A few years later, we did The Shadow Riders (also based on a book by Louis L’Amour) for director Andrew V. It was a real honor because I met L’Amour, who gave me a hardbound leather copy of the book and inscribed it with the words, “Tom, you make my people live.” I believe it was the only time that Louis L’Amour actually wrote a book from a screenplay he was doing.For legal reasons, he had to write in a new set of brothers, the Cravens.
This commercial led to a few parts, including the very first I ever got when I was under contract with Fox.Just look at the top-ten list by anybody who knows Westerns. Every two or three minutes comes a camera set-up that could be turned into a portrait.Invariably, there will be three or four John Ford movies. It doesn’t have that crazy MTV-editing pace we see today. He had ix THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WESTERNS an easy-going quality and clearly remains one of the quintessential American actors. What was most important was the kind of tension and slow-to-act quality that is a great lesson in any western film. Yet when a firearm did go off, it had a resounding sound and power, as in that classic scene when Elisha Cook Jr. It was appropriately frightening as a kid to see to the power of a firearm and, I might add, the responsible way to see it as well.April 4, 2016 Download Bob Steele Western Movies: Last of the Warrens DVD Also Featuring Margaret Marquis, Charles King, Horace Murphy, Lafe Mc Kee, Charles K. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WESTERNS THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WESTERNS HERB FAGEN Foreword by TOM SELLECK Preface by DALE ROBERTSON The Encyclopedia of Westerns Copyright © 2003 by Herb Fagen All rights reserved. ISBN 0-8160-4456-2 (hardcover) ISBN 978-1-4381-3010-1 (e-book) 1. However, as a youngster I had never ridden a horse except for those rides at Griffith Park where they strap you on a pony.No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the publisher. 132 West 31st Street New York NY 10001 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Fagen, Herb. Nevertheless, years later when I accidentally fell into acting and made a couple of western-format commercials, at least I wasn’t afraid of horses.Totten did not mince words with his actors, nor did he coddle them.