"Westerns are closer to art than anything else in the motion picture business" - John Wayne
I don't think I've mentioned it before, but I hold that the premier art form of the USA is the motion picture. And the most enduring movie star of all time is the great John Wayne, who would have been 100 years old tomorrow.
Don't worry, I'm not going to turn my art blog into a movie site. But I couldn't let this landmark day go by without a salute to The Duke.
- "As far as I'm concerned, Americans don't have any original art except Western movies and jazz."
- — Clint Eastwood
"Fill your hand, you sonofab!tch!" John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn (True Grit)
Clip (Real Play) from "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon":
My favorite TV commercial of all time: