The Man from Laramie; or, The One-Two Punch of 1950s America

Ah, the beauty of pulpish western cover art, filled to the brim with all the perfect 1950s western cover clichés, combined and intertwined in a perfect union of cinematic, pulp western majesty.

Can life get any better?

You might recognize the title, perhaps? Anthony Mann’s films with James Stewart, such as The Man from Laramie (1955) are . . . → Read More: The Man from Laramie; or, The One-Two Punch of 1950s America

The Anthony Mann/James Stewart Ring Cycle; or, Silver-Screen Hero as Everyman

“The heroes in modern action movies seem to spend the whole films WINNING.”

Lordy, how I wish I had come up with that zinger, by blogger dcairns of Shadowplay, because it explains a lot.

These days if you don’t get insta-happiness in the time it takes to make instant coffee (for those who do), Tang breakfast drink (to . . . → Read More: The Anthony Mann/James Stewart Ring Cycle; or, Silver-Screen Hero as Everyman