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Monday, June 27, 2022

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST—MILESTONE REACHED


SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST EPISODE #200—HEROES OF THE BORDERLANDS PART 1

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST
EPISODE #200
HEROES OF THE BORDERLANDS
PART 1
WITH GUEST
CHRISTOPHER CONWAY
Step into the stirrup and saddle up for the 200th episode of the Six-Gun Justice Podcast. To celebrate, your host Paul Bishop is joined by his special guest Professor Christopher Conway for part one of an in-depth look at the Heroes of the Borderlands and the impact of the Western genre in Mexico and Latin America...

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST EPISODE #199—RIDING THE DARK RANGE

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST
EPISODE #199
RIDING THE DARK RANGE
WITH
RANDI SAMUELSON-BROWN
Toss your reins over the hitchin' post,  buckaroos, and lend an ear as Six-Gun Justice Podcast host Paul Bishop is joined by the new Queen of the Dark Range, Randi Samuelson-Brown...

A lyrical writer known for her award nominated and compelling historical fiction, Randi has now embarked  on a journey into the realm of Western noir. In Brand Chaser, the first book in her new Dark Range series, Randi has engaged her passion for storytelling to paint an unflinching portrait of the seedy underbelly of the modern-day West. Branded Graves, the second book in the Dark Range series will be released by Wolfpack Publishing in late 2022...

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DARK RANGE #1
BRAND CHASER
Emory Cross is a young and tough, no nonsense brand inspector in Colorado cattle country. She’s intent on preserving her family ranch’s traditional way of life in Colorado at all costs…even if it means crossing some lines...When she finds a pair of calves that have strayed onto the Lost Daughter Ranch, she decides to brand them as her own, even though she’s technically operating in a grey area of cattle rustling…something she’s meant to be ferreting out rather than participating in. That decision leads her down a road fraught with danger, and exposes an uneasy past leading to an uncertain future for both Emory and her family’s legacy.

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WESTERN REFERENCE SHELF—HEROES OF THE BORDERLANDS

WESTERN REFERENCE SHELF
HEROES OF THE BORDERLANDS
In the upcoming Six-Gun Justice Podcast Episode #200, we chat with Western genre scholar Christopher Conway about his new reference work Heroes of the Borderlands.

Few genres were as popular and as enduring in twentieth-century Mexico as the Western. Christopher Conway's lavishly illustrated Heroes of the Borderlands tells the surprising story of the Mexican Western for the first time, exploring how Mexican authors and artists reimagined US film and comic book Westerns to address Mexican politics and culture. 

Broad in scope, accessible in style, and multidisciplinary in approach, this study examines a variety of Western films and comics, defines their political messaging, and shows how popular Mexican music reinforced their themes. Conway shows how the Mexican Western responds to historical and cultural topics like the trauma of the Conquest, mestizaje, misogyny, the Cult of Santa Muerte, and anti-Americanism. 

Full of memorable movie stills, posters, lobby cards, comic book covers, and period advertising, Heroes of the Borderlands redefines our understanding of Mexican popular culture by uncovering a vibrant genre that has been hiding in plain sight...

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

TV WESTERNS—DARK WINDS

TV WESTERNS
DARK WINDS
In 1991, the first attempt was made to translate the award winning Leaphorn and Chee Native American mystery series written by Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Tony Hillerman to the big screen. 

Based on the book The Dark Wind, the film starred Lou Diamond Phillips in the pivitol role of deputy Jim Chee, with the late Fred Ward as Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn. With the tag line the Navajo believe that when a man does something evil, it is because a dark wind has entered his soul, the plot involves the two tribal police officers in a drug smuggling and murder investigation on the Navajo reservation. 

Produced by Robert Redford, the film was one step above a made for TV movie and went straight to video, although it did good business on the big screens in Europe. However, while the film gets points for effort and received generally positive reviews, the failure of the film to find a major audience in the U.S. ruled out the possibility of a sequel.

Eleven years later in 2002, and accompanied by much fanfare, PBS produced three made-for-TV movies adapted from three of Hillerman’s Leaphorn and Chee novels—Coyote Waits, A Thief of Time, and Skinwalkers. Starring Wes Studi and Adam Beach as tribal police officers Leaphorn and Chee respectively, the trio of films were entertaining, but unremarkable. With no demand for further entries in the series the franchise was left in limbo for the next twenty years. 


Now, starting Sunday June 12th, the streaming service AMC is bringing back Leaphorn and Chee—this time embodied by Zahn McClarnon and Kiowa Gordon respectively—in Dark Winds, a six episode limited series. Robert Redford is again executive producer, and this time it appears as if all involved have gotten it right...

The year is 1971 on a remote outpost of the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Tribal Police is besieged by a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. The closer he digs to the truth, the more he exposes the wounds of his past. He is joined on this journey by his new deputy, Jim Chee, who has old scores to settle from his youth on the reservation. Together, the two men battle the forces of evil, each other and their own personal demons on the path to salvation.

Each episode of Dark Winds also will be available on AMC+, with AMC+ subscribers having advance access to an additional episode each week.