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Screening will be held this Saturday, September 17th, at the Wells Fargo Theater, in Griffith Park. Here's the link for more info, if you're in the area and interested: http://theautry.org/programs/film/tombstone-1993-in-35mm
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I enjoyed this movie and I'm happy to see there's discussion around the subject. In most of the areas and times I write about there was an existing police force so the 'discrepancies' between what actually happened and what was recorded are a little difficult to argue about ... but there are sources other than police reports.
That is to say, the North West Mounted Police and the British Columbia Provincial Police did a marvelous job, however sensabilities may have been damaged had the actual methods sometimes used to achieve that success been made public knowledge.
Back to "Tomstone" ... I much prefered Russels version of the story to that of Cosner's of the same era. At the very start of "the other one" it was made to appear that the population of the South West US was decimated by the more than casual use of Samuel Colt's invention by the rowdy cattle herders and miners of the time.
I'd love to have been able to read Kate Harony's autobiography about that whole period. Man, the stories she could've told, but she's a woman and women don't write good stories. But, according to reliable sources, Kate was an eye witness and almost a victim of the OK Corral shooting.
There's another Kate and Doc adventure I'd love to hear more about: their long ride from Dodge City to Tombstone. I read and enjoyed Jane Candia Coleman's "Doc Holliday's Woman" years ago and was fascinated by Coleman's reference to this trek. Over 400-500 miles?? Coleman claimed to have followed this route herself on horseback. BBB, what do you know of this?
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