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Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

The Man that Shot John Wayne

John Wayne tells him that everyone is going to hate him.

 

Bruce Dern says, Yeah but I am going to be a hero in Berkley.

 

Page 136 of this months Esquire..."What I've learned"

 

This Dern guy has made a lot of movies...A LOT!!

 

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001136/

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bruce MN
Advisor

Re: The Man that Shot John Wayne

One of them being one of the pure funniest movies I've ever seen:

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065051/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_103

 

 

 

Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

Re: The Man that Shot John Wayne

Never saw that western comedy, but sounds like one I should see.

 

Question, do you remember a western, possibly a made for TV movie, where a bawdy character like a Dean Martin, or a James Coburn, or some other rogue, comes into a town, and as one of the opening scenes meets a young lady that is in proximity to the livery stables, and basically rapes her? Later she turns up to be the daughter of one of the men in town and it is treated like a big joke?

 

I know that I saw that movie back in the 70's as a young lad, and was struck at how lightly the movie industry and even TV treated rape then. Movies did move away from some of the really disgusting themes they embraced in the sixties and after when it seemed like anything was fair game. Straw Dogs is another example of how rape was treated as something a woman was asking for, and would enjoy.

 

As a side bar, have you seen or heard about the Aztec Indian exhibits and movies at a Minnesota Historical center in the twin cities? a landlord went to see it with his daughters and said it was pretty interesting.

bruce MN
Advisor

Re: The Man that Shot John Wayne

Only scene remotely like that  that I can recall was Easrwood in High Plains Drifter where he comes into town and rapes the town whore in the livery.  So I don't think that is what you are talking about.  That scene was seminal to the entire context of the movie and surely not a glorification of the act.

 

Plan on getting there over Thanksgiving weekend. Those exhibits there are always a real treasure.  Not sure if it's still there, but the one on The Dakota Conflict was exceptional.

Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

Re: The Man that Shot John Wayne

No, it wasn't Mr. Eastwood.

 

I want to think it had a name reminiscent of "Dirty Dingus McGee" or "Evil Roy Slade". Just some B-grade movie, but I don't think the studios could release a film like that today, and that is a sign of progress.

kraft-t
Senior Advisor

Re: The Man that Shot John Wayne

There was another film far more recent with similiar events. Perhaps the name was the unforgiven or something like that>

kraft-t
Senior Advisor

Re: The Man that Shot John Wayne

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105695/

 

Does this one sound like it?