Who is That Guy in the Straw Hat?

Tags man with no name, straw hat, history

This is a famous line from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
We all remember the bad guys (our heroes in the movie) are ruthlessly pursued until they meet their fated end with guns a blaze. Well maybe they die? It’s a movie after all. The producers want a hook for a sequel. Don’t they? Perhaps this one uttered line above can supply us a few ideas.
We don’t have to look far out into history for more.

Butch and Sundance Ask the Question

Can Bad Guys be Good Guys or Not?

Speaking of great westerns - one of my favorites is The Shootist directed by Don Siegal. The movie stars John Wayne as an all too human gunslinger/marshal dying painfully of cancer who saves a town as his last act. Siegal, of course, also made some other famous flicks like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Killers, and the most well-known - Dirty Harry.

I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

A Modern Hero or Not

Clint Eastwood’s Harry Callahan is certainly a conflicted but convicted man. So is Wayne’s not so famous J.B. Books. The Duke was terminally ill himself when he made the poignant 1976 movie. The Shootist had a great cast that included Lauren Bacall, Jimmy Stewart, and believe it or not Ron Howard as the youngster enraptured and schooled by a legend of the gun. It was based on a novel of the same name.  The story was based loosely on the end chosen by one real man. Who was that guy? Can they be the same?

We often have to go back to the beginning to better understand the end of a story.
We find out more next time...

Meanwhile

Here in the real world of AutoCAD Civil 3D land, each and every new release means you need to go back to the begining to some extent to get your previous release Styles and Templates to move up hill effectively.
You do have a copy of what we call, "The Known Good"?
By now you also have a nice juicy list of fixes to be made and important wishes to fulfill. 
You have been documenting and saving for just this day? Right?
No?
Ah well...maybe next time.

There's Always Another Potential Sequel to the Current Blockbuster

Links to all the Man is the Straw Hat posts

Who is That Guy in the Straw Hat?

The Ballad Begins Again

Eagles Sing Reprises

Desperado Come to Your Senses

A Whisper in the Wind

Expectations of Deliverance

On the Night in Question