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Stoner: A Good Story Is All In the Writing


July 16, 2020

I am an old Western fan, meaning I'm old, and a Western fan. I'm not talking about the silent movies, in which Westerns were very popular, and I'm not talking about when the "singing" cowboy was popular after the "talkies" started. I'm talking about the shoot 'em up, horse chasin', bank robbin', cattle russlin', saloon girl kissin', barb wire fence hatin', soap opera with horses. Westerns that my Dad and I started watching in the late 1950's right on through until the 1970's.

Now you cannot talk about this genre of Western films without mentioning John Wayne. I know that there are a lot of...

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