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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Western

Spice of life


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
A recently opened store in Oklahoma City hopes to spice things up, literally.
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Five Man Army

Take 'Five.'


Western

Rod Lott
Before he became Itay’s master of horror, Dario Argento knocked out a few screenplays, including one of Sergio Leone's legendary Western epics, Once Upon a Time in the West. Lesser-known is 1969's The Five Man Army. That's too bad, because it brings an “international all-star team” approach to the spaghetti Western, and doesn’t forget the all-aces Ennio Morricone score!
 
Monday, September 24, 2012

Painting the town Greg

Longtime local artist Greg Burns keeps up with the ever-changing city.


Visual Arts

Patrick Crain
Somewhere there exists a run of prints of a one-off Greg Burns piece containing a small detail that makes it rare. At first blush, it looks familiar enough: a rendering of the iconic Townley’s milk-bottle grocery store on Classen Boulevard.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Wrath of God

Thou shalt not screw with Robert Mitchum.


Western

Rod Lott
What a kick it is to see Robert Mitchum biting into a stogie and laying waste to a room with a machine gun. Because, really, how often does a man of the cloth do that? No wonder the 1972 quasi-Western is titled The Wrath of God. The film takes place in a South American town so brutal and dismal that, as one character reasons, "If God had wanted to give the world an enema, he'd've stuck the nozzle in here."
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Something Big

Oh, it’s ‘Something,’ all right: in questionable taste.


Comedy

Rod Lott
When I think of Dean Martin, I think of cocktails, not cowboys. Making a long-overdue DVD bow, 1971's Something Big outfits the Rat Pack veep in Western wear for a comedic go-round as one Joe Baker.
 
Monday, October 8, 2012

Buy it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
For 13 years, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum at 1700 N.E. 63rd has hosted the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association Exhibition and Sale, so why should this year be any different? Well, it is, because on Friday and Saturday, the venue simultaneously presents the Cowboy Artists of America 47th Annual Sale & Exhibition. That’s a lot of Western fine art, folks, so make your reservations. Call 478-2250, ext. 219, or visit nationalcowboymuseum.org.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Zorro

Z marks the spot, occasionally.


Action

Rod Lott
It wasn't too long ago you could find crap copies of 1975's Zorro in the dollar-store DVD bins. For a Blu-ray release, Somerville House has cleaned it all up digitally, improving everything but how dull it sometimes is.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Vampire's Tale

This story bites.


Horror

Rod Lott
For being A Vampire's Tale, the story sure is dominated by an antiquities dealer named Jacob (Doug Bradley, the Pinhead of the Hellraiser series). With his hateful stepdaughter and newly pregnant wife, Jacob moves to the country to live on a farm.
 
Monday, December 3, 2012

Lawless

The family that bootlegs together, stays together.


Drama

Rod Lott
If John Hillcoat is setting out to build a directorial career on downbeat and depressing films, he's doing a fine job. From The Proposition and The Road — especially The Road — and now Lawless, bleakness is his bread and butter.
 
Monday, December 17, 2012
 
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