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Stories from the Life of Porter Rockwell (2010) online
Original Title :
Stories from the Life of Porter Rockwell
Genre :
Creative Work / Documentary
Year :
2010
Directror :
Jared Cook,Jacob Hoehne
Cast :
Micah Dahl Anderson,Dave Baggett,Will Bagley
Budget :
$25,000
Type :
Creative Work
Time :
49min
Rating :
8.9/10
Stories from the Life of Porter Rockwell (2010) online

Rockwell saved the life of the Prophet more than once and became a legend as a frontiersman, a marksman, and a man of iron nerve. And though many outsiders characterized Porter Rockwell as a notorious vengeful murderer, those who knew him saw a protector, a miraculous healer, and a loyal friend. He was called a saint and a sinner, a lawman and a criminal, a hero and a villain. Indians feared him, saying he was impossible to kill, but some people traveled hundreds of miles to try. Although his death by natural causes likely disappointed the many outlaws seeking his life, it also fulfilled a prophecy given by Joseph Smith that no bullet or blade would ever harm Porter Rockwell. Rockwell saved the life of the Prophet more than once and became a legend as a frontiersman, a marksman, and a man of iron nerve.

Documentary, western. Rockwell saved the life of the Prophet more than once and became a legend as a frontiersman, a marksman, and a man of iron nerve

When Orrin Porter Rockwell died of a hear. Hardcover, 176 pages. Published May 3rd 2010 by Covenant Communications Inc (first published May 1st 2010). 1608610055 (ISBN13: 9781608610051). Very brief with no details. Summaries of stories from the life of Porter Rockwell might be a more accurate title. Very entertaining life though. Jun 08, 2017 Rachelle rated it really liked it. I have heard the name Porter Rockwell but this book is the first experience I have had with any stories about him. I really enjoyed reading about his life.

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Like Porter it has glaring imperfections but is redeemed by what it does right. Much like the man it reveals, Covenant Communications' new documentary Stories From the Life of Porter Rockwell emerges with glaring imperfections but ultimately redeemed by things done right.

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Orrin Porter Rockwell (June 28, 1813 or June 25, 1815 – June 9, 1878) was a figure of the Wild West period of American History and a law man in the Utah Territory. Nicknamed Old Port and labeled "the Destroying Angel of Mormondom", during his lifetime he was as famous and controversial as Wyatt Earp or Pat Garrett. Rockwell was eight years younger than Joseph Smith. At 16 years old, Rockwell was baptized into Church of Christ (original name of the church founded by Smith) in Fayette, western New York, on April 6, 1830, the day the church was organized; it is most likely that Rockwell was the youngest member of the first group to be baptized into the church.

I thought of it more as something young readers could enjoy.

Stories from the Life of Porter Rockwell is not a comprehensive biography, nor is it fiction. While others of his time acted differently than he, his life was a legitimate and lawful response to the world in which he lived. These are the stories that his contemporaries found significant.

Credited cast:
Micah Dahl Anderson Micah Dahl Anderson - Charles Ingalls
Dave Baggett Dave Baggett - Hyrum Smith
Will Bagley Will Bagley - Himself
Alex Baugh Alex Baugh - Himself
Ross Beck Ross Beck - Echo Canyon Trooper 6
Susan Easton Black Susan Easton Black - Herself
Jerry Borrowman Jerry Borrowman - Himself
Paul Boruff Paul Boruff - Visiting Writer
Dustin Campbell Dustin Campbell - California Drinker / Danite 3
Sarah Converse Sarah Converse - Rockwell Granddaughter
Scott Davis Scott Davis - Barber / Outlaw 1
Nathan Evans Nathan Evans - Bartender / Echo Canyon Trooper 5
Mike Fitzgerald Mike Fitzgerald - Outlaw 3
Jay Gagne Jay Gagne - Assassin
James Brandon Gantt James Brandon Gantt - Aiken Prisoner 2 / Echo Canyon Trooper 2 / Mule Soldier 2


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Much like the man it reveals, Covenant Communications' new documentary Stories From the Life of Porter Rockwell emerges with glaring imperfections but ultimately redeemed by things done right. Featuring insights and commentary by a variety of well-respected Latter-day Saint history scholars, the film attempts to strike a balanced portrayal of a man some called a murderer, others a hero.

This balance in viewpoints is ultimately the film's greatest strength and its greatest weakness. On the one hand, it is refreshing to have a variety of perspectives on this elusive historical figure. The fact that the film doesn't shy away from controversy or whitewash potential history about the man is commendable. On the other, by more or less allowing the audience to decide where they stand on Porter's character also means that the film doesn't paint a clear picture of who he was.

To be fair, it can be said that the film attempts, and mostly succeeds, at showing the whole man, with his strengths and weaknesses, virtues and vices on display. The loyal friend of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young was also a drunkard. The lawman dedicated to justice may have also had a leaning toward vengeance. A man of family, a man of God, a man of the bottle, a man of blood…which was he? Or was he all of them? The film takes no firm position, and to me this was both aggravating and gratifying. On two things, it seems, all of the scholars in the film agree: Porter loved Joseph, and Porter was an excellent marksman.

As for the film itself, Richard Purdy is perfectly cast as Rockwell. He possesses a gritty integrity that makes him perfect for the role. The other actors, however, are a mixed bag, in many cases not enough care was taken, either in the casting or in the wardrobe/makeup, to make them appear of the time period portrayed.

A young woman playing young Porter's wife, while likely a fine actress, looks very much like a BYU student wearing an 1800's dress, with modern hair and makeup. Likewise, scenes that are supposed to take place in Palmyra and Nauvoo look very much like Utah Valley, and I'm quite certain I saw modern housing in the background of one shot, pulling me out of the attempted re-creation. Once the Saints arrive in Utah, all of the locations are more authentic.

The cinematography is gorgeous to look at in many cases, and the musical score, while not what I would've expected, is memorable and well-utilized. For history buffs or those interested in learning more about this truly fascinating figure, the film is a recommended purchase. Also recommended is Richard Lloyd Dewey's meticulously researched book Porter Rockwell: A Biography.