the East can be considered a “Western”  not because Raylan was a US Marshal, and not because he wore a cowboy hat. I consider it a western because of Raylan’s line in the first episode.

”He pulled first” ;)

In a later episode someone asks what happens if they don’t pull first, Raylan replies “They always pull”.  One of the best TV shows ever.

 

Seamus
 

 

 

 

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I just read the short story 3-10 to Yuma. When I finished it, I read the Wikipedia plot recap (didn't watch the movie - am not a fan of Russell Crowe).

 

It appears the only thing the story and the movie have in common is there's a train leaving at 10 minutes after 3.

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As much as I miss Justified I am really glad it went out on a high note. A lot of good shows go too long and I get tired of them long before they finally end.

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I guess I'm going to have to rewatch it.

 

I looked at that video, wondering what season it might be (I've only seen about the first one and a half seasons), and when they transferred him out to the Southwest. I thought he was in Kentucky? Or was it Tennessee?

 

YouTube says that was that season 1 episode 4.

 

Hmmm.

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Most of the lines that come out of Raylan's mouth in moments of stress could just as easily come from any of his Western heroes.

 

Deputy US Marshal; cowboy hat; holstered pistol; demands respect; defends women and children; detests slackers; chases bad guys; essentially a loner.

 

 

Close your eyes; don't you hear John Wayne in most of the dialogue?  Wouldn't he slam Dewey's nose into the steering wheel?  Wouldn't he give the gunsel in the first episode a "Get out of Town" deadline?  Wouldn't he drop a cartridge on the bad guy's chest, and tell him to look out for the next one - it will be coming a mite faster?

 

OF COURSE it's a Western!!!

 

LL

 

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