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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #80 on: January 31, 2007, 10:55:04 AM »
The Cheyenne Social Club for one because of the story I  heard to go with it. Jimmy Steward complained that in the beginning of the movie he had all the lines and none for Fanda. So they added the part where "Harland" talk the whole way to Cheyenne. I do love the Eastwood movies esp. Outlaw Josey Whales, Paint Your Wagon. The eppic How the West was Won Also  I think The Man Man Who Shot  Liberity Vallance, It caused me to think on more than one leval.

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #81 on: February 16, 2007, 10:16:11 PM »
My favorites...
     No. 1 would be Wayne's "Stagecoach", then, in no order; El Dorado, Liberty Valance, Sons of Katie Elder.  True Grit and Rooster Cogburn (I'd like to see 3 people load a Gatling on a bobbing ferry boat for real)!!!  Any John Wayne western.  Any Kirk Douglas western.  Evil Roy Slade!!!
     The "Sackett's" and any Selleck and/or Elliot movie.  Both "Support your Local" movies.
     Any Clint movie; but High Plains Drifter, The Unforgiven, and "Josey Wales" tied for Clint fave.
     Lonesome Dove.  Butch Cassidy.  The Wild Bunch.  Jeremiah Johnson.  Cat Ballou.
     2 movies I love but can't find:  McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Warren Beatty and Juliet Mills???) and
Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday (Lee Marvin and Oliver Reed gut bustingly funny)!!! 
     Two ain't westerns that are better than a lot of "real" westerns:  "Last Man Standing", and
"Bad Day at Black Rock".  "Bad Day" is one of the best movies I've ever seen.
      There's a bunch more I ain't got room for.  Funny, I'm not even into cowboy shooting; I'm just
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #82 on: March 03, 2007, 06:43:56 PM »
  1: Monte Walsh  -- Tom Selleck
  2: The Shootist  --  John Wayne 
  There is more with Tom Selleck ( The Sacketts) and others with John Wayne. Clint Eastwood is beter now than when he was young. ;D

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #83 on: March 05, 2007, 12:34:29 PM »
Can't pick just one...

Liberty Valence
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #84 on: March 22, 2007, 11:55:48 AM »
"Unforgiven" Is one of my favorites and "Open Range" too.
True, I also like John Wayne. But we need newer Westerns.

I have seen "Unforgiven" listed numerous times, my question is, which "Unforgiven"  the Clint Eastwood or the earlier one with Burt Lancaster, Audry Hepburn, and Audie Murphy?    My self I like the one with Burt and Audie best of the two.
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #85 on: March 22, 2007, 12:58:51 PM »
Gotta' go with Tombstone, then Silverado, Outlaw Jossie Whales top 3 in any order but also love the Eastwood spaghetti western  series, Trinity series, Jerimiah Johnson, everything John Wayne (Cowboys least of all), etc just to name a few. Non-movie series has to go to GUNSMOKE, hands down!
Heck come to think of it I like'em all except "Joe Kidd."
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #86 on: March 22, 2007, 02:39:36 PM »
Yep, "The Unforgiven w/ Bert& Audry seems to have been passed over, I especelly liked Bert's referance to the"pitiful small army" that helped them hold off the Indian attack.
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #87 on: March 22, 2007, 08:53:21 PM »
Gotta' go with Tombstone, then Silverado, Outlaw Jossie Whales top 3 in any order but also love the Eastwood spaghetti western  series, Trinity series, Jerimiah Johnson, everything John Wayne (Cowboys least of all), etc just to name a few. Non-movie series has to go to GUNSMOKE, hands down!
Heck come to think of it I like'em all except "Joe Kidd."
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #88 on: March 31, 2007, 01:20:29 PM »
The Missing , in its extended cut version, is my favorite Western. It's non traditional, and yet authentic. Plus all the actors are top notch.

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #89 on: May 27, 2007, 03:36:13 AM »
You know I may be the exception for my age (33) but I really like the 50's and 60's American westerns. I don't mind watching Spagetti westerns and own a few but the more I watch the old classics the more I like 'em. I watched the full How The West Was Won tonight on DVD and loved it! The lines down the screen didn't ruin it one bit, it was great. I am reading the Sackett books right now so a movie that follows a family is a shoe in to interest me but it's more then that. I just like the cleaner showing of the West and the bigger, more moral, heros shown in these movies. The "more realistic" (as far as movies go) Lonesome Dove or Unforgiven are still fun to watch but they don't bring the smile to my face that Rio Bravo or El Dorado does. Heck even Major Dundee was a treat, and it is far from a Ford western. I was even able to overlook the major historical (firearm and otherwise) issues of The Comancheros  (although you have to ask why they didn't just move it to after the Civil War?) and enjoy it, and that suprised me.

Well I don't have a favorite but any from that period are sure to put a smile on my face. I'm tempted to get one of the 1892s with a brass receiver just to emulate this era of westerns when I shoot B-Western....
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #90 on: May 27, 2007, 02:32:10 PM »
65bsa: It was Julie Christie as Mrs. Miller.
One movie was "the Unforgiven." The other was just plain "Unforgiven." For the life of me I can never remember which was which.

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #91 on: May 28, 2007, 10:08:13 AM »
“The Unforgiven” was with Burt Lancaster and Audrey Hepburn.  “Unforgiven” was the one with Clint Eastwood.
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #92 on: September 08, 2007, 02:11:37 AM »
I'm a huge Duke fan, but my favorite western is the 1957 3:10 to Yuma.  I really like the psychological interplay between Van Heflin and Glenn Ford.
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #93 on: September 08, 2007, 05:16:13 PM »

1. Open Range
2. Lonesome Dove
3. Unforgiven
4. Treasure of the Sierra Madre (semi western – great classic)
5. The Shootist
6. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
7. Monte Walsh
8. The Outlaw Josie Wales
9. Shane
10. Hombre

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #94 on: October 14, 2007, 11:15:25 AM »
Josey Wales and Pale Rider.  The Magnificent Seven (and if you all haven't seen "the Seven Samurai" you should.  It's pretty durn good, and it basically is a Western, except they are carrying swords instead of pistols.  Kurasawa said he was heavily influenced by John Ford and his westerns).  Conagher.  Crossfire Trail.  Almost anything starring Tom Selleck or Sam Elliott.  Tombstone was pretty good.  Two movies that I have the most fun watching are Quigley Down Under and Silverado.  Both of which I can watch over and over.

My new absolute favorite?  Well, I just watched "Broken Trail", and it was quite outstanding.  I was most impressed!  ;)
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #95 on: October 25, 2007, 12:09:01 PM »
I just looked over all ten pages of this thread and I am shocked.  SHOCKED. ;)

No one listed Dead Man, with Johnny Depp, Robert Mitchem, Billy Bob Thorton & Alfred Molina.

I didn't find it on the Least Favorite either. 8)

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #96 on: October 25, 2007, 01:13:10 PM »
yEAH, WELL THAT MOVIE WAS KINDA OFF BEAT !
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #97 on: October 25, 2007, 04:42:36 PM »
Since I posted my list, I was diggin' thru my movies and found one that surprisingly, no has listed; and yet, I feel it was one of the best studies of a changing time and the men caught in the middle.  Tommy Lee Jones both starred and made his directorial debut in The Good Old Boys.  It was a made for TV (don't remember which) and is only available on VHS, but worth the money to buy or rent.  I'm keeping my copy and getting a friend to convert it to DVD so I don't have to worry about tape stretch.  It's loosely based on the book of the same name by Elmer Kelton.  It's still available from Amazon.com.  Yep, I think if you like westerns, you should have THIS movie.
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« Reply #98 on: October 26, 2007, 05:05:34 PM »
The man portraying the Sheriff in "The Good Ol Boys" is Jaquian Jackson, a retired Texas Ranger.  He was also the idea behind Nick Nolte's Texas Ranger character in the movie "Extreme Prejudice" with Powers Booth.
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #99 on: November 09, 2007, 02:06:53 PM »
I would have to say that my favorite movie to date would have to be Open Range.  I sure did like that new version of 3:10 to Yuma though!

 

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