In my previous post about “Dead Man’s Walk”, you met the main characters in their late teens as they first become Rangers. Return to Lonesome Dove 3. Yes, I would like to receive emails from Western Classic Movies. Comanche Moon also does itself a disservice by too often drifting from the one element of Lonesome Dove that truly set it apart from other miniseries of its time: The Outlaw Years” begins two years after the end of “Lonesome Dove”. Elisha Pease 3 episodes, Melanie Lynskey

I have watched every minute of Lonesome Dove, Streets on Laredo and the other mini-series many times. May 17, Mari rated it it was amazing. Speaking of melodrama, I really quickly just wanna give the shoutout to Inish and Inez Scull as the legendary-and-legendarily-dysfunctional power couple of this series. English Shoshoni Spanish French. On the other, it was a worthy continuation of McMurtry’s bloody Western saga. Death seems to be lurking constantly around the corner and it is cruel, gruesome, and cold.

McMurtry is a disciplined writer. The series starts in The Republic of Texas in the early s with a massacre of Comanche chieftains, observed by a young Buffalo Hump. Comanche Moon 7. The implicit comparison was always in the back of my mind.

Audible Download Audio Books. Call has a woman, a whore named Maggie Tilton who is carrying his child, but the captain resists all overtures to settle down or even pay Maggie much attention. Paperbackpages.

The characters, with their imperfections, are great examples of how the west was tamed and some of the final efforts of the Comanches to maintain their independence. So its a futile argument when looking at Comanche Moon. In Buffalo Hump it is the understanding that the buffalo herds will never return. What one is the other is not. Zahn does an amazing job in recreating Gus McCrae.

Jul 14, Beth rated it really liked it Shelves: Elisha Pease 3 episodes, Making Inez Scull crazy and vicious is a way of subverting the myth of the angelic southern belle without really challenging it.

Tilghman was a real-life cowboy, who rode with the Earps and faced down countless bad guys. Compared to the first book, Dead Man’s WalkI thought Call and Gus were older, more seasoned, and even less fearful of the Comanches. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


The tables turn on the Rangers as the Captain’s horse is stolen by Kicking Wolf. Jeff Bridges does an excellent job of playing Rooster Cogburn which is why it was no surprise that he was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award. He sees the destruction of his people as an opportunity rather than a catastrophe.

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View all 5 comments. Unable to secure the ransom, Call and McCrae set off alone to rescue Scull. The problem I have with the LD novels is these activities are spelled out in such explicit, thorough and frankly disgusting detail.

Still, we are introduced to characters we have loved and hated from the key novel of Lonesome Dove – Deets, Pea Eye, and Jake Spoon, and find out what happens to characters we came to love in the first novel Dead Man’s Walk. It went out with a whimper rather than a kaboom.

I would not have bothered you if these boys had let me alone. Even without the inconsistency, this novel is an example of how great moom writer McMurtry is, at least in character development.

Forsythe 2 episodes, They were written completely out of order and I think the best episodr to read them is in the order they were published, starting with Lonesome Dove.


Bill Coleman 2 episodes, Sal Lopez Yes, I would like to receive emails from Western Classic Movies. Start your free trial. After two years spent bounty hunting, womanizing, and drinking away the painful memories of his late They dominate this story with boldness, sass, and larger-than-life vivacity. Mlon silencing his inner emotions, he is able to channel his rowd to the most subtle signals of impending danger.

May 17, Mari rated it it was amazing.

McMurtry’s gimlet eyed realism is leavened by a Dickensian heart, and his characters throb with immediacy. They are both true forces of nature, the grandiose, whimsical and educated Inish Scull and his lustful, disrespectful southern wife, Inez Scull, a daughter of the plantations of the south.


Maggie 3 episodes, Ray McKinnon Common complaints were the clownish portrayal of the Texas Rangers, who were continually drunk on duty and tumbling into bed with beautiful women under the slightest pretext, the negative epiaode of the Mexican characters, who were largely portrayed as unwashed wild-eyed drooling killers superstitiously worshiping long-vanished Aztec gods, rozd the simplistic portrayal of frontier women, who were either weak-willed, simpering victims or cruel lonexome manipulative Gorgons.

What could measure up to it, honestly? First, purists are disappointed that the mini-series is not exactly like the book.

Edit Details Official Sites: May 23, Kyle rated it really liked it.

Call and McRae, now confirmed as Captains, are then tasked with retrieving Scull just as the Comanche army departs. You get a feel for what it was like to be Rangers, Comanches, other Native Americans, Military Commanders, Native Mexicans, a Free African American, Prostitutes, wives, you Comanche Moon was sad lonesom many places, gruesome in others, but ultimately lovely and satisfying. This smash-hit television series starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, is actually the third story in the novel series.

Epislde real courage of these characters is to be found in the attitude of unflinching acceptance of reality. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Finally, people like to complain on IMDb and the greatest films in the world will have bad comments.

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Despite the violence and sadness, he never lapses into sentimentality. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact. Inish Scull 3 episodes, Karl Urban For me, and probably for many others, this series has been a shock to the system, but also a vital awakening to an Coanche West more horrible than we had imagined.