Wyatt Burp· Registered
I think I saw this rig at the Gene Autry Museum in 1990. Look at that metal plate in front of it. Tell me an apache wouldn't see reflections off that AND that shiny gun.Matt;The holster over his shoulder was made by Andy Anderson,it's a swivel holster,Andy gave me one back around '68 or '69 to use when I was riding my horse & dirt bike,it's the only holster that I've found u can mount a horse with when it's tied down,I used it for several yrs. until Alfonso came out w/his 1st John Wayne mdl. in '71,I still have Al's holster but sold the Andy when I started using the JW rig,I think I have some photos of Al's rig here someplace in my "evil machine".
LOL!! Indians are also always masters of the metaphor when speaking. And anyone who is even part indian is automatically a master tracker. Mexicans in villages all wear the same white pajamas and they are never dirty. If you own a ranch your wife or husband has to die or already be dead (Bonanza, High Chaparral, Lancer, The Virginian). If you are romantically involved with the son or daughter of one of these ranchers you will die by the end of the episode. Didn't we through this once before, Merrill? You had tones of these clichés down.Squealing tires on a graval road. Indians speaking harvard english. Cowboys wearing new spotless cloths in the middle of the desert and hats like you could win at a fair.
Knock out sexy women with cloths from fredericks in the middle of no where. Ever see a horse pooping on tv? Ever see a indian smile except when they are skinning someone?
There's a lot of "swooshing" in Young Guns when Emilio Estevez spins his guns around. How come in real life it takes 80 stab wounds to kill someone but in movies they always fall down instantly when someone throws it into them? How come there was a tractor trailer or camper behind Shane in the distance when he first rode up to the Starrett ranch, (removed in the DVD version)?One of my pet peeves is when they show the bullets "sparking" when they hit wood or some other material that has no metal in it bullets are lead they don't "spark",another peeve is when they draw the gun & add a "swooshing" sound effect,I've drawn a gun more times than I can count & never heard it "swoosh" one more is when they open the cyl. on a DA & spin it & it makes a sound like a SA.
Right. that one was as real as it gets. They even built what became Old Tucson for the movie. As I recall, William Holden wore two Remingtons, the one on the left in cross draw style.I pick up on most of the wrong guns, clothing, etc. in westerns but if you want to see the real thing watch the 1940 "Arizona" with Jean Arthur and William Holden. The clothes are right for the Civil War period and the guns are not repros. There is an 1860 Henry and the 2 bad guys are carrying a pair of ivory handled Colt's 1860 Armies and a pair of double action Starrs.
Gene Autry even had to deal with a robot once, inbetween songs. I'd loved to have seen Gene Autry in full B-western attire blasting away at the end of the Wild Bunch with blood gushing out everywhere.I'm glad someone brought up THE WILD BUNCH, which, like the singing cowboy westerns, juxtaposed a modern era with machine guns and automobiles with cowboys. I can only wonder why, instead of Holden, Sam Peckinpaw didn't cast Gene Autry as Pike Bishop.
RE usage of blanks in THE WILD BUNCH: Someone who knew Peckinpaw warned his gun man he wasn't bringing enough blank rounds to the Mexican location. The gun man ignored him, ran out, and was fired.