On Not | Mo Chit

May 09, 2004

Cowboy openrange.jpg I saw the NYTimes article, For 28 Cows and Precious Water, a Man's Got to Sit in Jail. It reminds me a lot of the movie, Open Range. Open Range is really a great western in my mind although a little slow for some. The scenery is great and the ass-kicking is convincing.

Unlike Open Range, it's doubtful that Wayne Klump will be able to march in town and settle his business with all the slick suits. 10 years in Federal court is probably counts as a hell of a fight.

That reminds me, I hope TiVo is catching Deadwood right now. I started watching Deadwood about 5 weeks ago. It's really an amazing show. It's the quality programming I expect for paying extra money for another channel.

The thing about Deadwood that I like the most is the Wild West that it portrays. It's the same rough and tumble West that's depicted in Open Range, but it focuses more on the unscrupulous. Deadwood has its protagonists, but from all counts they're fighting a losing battle. Deadwood in a sense is like good reality-TV, you just don't know what's going to happen.

Deadwood, I think, is probably a lot closer to reality than Open Range. I guess that's why there's a lot more swearing in Deadwood.

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