I'm sure many of you are familiar with a series on Youtube entitled A Word On Westerns hosted by Rob Word. The latest episode is a good one, he interviews actor Mitchell Ryan about working on The High Chaparral TV series and working with Clint Eastwood on High Plains Drifter. Ryan was also in Monte Walsh with Lee Marvin and he talks about picking the right cowboy hat from the wardrobe department and of Marvin's choice of a distinctive hat. Make sure that you watch to the end, there is a great vintage publicity clip about Eastwood starting out as a director on High Plains Drifter and it predicts that he will have a long career as a star and director. They were certainly right.