Tombstone: Fact or Fiction

Tombstone: Fact or Fiction?

Almost two decades ago, a film known as Tombstone was produced, featuring a star-studded cast. This action-packed western portrays the legendary feud between the Earp's and the Clanton's. For the most part I believe it to be a respectable movie containing a powerful storyline. This film portrays the life and times of the famous cowboy, Wyatt Earp, focusing on what led to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Tombstone provides a mixture of both fact and fiction, however I believe this film to be mainly accurate. After seeing this particular film, I have resulted in finding some of the accurate and incorrect scenes and facts. Just to name a couple of the films ...

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him through the window. Wyatt along with along with a few others rushed to see him. They find Morgan lying on top of a pool table as a doctor tried to remove the bullet. However, there are many things wrong with this scene. To start, Morgan was never alone that night. Instead, his brother Wyatt accompanied him. They happened to be playing pool with the owner of the parlor, Bob Hatch, when Morgan was shot (Woog 61). The gunshot was fired through the glass door of the building, shooting Morgan in his right abdomen. The bullet passed through his spine and exited out of his left side. As it left his body, Geo. A.B. Berry was struck by the same bullet, which resulted in an agonizing flesh wound on his thigh. A second gunshot quickly followed, just barely missing the top of Wyatt Earp's head (Woog 62). Morgan was moved outside of a card room where three doctors examined him. They finally declared that it was a fatal shot. He was put on the lounge inside of the card room ...

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the truth about his death to be unknown (Weiser). Ringo's body was buried just a few yards away from the tree in which he was found lying under.

The film accurately portrayed the romantic relationship between Wyatt Earp and Josephine Marcus. Josephine was originally in a relationship with John Behan. It is said that Behan proposed, however she declined (Marks 159). Josephine finally left Behan after he became involved in a serious relationship with another woman. Soon thereafter, Josephine and Wyatt quickly began to fall in love with each other. At this time, Wyatt was still married to his second wife, Mattie Blaylock. In the beginning, Mattie was unaware of Wyatt's affair ...

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Added: 10/21/2012 03:58:29 PM
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