Monday, June 29, 2009

Ass-Whuppin' Of The Day (video)

From "Lonesome Dove," one of the greatest things I've ever seen on TV. I loved the book by Larry McMurtry, and the miniseries brought it to life with incredible faithfulness and passion. A great cast didn't hurt, either. It won a buttload of Emmys as I recall, and rightly so.

Context for this clip: Newt (Rick Shroeder) is Woodrow's (Tommy Lee Jones) illegitimate son, but Woodrow won't admit it. At least not in word.



And here's a bonus ass-whuppin' (and another great scene). Since it's Monday and all.



Obligatory pimpery.




21 comments:

  1. OMG! I LOVE Lonesome Dove! I usually end up reading the book at least once a year LOL and I can only picture the characters from the movie as I read. This is one of the best scenes in the whole movie.
    Gus is my favorite, though:) I wouldn't have even made him cut cards for a poke;)

    Good job, Cary:)

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  2. Thanks, onebad... every time someone pokes me on Facebook, I think about Gus.

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  3. "I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it."

    HA! Apparently not. YIKES!

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  4. I love how Gus just slides the paternity info in there so casually!

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  5. Regan, Gus spends the entire movie trying to make Call tell Newt the truth, but Call won't. I guess Gus got tired of waiting.

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  6. Loved the book! How come I never saw the movie? And since when did Tommy Lee start looking so good in a pair of jeans? Damn.

    OK, I'm old.

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  7. Two of the finest ass-whuppins I ever did see. Awesome movie!

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  8. HAH! I knew that onebadmamajama would be all over this, she loves an ass-whuppin'!

    Tommy Lee Jones is a bad ass on screen, but a jack ass IRL, from what I hear.

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  9. I think that's what makes Woodrow Call such a great part for him. Call's an ass, too, albeit a likeable one.

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  10. Those are some quality ass-whuppin's. I may have to break down and watch this series after all. I do love me a quality western.

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  11. Aries - you should. It's transcendent entertainment. I've seen it numerous times and it never gets old.

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  12. Yes, Aries, you should definitely take time to watch this movie. I first saw it in my Lit and Film class in college and have watched it a half of dozen times since. It's a classic.

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  13. If you like the LD movie and book, and I do, the books in the series are even more awesome. There are 4 all together, read them in order.
    There is a scene in Comanche Moon regarding a Mexican outlaw named Ahumado, the Rangers' Captain Scull and some eyelids that are chair-squirmin' sweet!

    1 .Dead Man's Walk
    2. Comanche Moon
    3. Lonesome Dove
    4. Streets of Laredo

    Thanks for posting, Cary!

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  14. DVR'd it a couple of weeks ago and then spent three nights staying up way later than I shoulda watching it. Brought back many memories of the first time I saw it 2o years ago. Robert Duvall makes the best cowboy. Loved him in Open Range, too. The Apostle was good and Broken Trail was okay. His delivery is impeccable.

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  15. Duvall is another one known to be an on-set challenge. I bet the director had fun with him and Tommy Lee both. Hopefully he knew what he was getting into.

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  16. I loves me a good ass-whuppin' on a Monday:^) Gets me set for the whole week. And Duvall and Jones can flat ride, which makes LD that much better. Thanks for the links to the DVDs, too - I don't have it yet!

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  17. Ah, "Lonesome Dove" -- what a great book, and the movie rivals "Roots" as television's greatest mini-series EVER, in my opinion. It was a travesty that Duvall didn't win an Emmy that year for his performance as Gus.

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  18. Damn you! It's 10:30, I had a way too long day, need to be in bed to be up early again in the morning and now all I want to do is watch Lonesome Dove and drool over Diane Lane. I'm gonna have to watch it beginning to end tonight and call in sick tomorrow and it's all your fault!

    -Josh

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  19. Is it wrong to wish I could have gotten away with that at my last job?

    ah well. Now that I'm finished with classes I can get on with my "preferred reading list" - stuff I haven't had time for in years. Thanks for a good addition to it, Cary!

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