Skip to comments.“Longmire” stars Robert Taylor on A&E – Big Sky country setting for modern western Longmire
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. Im from a rural part of Australia originally thats 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 hes 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 Dillons qualities, that kind of western stoicism, decency, and honesty, but hes 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 shows episodes the Longmire character says more with a look than with pages of dialogue, and thats fine with Taylor. He says, Thats good writing. Its brave writing to do less, that is a rare thing. And I love that about the show.
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I wonder when we will get to find out what happened to his wife. Looks like a shootout of some kind.
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.
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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.
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.
I’ll take the old Robert Taylor, thanks.
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.
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.
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.
Not to be picky, but doesn't the appellation Big Sky country apply to MT, not WY? Ok, I am being picky. Sue me.
That’s an excellent series, and one that fits Lou Diamond Phillips to a “T”.
Excellent show, and it’s already been renewed for a second season.
We like it and watch every episode but the sheriff needs to hold his head up and speak more clearly. He mumbles!
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...
Cancer, the dope dealer he used to find the cartel guy was supplying the wife.
The action scenes arent 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.
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.
We like it too.
Thanks Kart - had no idea!
I think the sheriff and I are the only two people on earth who don’t have cell phones.
A Day Trip! Or Maybe a FReeper Lunch!
Heck yeah! We’ve been there before and it’s pretty interesting.
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