"CENTENNIAL" (1978-79) - Episode Two "The Yellow Apron" Commentary
Set during the 1810s and 1820s, the second episode of the NBC miniseries, "CENTENNIAL", continued the story of French-Canadian trapper, Pasquinel; his Scottish-born partner, Alexander McKeag; and their relationship with Clay Basket, the daughter of an Arapaho warrior. "The Yellow Apron" explored how jealousies, resentments and desire nearly broke apart their tenuous relationship.
"The Yellow Apron" began in 1809, with Clay Basket giving birth to the first of hers and...
Below is my review of the 1939 classic, "STAGECOACH", which was directed by John Ford:
"STAGECOACH" (1939) Review
The year 1939 is regarded by many film critics and moviegoers as the best year for Hollywood films. According to them, Hollywood was at the height of its Golden Age, and this particular year saw the release of an unusually large number of exceptional movies, many of which have been honored as memorable classics when multitudes of other films of the era have been largely forgotten. I do not harbor the same view as these critics...
"INTO THE WEST" (2005) – Jacob Wheeler and the Awareness of Self
Many people would usually consider the topic of Self Awareness when discussing New Age religions or Eastern mysticism. Characters from a TV Western miniseries seems like the last thing anyone would think of when discussing the meaning of Self. Yet, a major character led me to consider this very topic, while re-watching Steven Spielberg’s 2005 miniseries about two families – Lakota and western Virginia - called "INTO THE WEST".
I have just created a spot for Clint Eastwood's 1992 Best Picture western Unforgiven and would like to invite fellow fans of this film to come and join. Many thanks.
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