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BS: The Hanging Tree

Beer 15 Jan 13 - 11:11 PM
GUEST,Frank 16 Jan 13 - 12:34 AM
Jack the Sailor 16 Jan 13 - 03:51 AM
banjoman 16 Jan 13 - 05:28 AM
Charmion 16 Jan 13 - 08:58 AM
SINSULL 16 Jan 13 - 11:08 AM
Charmion 16 Jan 13 - 11:30 AM
Crowhugger 16 Jan 13 - 04:44 PM
Rapparee 16 Jan 13 - 04:55 PM
gnu 16 Jan 13 - 05:21 PM
Beer 16 Jan 13 - 10:53 PM
GUEST,999 16 Jan 13 - 11:06 PM
Jeri 16 Jan 13 - 11:40 PM
GUEST,Big Al Whittle 17 Jan 13 - 02:35 AM
VirginiaTam 17 Jan 13 - 03:25 AM
Beer 17 Jan 13 - 07:58 AM
meself 17 Jan 13 - 10:09 AM
Don Firth 17 Jan 13 - 05:29 PM
Beer 17 Jan 13 - 08:19 PM
Don Firth 18 Jan 13 - 01:24 AM
Beer 18 Jan 13 - 07:55 AM
Don Firth 18 Jan 13 - 02:01 PM
Beer 18 Jan 13 - 02:36 PM
Beer 18 Jan 13 - 03:49 PM
GUEST,Big Al Whittle 18 Jan 13 - 09:54 PM
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Subject: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Beer
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 11:11 PM

I remember in the late 50's early 60's watching some movie or maybe a T.V. series like Gunsmoke and they would hang some one. But back then the only part that would be shown were the feet. Man, for nights I couldn't get the image out of my mind. How times have changed. Now it is all about blood and guts and i look at my 14 year old grand son and they think nothing of it. what are we becoming. Scary for sure. Any thoughts? I know if this thread takes off it won't stay in the 50's , so if it does i will bow out and only respond to folks who speak of their early experience of the Hanging tree.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: GUEST,Frank
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 12:34 AM

Only watched again "The Ox-bow Incident (of 1943)" a few nights ago. Thought provoking for its time, multiple hanging of 3 innocent people. Starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Anthony Quinn.
I know it was before the 50's, the best era for Westerns.
On a lighter note after the 50's, "The Ballad of Cat Ballou (of 1965)" where they put the noose around the lovely neck of Jane Fonda (Cat) but were thwarted as the trap door opened. She is a lot better looking that Her Father Henry above.
I agree, bring back the Westerns of the 50's.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 03:51 AM

The modern Western movies I can think of have less than a realistic amount of blood for men being shot in the torso with 45 caliber bullets. I can't think of three movies I have seen in my life where guts were shown.

Explosions and shooting yes. Little blood and guts do I see.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: banjoman
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 05:28 AM

There was a film in the late 60's called the Hanging Tree and the theme song of the same name was recorded by (I Think) Marty Robins.
Just a bit of trivia to add to the thread


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Charmion
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 08:58 AM

In 1962, "An Occurrence at the Owl Creek Bridge" was made into this memorable short film, part of a trilogy based on the Civil War stories of Ambrose Bierce. The quality of the YouTube version is not great, but it's probably the only place you'll get to see it now.

I saw the film in English class when I was in Grade 10, which would be the winter of 1968-1969. Much of it has stuck with me ever since.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 11:08 AM

tHERE IS A tv SERIES ABOUT A GROUP WHO TRACK MASS MURDERERS AND SERIAL KILLERS. tHE SCENES OF TORTURE ARE SO GRAPHIC (ACID POURED IN THE EYES AND MOUTHS OF TIED DOWN VICTIMS, GENITALS BEING SEVERED) THAT i CAN'T WATCH IT. tOO BAD IT IS AN INTERESTING SHOW BUT MORE THAN i CAN STOMACH.
dAMN!!!! cAPSLOCK!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Charmion
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 11:30 AM

I don't know how stuff like that gets broadcast, SINS.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Crowhugger
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 04:44 PM

Charmion I saw that in grade 9 or 10 too. Great flick!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 04:55 PM

"The Hanging Tree" was a 1959 movie starring Gary Cooper. No TV show.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: gnu
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 05:21 PM

"what are we becoming" "any thoughts"

Yeah... it's sickening.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Beer
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 10:53 PM

How true Gnu.
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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 11:06 PM

Ambrose Bierce was a wonderful writer, and I used some of his short stories in senior English classes when I taught. I think his 'Devil's Dictionary' is great. Had a few parents complain to the principal that satanism shouldn't be taught in schools. It was the same parents who didn't want 'The Stone Angel' used in school because of the sex scene. (There is an allusion to a sex scene, but nothing explicit.) Anyway, to that I replied I'd use Song of Songs from The Bible instead. They seemed OK with that.

Remember, always beware of stupid people, in groups.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 11:40 PM

I was struck by the same thing, Ad.

Current shows on TV:

Blue Bloods
Body of Proof
Bones
Castle
Criminal Minds
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Las Vegas)
CSI NY
Hawaii Five-O
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
The Mentalist
NCIS
NCIS: Los Angeles
A Person of Interest
Rookie Blue
and Unforgettable

Fifteen...
FIFTEEN current shows focused on crime, a bunch of re-run shows focused on crime, and two or more supernatural shows involving blood (vampires) and guts (spatter effects).

I'm not saying these shows lead to violence, but they sure reflect and intensify the despair and lack of creativity of modern life. They also shape the popular perception of life. We are crime. We care about crime. We care about guns and retribution and dealing with the results of despair.

We don't care so much about doing anything to fix it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: GUEST,Big Al Whittle
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 02:35 AM

I once got done by a speed camera because a tree was hanging over the camera. Just outside Kegworth aboutone thirty am, on the way home from a gig.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 03:25 AM

I never saw The Hanging Tree, but I do understand what you are getting at about how the more graphic the violence in films and telly (and while we are at it, video games) the more desensitised the viewer becomes to the violence and gore.

I remember seeing The Greatest Show on Earth and The Birds when I was very young and I was terrorised by day and night mares for long time afterwards. What was my mother thinking?

A simple tv advert on Nickelodeon that had Lassie and an alligator in it back in the mid 80s gave my then 4 year old daughter no end of grief. There was no gore but the music and the images fueled her imagination and instilled an irrational fear that caused night terrors we could not sooth away.

Today, kids seem unfazed by such images and that scares the bejesus out of me.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Beer
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 07:58 AM

How true Virginia. My grand son now 14, when he would spend a night our house would ask us to hide an antique doll that was located in the spare bedroom because it reminded him of the movie Chucky. The doll has since been melted away in a fire we had. But he still comments on it at times.

Jeri, you are dead on.
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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: meself
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 10:09 AM

The scary antique doll melting away in a fire - now there's an image that's going to give me nightmares! (I picture it in black-and-white, which just makes it creepier ... ).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Don Firth
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 05:29 PM

Back in 1959 (probably the previous year, I think) a call came out for extras. They were making a movie over in the Yakima Valley in Eastern Washington called "The Handing Tree." Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, Karl Malden, and George C. Scott, among others.

A bunch of people from these parts made the trip over and signed on. Apparently it was a pretty interesting experience, because it was quite the topic of conversation when they came back. Folk singer Walt Robertson was one of the extras, along with the Inimitable Wilma, and I don't remember who all else, except Bob Clark (former partner in The Chalet restaurant) who lost control of his horse, just about ran over Gary Cooper, and got thoroughly chewed out by the director. Bob sort of wondered why he chewed him out instead of the horse!

As it happened, I never had a chance to see the movie, but it would have been a snort to try to spot people. Hmm! Maybe NetFlix has it!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Beer
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 08:19 PM

Good one meself.......Good story Don. Hope you can get it on Netflix.
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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Don Firth
Date: 18 Jan 13 - 01:24 AM

Apparently, "The Hanging Tree" didn't make it into NetFlix. Event though the people who went over to be extras had a lot of fun, I guess the movie itself turned out to be a bit of a stinker. It wasn't much ballyhooed and didn't run very long, and I don't recall it's ever appearing on television, even the late, late, tardy show.

Sank like a rock.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Beer
Date: 18 Jan 13 - 07:55 AM

Try this Don. Hope it works for you.

Marty Robins sings the theme song on the opening.
Ad.

http://viooz.eu/movies/14044-the-hanging-tree-1959.html


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Don Firth
Date: 18 Jan 13 - 02:01 PM

Fantastic, Beer!! Thanks a million! The whole movie!

I don't have time to watch it right now, but I'll get it over the weekend. Thanks again!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Beer
Date: 18 Jan 13 - 02:36 PM

I hope you can spot some of your friends.
Ad.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: Beer
Date: 18 Jan 13 - 03:49 PM

Don, could you check to see if you received a p.m. message from me. I think I may have something wrong with my system. I viewed my sent messages and see that there are several folks whom I wrote to and heard nothing back. Their names don't appear. Very strange.
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Subject: RE: BS: The Hanging Tree
From: GUEST,Big Al Whittle
Date: 18 Jan 13 - 09:54 PM

Its a forbidding title.


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