Friday, June 8, 2012

Favorite Scene Friday! Tombstone: Hell's Coming With Me

It's close to that time of year again, when we hold a special day to honor our fathers and father figures.  Since that day is near, I decided to post a scene today to honor the man who married my mom and became my dad when I was two years old, and who, for the past 27 years, has done nothing but love and support me in every way he can.  Just because he's good. 

My dad is an outdoorsman.  My brothers and I like to joke that he is one of the last true cowboys.  He doesn't ride the range out west, but he's as tough as they come and possesses that "no nonsense, tell it like it is" personality that makes me think of The Duke himself.  Growing up, I wasn't the prissiest of girls, but I still didn't have much love for my dad's hobbies.  Guns terrified me, dead animals made me squeamish (even if they were killed to be cooked for dinner) and the sight of a poor fish on a hook brought tears to my eyes.  I was way too sensitive for such a tough guy, but he held a special soft spot for me.  Now that I'm older, I look back and see that more than ever. 

My dad holds a big love for books and movies, much like myself, but we would almost never agree on the type of books and movies we love.  My childhood memories are full of seeing Saturday morning Bonanza episodes, Louis L'Amour books stacked around my dad's chair, and a spaghetti western on the TV everytime he could find one.  To this day, I believe he is the sole reason the Encore Western channel continues to run.  And while those films don't typically interest me, there is one my dad and I both love - Tombstone.

If you have never seen this movie, I highly recommend it.  Even if, like me, you're not much into westerns.  It's just a good, suspenseful movie - no matter the type.  This scene shows Wyatt Earp getting ready to enact vengeance on those outlaw cowboys who have wronged him so.  It reminds me so much of my dad - always strong, right and good. And I still know that he's there to support me in every way I matter how tough he is, I can always count on a good, sturdy shoulder to cry on.

Happy Friday, everyone!  And to all the dads out there - I hope next Sunday brings you a wonderful Father's Day!


  1. Because I'm not a big western fan, it took a couple of viewings to appreciate this movie. When it finally hit me, I understood what all the fuss was about. Great scene!

  2. My Dad tries to get me to watch West Side Story every time we talk movies. I'm just not sure I'm ready for it. I'd much prefer to watch Tombstone again!

  3. Great post and awesome scene. Kurt is a badass. No wonder his name was the last thing Walt Disney ever wrote.