August 20, 2012
We filmed five new True West Moments on the Presidential run of the Durango & Silverton Railroad last Saturday. After grabbing two segments at the station we headed up into the mountains and stopped for a camera pass at this bridge and I filmed one about how outlaws like the Wild Bunch actually robbed trains (as opposed to the Hollywood version where they attack on horseback.)
This photo was snapped by Kristi Cohen, one of the passengers on the special True West Railfest run.
We stopped at Cascade for lunch and I did another one in front of the locomotive which was used in the movie "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid" back in 1968 (they filmed in 1968, film came out the next year):
That's my producer, Jeff Hildebrandt to the left of the camera. Patrick, the director is at right. The film crew was from Telluride. The new Moments should start running next month. Unlike most of our other shoots we didn't have a teleprompter and I had to memorize the scripts. I actually nailed several of the scripts on the first take, which elicited this comment from my partner:
"Well, if it isn't One-Take-Boze."