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J & S - Storia Criminale Del Far West


This looks amaizing late Thomas Milian western

Sorry..we can't support requests for illegal downloads on this site..we just can't. Perhaps someone can suggest a place to get it. b_a

Other Films / Seraphim Falls (2006)
« on: June 10, 2006, 02:50:31 AM »

the upcoming western !!!!

General Discussion / "Call of Juarez" western-game
« on: June 08, 2005, 01:00:27 AM »

here u can see the trailer of the upcoming western-game!

Other Films / Bandidas (2006)
« on: September 26, 2004, 08:54:15 AM »
Mexican newspaper El Universal reports that new Western comedy, Bandidas, will be shooting in Mexico
The movie is set in the 1880's and tells the story of Sara (Salma Hayek) and Marнa (Penelope Cruz), who are enemies at first due to the difference in their social classes, but then join forces as bank robbers.
The film, budgeted at around $35 million, is produced by Luc Besson and helmed by Norwegian directors Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg.

The production will shoot for two months in the state of Durango, two weeks in San Luis Potosн, and later will return to Churubusco Studios before wrapping in December.

« on: September 25, 2004, 02:25:38 AM »
On April 15, 1862, the western-most "battle" of the American Civil War was fought on the flanks of Picacho Peak, a rocky volcanic spire situated 50 miles northwest of a small Sonoran town named Tucson. Today, the old wagon route which passed by Picacho in 1862 is roughly traced by U.S. Highway 10, which connects the modern metropolises of Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. Only where the highway passes Picacho Peak is the view of the open desert beyond blocked by a series of solid rock ridges towering to the west. In 1862, this area was virtually deserted due to its natural desolation, and the fact that all U.S. Army troops had departed the previous year, leaving the local settlers and Indians to do as they wished. Before marching off to join the Union Army being assembled in the East, the local garrison troops had opened their supply depots to the nearby civilians, telling them "take what you need, and get out." Not all heeded this advice. Many people who had staked their lives and fortunes on the Southwest decided to remain, strengthening the local militia units which already populated this secessionist area. For their part, the local Indian tribes, mostly Apache, believed that their own efforts were what had finally chased away the "bluecoats" and naturally, they were determined to make the most of the situation.
Into this volatile scene marched the newly formed Confederate Army, whose formations had declared the entire New Mexico Territory for the Confederacy on August 1, 1861. After securing the Rio Grande Valley, the local Confederate commander dispatched Captain Sherrod Hunter to Tucson, which he occupied on February 28, 1862 after a freezing winter march. With its new garrison of 75 confederates, Tucson was now the furthest point west in the Confederate Empire. They enjoyed the earnest support of the local civilians, as long as they and their brethren helped to keep the Indians suppressed, a task which drew considerable manpower away from the tiny Confederate force.

The Union reacted quickly to the Confederate seizure of the Southwestern Territories. Indeed, these events turned out to represent the most complete takeover of Union territory the Confederacy managed during its existence. Once the Confederate threat in California subsided┬╣ a small force of roughly 1,400 troops under Brigadier General James H. Carleton was dispatched from Fort Yuma to march on Tucson, hundreds of miles across the Sonoran desert. Hearing word of this "California Column," Hunter pushed north to the Gila River, encountering his first Union troops when the leading detachment of California cavalry blundered into Hunter's men as they captured a flour mill. After interring the Union cavalrymen and giving the flour to the local Indians, Hunter returned to Tucson, first dispatching a small party of Confederate cavalry to ride west along the stage road, burning hay which had been left piled for the approaching Union troops. This party of rebels rode to within 80 miles of Fort Yuma, finally stopping when they encountered the first Union pickets, whom they drove off, wounding one. This little known skirmish must have been the true "westernmost" fight of the Civil War!
By early April, the California Column had reached an area near present day Casa Grande, Arizona. From there, they dispatched a group of scouts to reconnoiter the remainder of the route into Tucson. It was this detachment of the First California Cavalry which ran into Hunter's men at Picacho Pass on April 15. Hunter's strong detachment of pickets had occupied ambush positions up on the rocky slopes of Picacho Peak, from which they commanded a wide view of the stage road. Contrary to popular belief, the two sides did not stumble upon each other by accident. The Confederates were waiting in ambush, and only part of the Union cavalry troopers entered the pass via the stage road. The position itself was so obviously an ambush point, that the approaching Californians had split in two, sending part of their force to circle the dangerous position as a precaution.

These precautions were justified, because at 2 P.M., the Union cavalrymen entering the pass were fired upon by Hunter's waiting men. Two Union troopers were injured, and the rest went to the ground in disorder. At this time, the other Union force came up on the flank of the Confederate skirmish line, capturing three of Hunter's men. Encouraged by this victory, Union Lieutenant James Barrett waved his men forward against the remaining Confederate cavalry troopers, who laid down heavy fire, killing and wounding four more Union soldiers, including the impetuous young lieutenant. After withdrawing and regrouping, the Union cavalry continued trading shots with the Confederates until late afternoon, when they withdrew and slowly returned to the main body to the north.
The "battle" at Picacho Pass may only have been a tiny skirmish compared to the great conflagrations in the east, but to the men killed and wounded there it was the Civil War. As a microcosm of the greater war, local Confederate successes could not change the strategic realities of the situation. Sherrod Hunter's Confederates continued to be outnumbered, and they were too far from the main Confederate army on the Rio Grande to receive regular supply or reinforcement. Carleton's California troops finally arrived in Tucson, only to discover that Hunter had evacuated. The retreat itself became well known in western lore, and Hunter's east-bound troops were attacked repeatedly by Apaches based in the Chiricahua Mountains. The Confederates even armed their Union prisoners as the march became a fight for survival. The tired Confederates arrived on the Rio Grande River on May 27, 1862, bringing the Confederate invasion of "western" Arizona to an end.

Other Films / And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003)
« on: May 26, 2004, 04:49:58 AM »

Golden Globe nominated Antonio Banderas (Once Uponia Time In Mexico) starsiin this incredible true story of how Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa allowedia Hollywood crewito film himiin battle, altering theicourse of film andimilitary historyiin theiprocess. The adventure gets its start when early movie giants D.W. Griffith (Colm Feore) andiHarry Aiken (Jim Broadbent) sendia junior executive, Frank Thayer (Eion Bailey),ito Mexicoito persuade theicash-strapped, publicity-hungry Villaito let them film his revolution. Stepping into theiliteral cross fire, Thayer's crew risk their livesiin theimingling of fiction andireality. Afteria string of dangerous exploits, narrow escapes andidouble crosses worthy ofia silent action short, Thayer andiVilla make their movie, andi"The Life of General Villa" isireleasediin theiU.S.ito popular acclaim. The film changes theipublic opinioniin Villa's favor andiproves that "the lens isimightier than theisword."

"The Assassination of Jesse James"-
Brad Pitt is in talks to star as Jesse James for director Andrew Dominik (Chopper), in the adaptation of Robert Hansen novel "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," according to Variety.

Dominik, an Australian vet of commercials and musicvideos, is in talks to write the script and direct.

The book focused on Robert Ford as a way to tell the James legend. Ford was a member of the James gang and started out worshipping the exploits of the fastest gun in the West. He eventually became envious and figured he'd take over the gang and garner his own reputation by shooting James in the back

Director Andrew Dominik has been signed up by Warner Bros. to helm and write an adaptation of the novel by Robert Hansen called The Assassination of Jesse James. Brad Pitt will star and the movie is being produced by his prod. co. Plan B and also Scott Free Productions. The book uses a member of Jesse James gang, Robert Ford, as its focus to tell the legend of the gunslinger Jesse James.

General Discussion / Eastwood on a "Last Ride West"
« on: April 29, 2004, 06:50:58 AM »
I have it on very high authority that Clint Eastwood might get back in the saddle one last time. The project is called LAST RIDE WEST which follows an aging cowboy who crosses the frontier near its end one last with a bunch of settlers heading to California and has to deal with how his way of life is coming to an end. John Logan is currently writing the screenplay and old Clint is going to star in, direct, and produce the film if all goes well. Sounds good to me. I think we can always use another good Clint Eastwood western.
Oscar-nominee John Logan (Gladiator, The Last Samurai) is currently scripting a Warner Brothers project called Last Ride West that Eastwood might star in, produce, and direct

When General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House, some Confederates refused to abandon their cause. Fallen Guidon, originally published in 1962 by Stagecoach Press, is the gripping story of one such group of men.
Having heard that Lincoln liked the idea of having former Confederate soldiers oust Emperor Maximilian from Mexico, Shelby decided that he had found a way to save their honor, spread their lost Southern empire, and gain riches and glory all at the same time.

Marching from camp at Corsicana, Texas, behind their war-scarred guidon or flag, the brigade passed through Waco, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and other towns, declaring martial law and discouraging looters. In a funereal ceremony they buried their Confederate battle flag in the murky waters of the Rio Grande before heading into Mexico.

But Shelby's men did not want to join Mexican guerrillas to fight the emperor's forces. Identifying themselves as "imperialists," the "Iron Brigade" headed for Mexico City to offer their services to Emperor Maximilian. Along the way they spilled the blood of guerrillas and bandits, and in the name of diehard chivalry, they carried out a fiery, bloody attack on a hacienda to rescue an imprisoned woman. Once in Mexico City, the "Iron Brigade" discovered its march to have been futile, and in a bittersweet final review, Shelby said good-bye. The fate of the brigade's guidon is unknown.

" . . . a fascinating account of this relatively neglected episode of the last organized unit of the Confederacy

Other Films / "Tom Mix and Pancho Villa"
« on: December 30, 2003, 07:37:00 AM »
After 12 years of trying, director Tony Scott is close to getting his wish to turn the Clifford Irving novel Tom Mix and Pancho Villa into an epic-sized film.

The director is in Mexico scouting locations for the story of an idealistic actor who leaves the comforts of Texas to join up with a revolutionary who would not embrace modern technology, even when the government was conscripting German fighter planes to bomb him and tanks to blast his armies.

Intermedia is mobilizing the more than $100 million film for a fall 2004 production start, pending cast, financing and the imminent delivery of a script rewrite by Steve Zaillian, who is reworking his own draft.

"This is 'Lawrence of Arabia' meets 'The Wild Bunch,' a huge film with trains, cavalry, thousands of soldiers in uniform and on horseback," Scott told Variety. "This is a love story between two men from different planets, who educated each other. Pancho Villa knew the laws of life, and Tom Mix knew how to live in a modernized Western world."

Other Films / American Outlaws (2001)
« on: November 28, 2003, 06:43:32 AM »
What do u think abouth this western?

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