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Annie, Get Your Gun

Women gunslingers engender justice in new fantasy Westerns from Charlaine Harris and Lyndsay Ely.

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'The Best of Richard Matheson' Is Among the Best of Pop Culture

Richard Matheson's work has so permeated modern pop culture that it can be hard to find works not at least partially indebted to an idea of his or, as is more often the case, someone influenced by him.

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Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story

Trace Adkins and company bring Western cosplay to the forefront in this 90-minute elegy to a once mighty genre.

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Retro Future: Reviving 'Have Gun -- Will Travel' and 'The Rifleman'

It looks like classic TV Westerns "Have Gun -- Will Travel" and "The Rifleman" might be on their way back to screens. Any chance the 30-minute drama might make a return, too?

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Love-Drenched Gunfighters in 'The Guns of Will Sonnett'

For a couple of rough 'n tough gunfighters, these guys sure do talk about love a lot.

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Leave Your Guns in Space, Doc: 'Doctor Who: The Gunfighters'

Westerns are all about taming, civilizing, even controlling some great unknown, themes equally at home in science fiction, so this story’s failing isn’t in its playful genre-hopping

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Moral Ambiguity, Greyness and Imperfection in the Classic, 'Once Upon a Time in the West'

This is, literally and figuratively, a movie about the dirt under the fingernails of its characters, and how everyone has some of that dirt, no matter how they might appear on the outside or to those in society at large.

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TV's First Female Hero: Annie Oakley

Before Xena, before Buffy, even before Emma Peel, there was Annie Oakley, TV's first female action hero.

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"They're All My Children": An Interview with Ennio Morricone

The legendary Italian maestro is responsible for some of the most iconic film scores in history, and at 81 years old is still going strong.

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CBS' `Commanche Moon' is no best Western

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

By turns brutal and lyrical, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford considers Wild Western mythology and masculinity, violence and madness.


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