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“Longmire” stars Robert Taylor on A&E – Big Sky country setting for modern western Longmire
Entertainment Today ^ | 7/8/12 | FRANK BARRON

Posted on 07/11/2012 9:48:38 AM PDT by Kartographer

Of the dozen or so major productions Taylor has on his credits, Longmire is closest to his heart because he says he grew up watching American cowboy movies. “I’m from a rural part of Australia originally that’s not that far away from the spirit of the American cowboy.”

“People from big, open spaces might have a different accent, but they have similar attitudes about they way they treat each other, the way they live their lives. Our similarities are far more striking than the differences.”

And now Taylor feels like he’s sprung from the soil of Wyoming, although the series shoots in New Mexico.

Taylor is happy that Longmire was compared to the classic Gunsmoke series, as well as John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, but says, “I just see Walt as Walt. He may have Marshall Dillon’s qualities, that kind of western stoicism, decency, and honesty, but he’s his own man. And I think that was a pretty common thing through all those old western shows.”

They were men of few words back in those days, and in the show’s episodes the Longmire character says more with a look than with pages of dialogue, and that’s fine with Taylor. He says, “That’s good writing. It’s brave writing to do less, that is a rare thing. And I love that about the show.”

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Very good show. My wife and I have enjoyed every episode.
1 posted on 07/11/2012 9:48:42 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer
I've been following it from the beginning. Pretty good.

I wonder when we will get to find out what happened to his wife. Looks like a shootout of some kind.

2 posted on 07/11/2012 9:52:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: CedarDave; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; ...

NEW MEXICO PING!!!!

If you are like me and didn’t realize Longmire is filmed right here in New Mexico.

The Red Pony is the Mineshaft Tavern in Madrid.

1. Lou Diamond Phillips • New Mexico, Film & Entertainment in ...
Jun 19, 2012 ... Home to New Mexico’s premiere Blogarazzi and Mediaologists. ... The Longmire
pilot filmed in part at the Madrid Mineshaft Tavern and Santa Fe Studio ... #
NMFilm Not Just a One Trick Pony ... set Wednesday may 4th in Las Vegas N.M.
Great cast including Lou Diamond Phillips, great crew, $10.00 per hr.
http://www.oneheadlightink.com/sindication/tag/lou-diamond-phillips/


3 posted on 07/11/2012 9:53:56 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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I like it too, except the episode where the deputy chick went to the strip club and stated pole dancing and stripping in her uniform to get information about the victim in that episode. Albeit an un-orthodox way of getting information, it was pretty hoaky and in the real world she would have been fired for this.

If I were the Sheriff I would be questionng the hiring of this chick (ex-philadelphia homicide detective) since before she arrived it was a quiet little county. Now they are having all these murders every week.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 10:05:01 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: Kartographer

I’ll take the old Robert Taylor, thanks.


5 posted on 07/11/2012 10:16:36 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: shotgun

That WAS gratingly out of place.

I find the Cheyenne hostility a bit puzzling also.

But on balance, we really like the show and the scenery.

The episode where the 2 guys were pulled out of the river and the deputy said “Looks like he caught ‘em on a parachute adams!” cracked this flyfisher up.


6 posted on 07/11/2012 10:18:30 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: Kartographer

We like the show too. Reasonable plots for the area and good writing. The action scenes aren’t quite up to todays standards. I mean there is almost no believability in any real action. I’ll go on a bit. I know the show is not about action its about the character, the area and what goes on,,,,,,, so when an action scene comes along they kinda gloss over it to get on with the next scene.

And the wife thinks he’s kinda good looking. Oh, and he does a good job of erasing any accent.


7 posted on 07/11/2012 10:49:32 AM PDT by Allen In Texas Hill Country
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To: Kartographer

Ive read all the Longire books and was rather leery about watching this series.
The books are great and I didn’t think the tv show could truly do them justice.
With all that said, I really do enjoy the series but about all the tv writers took from
the books are the characters and setting. I like Lou Diamond Phillips as an acter
but he doesn’t fit the book character. All the others do a
really good fit.


8 posted on 07/11/2012 11:01:09 AM PDT by SwatTeam
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To: Kartographer
My wife and I also enjoy the show but what we really want to know is in which WY county is Longmire the sheriff, since we may be driving through WY later this year and want to avoid that area as much as possible. It's not just the incredibly high crime rate but it's also the nature of the crimes, especially murder.

Not to be picky, but doesn't the appellation Big Sky country apply to MT, not WY? Ok, I am being picky. Sue me.

9 posted on 07/11/2012 11:01:20 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: Kartographer

That’s an excellent series, and one that fits Lou Diamond Phillips to a “T”.


10 posted on 07/11/2012 11:04:28 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Until the 52K LDS missionaries claiming Christian faith is bogus quit, I will post LDS truth.)
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To: Kartographer

Excellent show, and it’s already been renewed for a second season.


11 posted on 07/11/2012 11:19:10 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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We like it and watch every episode but the sheriff needs to hold his head up and speak more clearly. He mumbles!


12 posted on 07/11/2012 11:23:57 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Adder
I find the Cheyenne hostility a bit puzzling also.
Besides the typical racial slant which surprisingly seems to me to be more "indian against white" -- an earlier episode mentioned that Longmire arrested the tribal police-chief. That's as good a way as any to inject some milkable drama...
13 posted on 07/11/2012 12:04:40 PM PDT by jaydee770
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To: shotgun
I like it too, except the episode where the deputy chick went to the strip club and stated pole dancing and stripping in her uniform to get information about the victim in that episode. Albeit an un-orthodox way of getting information, it was pretty hoaky and in the real world she would have been fired for this.

That, and I wonder how much presented as "fact" is not--"rumspringa" is not a practice of the religious group shown in the series, for example.

I like the characters and the stories, but I wish they would not have lapses.
14 posted on 07/11/2012 12:06:00 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Looks like a shootout of some kind.

Cancer, the dope dealer he used to find the cartel guy was supplying the wife.

15 posted on 07/11/2012 12:07:28 PM PDT by itsahoot (The Political Elites are the modern Royals, and the king shall have his due.)
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To: Allen In Texas Hill Country
The action scenes aren’t quite up to todays standards.
True, but I like that. It's the little details that lend some believability and realism to me. Like any time Longmire has to run more than a few feet, he's panting like he ran a mile - showing his age or the altitude or whatever. I really like that there are no "superman" and they are just as mistake prone as anyone. At least until it gets to the inevitable "Here's where Walt does the wrap-up and solves the crime" speech.

They need to allow plots to span episodes so they won't have to make the big leap and "wrap-up" each episode.

16 posted on 07/11/2012 12:13:06 PM PDT by jaydee770
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To: Kartographer

This is my new fave. I’m very impressed with this “new” Robert Taylor. I think he has captured his character not unlike Peter Falk did “Columbo.” I’ve never been one for “quirky” TV series, but this one is “quirky” without being over-the-top. As to the remarks about the girl deputy pole-dancing and the Cheyenne/Anglo strife...chill out, it’s a TV show.


17 posted on 07/11/2012 12:58:28 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: Kartographer

We like it too.


18 posted on 07/11/2012 1:01:08 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Kartographer

Thanks Kart - had no idea!


19 posted on 07/11/2012 1:21:38 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Kartographer

I think the sheriff and I are the only two people on earth who don’t have cell phones.


20 posted on 07/11/2012 1:32:14 PM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: leapfrog0202

A Day Trip! Or Maybe a FReeper Lunch!


21 posted on 07/11/2012 1:50:20 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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Heck yeah! We’ve been there before and it’s pretty interesting.


22 posted on 07/11/2012 1:53:05 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: shotgun
And she HATES the place, and she's said it repeatedly. It's irritating to work with someone who hates the area. I'd love just to visit Wyoming, much more work there.
23 posted on 07/11/2012 2:55:51 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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