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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A Day Trip! Or Maybe a FReeper Lunch!
Heck yeah! We’ve been there before and it’s pretty interesting.
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