Monday, 15 February 2016

Cultural References II

"...the plain was interrupted by mesas and buttes, all turning dark purple and gold as the sun sank on their left. It was almost too classically Western; this area had been used for a lot of movies, back FirstSide. Being chased through it by real live Indians intent on killing you gave a whole new perspective to memories of The Searchers..."
-SM Stirling, Conquistador (New York, 2004), Chapter Twenty, p. 503.

Of course I have read of mesas and buttes but what are they? Google reveals all. I like the "...dark purple and gold..." The Searchers is another Western film reference. I am out of here.

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