Monday, January 27, 2014

~From Mad Men to GunSlinger~"Sweetwater"~

The Times...they are a Changing! Now you may remember "Betty Draper"(January Jones) as the beautifully dressed ex-wife of Don Draper on the popular series "Mad Men"_

Introducing, Sarah Ramirez (January Jones) as a "Gunslinger/Gunfighter" a word usually reserved for men in the American Old West movies that had gained a reputation as being dangerous with a gun!! Now, here's a movie you gotta see because she is "DANGEROUS" with a Gun & a Rifle!!!

 Normally, I stay away from Movies/TV shows with a lot of violence ...heck,I can see that on the 5 o'clock News. When you really think about it_ most Baby Boomers grew up on violent cartoons, Westerns,etc. We all laughed when these things happened on cartoons...looking was the beginning of violence gone bad as it stands today!

             Modern day..."The Simpson's"!

That being said...I was curious about January Jones acting skills beyond "Mad Men". She did not disappoint!!!!
This was a "Sub-Genre "Western (Revenge) movie in which the plot involves an elaborate "chase and pursuit" with elements of a classic mystery & thriller story. Guess what?? It was NOT_a male cowboy gunslinger wearing a Stetson Hat, spurs or a bandanna....oh Guns & Rifles were was a Gunslinging "WOMAN SHERO"with a pretty parasol to match her dress!!Most of us Baby Boomers grew up watching Westerns, on TV. BUT_ the Heroes were all Males.Most women like Dale Evans and Dorothy Page were "singing cowgirls". Otherwise it was_The Rebel, Gunsmoke, Riflemen, Have Gun Will Travel, Wagon Train, Riflemen, etc. "A Man's World".This is a great link to learn about the History of Westerns dating back to the 1900s...

This is what kids watched on Saturday's back in the's no wonder why we are a violent society started with the kids watching TV on a Saturday morning."Shane"an American Western TV Series starred David Carradine..

"Sweetwater" the movie(2013): 
Plot: In the late 1800's, a beautiful former prostitute (January Jones: "Mad Men") is trying to build an honest life with her husband in the rugged plains of New Mexico. When she catches the eye of a sadistic and powerful religious leader (Jason Isaacs: Harry Potter series), her life is violently turned upside down. She embarks on a bloody course of vengeance with the assistance of a renegade sheriff (Ed Harris: Pollock, The Hours, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) who has pretty violent tendencies of his own.

The film was directed by Logan Miller and co-written with Andrew McKenzie and Noah Miller. The Miller brothers did good. These two characters_you'll either Hate or Love_
                           Ed Harris as Sheriff Jackson
               Funny at times...loved him!
            Jason Issacs as Prophet Josiah
       Let me just say ...HOLY MAN...NOT!!!!

Betty Draper(Mad Men)...

Sarah Ramirez(Sweetwater)...
                            January Jones
"HELL,Hath No Fury like a Woman Scorned"

Watch the or buy the movie,grab some eats & drinks,sit back in your saddle ,
relax,take note_ it's January's gonna be a " Gunfight" at the Sheep Corral! Heck,I might have to watch it again!

Holler....Let the Sage Book Whisperer know what you thought about this movie!

                          Peace Out!

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