After starring in countless Western classics (Rio Bravo, True Grit, Red River…), screen legend John Wayne has doled out plenty of no-bullshit advice — applicable on the frontier and nearer to home. Here are seven quotes to live by from the man, the myth, and the legend himself.
Before John Ford shot STAGECOACH in Monument Valley, no one – especially in Hollywood – had ever heard of the place. But when the film was released in 1939, everyone claimed they discovered the magnificent red rock landscape first. No matter who the honor rightfully belongs to, the northern Arizona desert valley, dotted with sandstone buttes jutting straight up as high as 1,000 feet, proved to be the perfect backdrop for the western that famously launched the genre from “B movie to the A-list.”
Currently traveling the festival circuit is STINGRAY SAM, directed by Cory McAbee, a friend of the Sundance Channel, and narrated by David Hyde Pierce. This unique film plugs that “musical space-western” niche. The synopsis: A dangerous mission reunites STINGRAY SAM with his long lost accomplice, The Quasar Kid. Follow these two space-convicts as they earn…