Monday, April 29, 2013

Y is for Young Guns

Posted by Dawn Dalton on 6:38 AM

Last year, I attempted the A to Z Blogging Challenge with young adult books starting with the appropriate letter of the alphabet. I was going to follow that same theme, but I knew so many of them would be the same and this year, I've been trying my hand at script writing - with fairly good success. So, I decided to base this year's theme on either movies I loved as a kid - or movies made for kids. Join me on a Hollywood adventure?

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I'd almost forgotten how many movies I'd watched in my youth that starred Kiefer Sutherland. He ranks as one of my favorite actors, though admittedly, it has a lot to do with his role as Jack Bauer on the TV series, 24. I still miss that show - and him. Touch isn't quite doing it for me. 

Back in the late 80s, Kiefer was one of the main actors in a movie that brings back fond memories from my youth - Young Guns. Kiefer, Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen (before he went crazy), and Lou Diamond Phillips - what a star-packed cast! (For its time...right?) 

I love this IMDB summary of Young Guns:
A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.
In high school, this flick held a spot on the weekend movie marathon roster, along with other great Kiefer movies, like Lost Boys. But, as also with Lost Boys, only the first in each series stuck with me. I haven't watched Young Guns in a while and I don't own a copy. Adding it to the growing list of flicks I hope to find this year.

"Y" was a tough letter. What did you come up with on the A to Z Challenge or, what's your "Y" movie of choice?

- Dawn


Yours, Mine, and Ours, with Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball from 1968. Great fun!

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