OK-sounds like I can watch the EWC for the American features and TV shows, and get the European movies on my own, from Netflix or Amazon, etc. I like Bob Boze Bell’s True West Moments on the Westerns Channel, too (and I need to resubscribe to the magazine). Some of the best book and DVD reviews come from that publication. Thanks for the insights.
The “traditional” western fans I know remind me of “traditional” country music listners. Both groups are pretty serious about their definitions. Some old Nashville listeners won’t play anything by Keith Urban, for example–he’s not country, he Australian! Some of these folks are so strict they won’t listen to Kenny Rodgers or Kelly Pickler–that’s pop, not country. The strict cowboy picture fans tell me that if a movie wasn’t made in the US and set here that it ain’t a western- a period piece, maybe; an imitation, certainly. I told a few that they’re shutting themselves off from some good pictures! On a movie fan newsgroup one time, I asked for a definiton of a western. The thread went on for days and never resovled that issue!
Speaking of definitions, I guess Barquero is a hybrid. The closing credits list the filming location as Colorado.