Perhaps part of the Problem w/ Wyatt Earp is that it is an Epic.  Should
there be such scope to Wyatt Earp, the man.  Costner read S. Lake when he
should of read Odie Faulk's TOMBSTONE: Myth & Reality 1972.
I think the events in Tombstone, the time & place, not the film is what
makes Wyatt, Doc & company interesting.  Like many films in the
western  genre Cosmatis got in told a story w/ the help of some charming
acting & got out. Here the scale of the film matched the scale of the man.
Let us not Forget Ford's MY DARLING CLEMENTINE.  The touchstone for
all Earp Films.
Stephen O'Riordan
Film/Video Archives
Media Center, UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA  92093-0504
Tel: 619/534-7981  Fax:  619/534-7180
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