max evans


V.27 No.23 | 6/7/2018
Ol’ Max himself
courtesy of the producers

Reel World

Max Experience

Get out to the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience or go to Gallup to participate in a 66 Hour Digital Shootout.
V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014

Reel World

Give yourself over

Rocky Horror screens, Open Wound Film Festival starts, local author recalls “Bloody” Sam Peckinpah.
V.21 No.28 | 7/12/2012

In Memoriam

R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine

Margaret Wright’s interview with Western writing legend Max Evans a few weeks back got me thinking about actor Ernest Borgnine, recognizable by his wide, gap-toothed smile. Evans was a friend and collaborator with the great director Sam Peckinpah, whose most acclaimed film, 1969’s The Wild Bunch, starred Borgnine as a mean, old-school, whisky-swiggin’ gunslinger. Then, of course, there was Borgnine’s turn as the affable-but-homely, lovelorn butcher in 1955’s Marty—for which Borgnine took home the Best Actor Oscar. A character actor who worked well into his 90’s, Borgnine died today at the age of 95.

V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012
Max Evans was the subject of a panel event ("Coffee and Hot Biscuits with Ol' Max Evans") on June 14 that honored the author and his oeuvre. Evans is pictured here outside his Nob Hill home.
Photo by Sam Adams

Author Interview

Cowboy Classic

Literary legend Max Evans on the landscape of Western writing

Age is relative for Max Evans. Technically 88, he’s many hundreds of years older, he says, if you count his extensive traversals of metaphysical time and space. When the Western Writers of America held its annual convention in Albuquerque the week of June 12, Evans—one of the association’s most acclaimed and long-standing members—didn't have to travel much further than his own backyard to attend.

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