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The Lone Ranger DVD

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


The Lone Ranger


ABC network launched The Lone Ranger on September 15, 1949 The television series was created by created by George W. Trendle. The first episode is the history of the famous masked man of the West. Television series starring Clayton Moore with John Hart as the Lone Ranger from 1952-1954 and Jay Silverheels laconic American Indian sidekick called Tonto. and his horse Silver. He is famous of saying "Hi-yo Silver, away!"

In later episodes the opening narration ended with the catch phrase "Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. “The Lone Ranger Rides Again” Episodes usually ended with one of the characters lamenting the fact that they never found out the hero's name only to be told, "Why, that was the Lone Ranger!" as he and Tonto ride away. The theme music was the "cavalry charge" finale of Gioacchino Rossini's William Tell Overture, now inseparably associated with the series, which also featured many other classical selections as incidental music including Wagner, Mendelssohn, Liszt, and Tchaikovsky. The Television series featured Gerald Mohr as the narrator.

The first 78 episodes were produced and broadcast for 78 consecutive weeks without any breaks or reruns. Then the entire 78 episodes were shown again, before any new episodes were produced.
The last new episode of the color series was broadcast June 6, 1957 and the series ended September 12, 1957




How the West Was Won DVD

Saturday, May 12, 2007


A John Ford Film How the West Was Won," the Civil War A story of four generations of a pioneer family of New England farmers as they made their way west in the l840s, Describes the hard life and times of the Prescott's family across the continent and their fortune to the western shore after years of hardship, loss, love, war, danger and romance. The story touched all the bases: like runaway wagon trains a Indians stampeding Buffalo's; confused and erratic river rapids; the grandeur of Monument Valley, Utah; the rocky mountains the Black Hills of South Dakota; the clamor of gold in St. Louis the Cheyenne attack the Pony Express the overland telegraph; the coming of the steel roadway of the iron horse the bloody battle between cattlemen and homesteaders.

“How the West Was Won” Win an Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen of James R. Webb and also nominated for Academy Award for Best Art Direction Set Decoration, Color, Best Cinematography, Color, Best Costume Design, Color, Best Music, Score Substantially Original Alfred Newman and Ken Darby and Best Picture.

The film has also been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. Popular western author Louis L'Amour.






 
   





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