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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2006, 01:01:10 pm »
My favorite Western Movie is "High Noon" with Cary Cooper. I've seen this movie in 1958 on TV and a couple of years back I've found it in a Music/Video shop. Next all the movies with Clint Eastwood, "Open Range"; Once Upon a Time and Texas Rangers.
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #51 on: January 31, 2006, 06:24:20 pm »
Mc Clintock is my number one favorite, the Shootist, Quigley, Tombstone, The Quick & The Dead, crossfire Trail, too many to list after my favorite one...
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #52 on: February 01, 2006, 07:33:13 am »
Movie: The Cowboys
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #53 on: February 05, 2006, 07:47:19 pm »
my favorites?!!!!

THE COWBOYS - John Wayne...phenomenal movie....absolute classic...PERIOD...End of discussion on this one!!!! Dont even argue with me on this one or I will shoot your testicles off!!!And if you dont get misty eyed when John Wayne dies in this movie, then your powder is too wet and you should just stay home and watch 'Desperate Houswives' with your woman.

EL DORADO - John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan
This is a "remake" ( or sorts) of one of John Wayne's older movies "Rio Bravo"...this is just a great basic western

I always quote the entire poem from El Dorado. It is actually Edgar Allen Poe who wrote it...here is a piece of the poem that "Mississippi" (James Caan) recites...

"When at last his strength, failed him at length, he came across a pilgrim shadow
Shadow, said he...where could it be, this land called El Dorado?
Over the mountains and the moon
Down the valley of the shadow
Ride, Boley ride, the shade replied
In search of El Dorado"


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OUTLAW JOSEY WALES Of course....if you didnt mention this movie, then you just plain suck at picking westerns! LOL

TOM HORN with Steve McQueen.....should be on everyone's list!!!!

SILVERADO - I know, I know...not authentic and campy but I love it anyway...love the sound of those Henry Rifles in the movie

QUICK AND THE DEAD - The original, NOT the piece of crap with Sharon Stone in it...Kate Capshaw is one CURVACEOUS woman in this movie....OMG!!!!

THE SACKETTS!!!! back in the days of the old HBO westerns...classic with the same bunch of actors who paried up for The Shaodw Riders.

THE LONG RIDERS!!!  A lot of you younger guys probably have never heard of this one....this should rate close to the very top....dont watch it on tv...rent the DVD and see the entire movie...

OPEN RANGE with Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall

LONESOME DOVE  a classic as well......

MY NAME IS NOBODY Terrence Hill and Henry Fonda...jsut plain spaghetti western fun.

LAST TRAIN TO GUNHILL Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn

IN PURSUIT OF HONOR with Don Johnson...retelling of a true story of U.S. Cavalry who, after being replaced by the new mechanized infantry, are ordered to take 400 cavalry remounts down to Mexico where they will be slaughtered since they are no longer needed. Johnson and others decide to save the horse and drive the herd north to Canada with the mechanized infantry giving chase...HBO movie...not bad....love the story

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN the original...not the sequel and certainly not the tv series....

THE SEARCHERS

THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER

You know, a lot of the modern 'westerns' just dont cut it for me much...I DO appreciate Tom Selleck trying hard to stay with authentic period guns and clothing and making decent westerns. Monty Walsh remake was great. He is a good horseman.

I used to love all the Spaghetti westerns......

Of course, to tell the truth, any John Wayne movie....

Anyone remember "Gunfight"....or was it "Gunfighter" ...with Johnny Cash?

I do like the old "Support Your Local Sherrif / Gunfighter" movies....almost all of Henry Fonda movies.....I loved all the light humor classic westerns of my youth....

Hey, does "Dances With Wolves" count?! How about "Windwalker" and "Winterhawk"? "The Mountain Men" or "Jeremiah Johnson"....?

I love Dances With Wolves (although not a 'western').....since I am a Native Maerican history major and, at 43 years of age, have been learning the  Lakota dialect of the Sioux language.






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When at last his strength, failed him at length, he came across a pilgrim shadow
Shadow, said he...where could it be, this land called El Dorado?
Over the mountains and the moon
Down the valley of the shadow
Ride, Boley ride, the shade replied
In search of El Dorado"

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2006, 07:34:58 pm »
Hombre with Paul Newman is one of my favorites. It's no great shakes as an epic western, but when it stands against the other run-of-the-mill western flicks of the day, it's a star. The budget isn't super, but the story is breathtaking and the acting, at times, superb, especially on Newman's part. The main thing you must remember with this one is to take a step back from mindless viewer to looking at how you could see real people act and talk in such a situation. The fact that the dialogue is often dry is a testimony to the fact that it was written with real people, not characters, in mind. The memorable lines are not so because of some pop-culture appeal, or because they sound neat, like "Do you feel lucky, punk?", but they are memorable because they are flat-out real. A highly recommended film.

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #55 on: February 19, 2006, 08:45:27 pm »
More and more, my favorite westerns are turning out to be classic John Wayne movies.  Love Rio Bravo and just watched the War Wagon again and really like that.  The difference between today's westerns and the Duke's films?  Today's westerns, many of them, seem to take a revisionist approach, capturing the West as dirty and perverted to some degree.  The Duke's westerns captured the "better times" of the West, drinking, sitting by a campfire, comaraderie, etc.  The real Old West must have been beautiful.

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2006, 09:27:31 am »
to me when you talk about John Wayne Westerns, then the best of them was his last, "The Shootist, with "The Cowboys" right behind..or maybe tied with it. 

Then "Lonesome Dove" followed by "Tombstone", Sellecks "Crossfire Trail"  "Quigley Down Under," and "Monte Walsh"

And the comedic Westerns, "Cat Ballou" "Support Your Local Sheriff" and one that hasn't been mentioned "The Villian" with Kirk Douglas, Ann-Margret (handing over her luggage in a low cut dress, leaning over them and purring..."Could you take a hold of these, please?") It's a real slapstick "Road Runner vs Coyote" type movie, but still pretty funny.

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2006, 09:13:09 pm »
Let's get a sort of poll going here on your favorite Western.  I personally lean toward the comedy westerns. " How the West was Fun".  Among them are:  "Evil Roy Slade",  "Rustlers Rhapsody", "The Hallelujah Trail", "The Cheyenne Social Club", "Support Your Local Gunfighter", "Support your Local Sheriff"and "Waterhole #3".  I never saw a John Wayne movie I didn't like.  I have to be honest.  I didn't care all that much about the Clint Eastwood Speghetti Westerns.  They was somewhat close to reality, but they just didn't grab me like other Westerns have done.  Of course, the old Roy, Gene and Hoppy classics have always been favorites.  I grew up with those! 

So lets have it here!  What is/was your favorite Western?

A modern favorite of mine is  Tombstone starring Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, and Sam Elliott.  Enjoyed that thoroughly.

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #58 on: February 28, 2006, 11:30:46 am »
See my list of "ten Favorite Western movies and you'll have my answer to this poll.
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #59 on: March 08, 2006, 05:42:15 pm »
I am wild about Tombstone.  As for others I like, the Magnificent Seven, John Wayne's later movies,
Pale Rider, and I also like the Sci Fi West World.

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #60 on: March 10, 2006, 07:21:54 pm »
The Man from Snowy River is pretty good, too.

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #61 on: June 12, 2006, 11:12:58 pm »
Hmmm...."Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" Oh wait that ain't a western
The Cowboys
Blazin Saddles
McClintock
Winchester 73
Silverado
Dances with wolves ( More for the scenes , music, cinematography)
And for some reason Dark Command, guess I find that scene before Cantrell raids the town and the judge gets up and flips the lights on. Watch it, you'll see. I do get sick of hearing about Texas though.
Sorry, but all in all I like hokie, comical, inaccurate westerns best. Too much seriousness in my life to critique everything or to watch drama. Just like the action.
Any John Wayne or  about any b budget western. Bronson and Eastwood ok but a far cry from the Duke. His only equal is Jimmy Stewart.
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2006, 02:53:26 am »
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  winchester 73
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 any john ford western
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #63 on: June 14, 2006, 08:41:25 am »
I like Duke of course, Jimmy Stewart is great, Gary Cooper, Gregory Peck, Eastwood, Randolph Scott. I also like Tommy Lee Jones, he was supurb as Woodrow Call, and good in Missing, The last one I've seen starring him is s-l-o-w, the primise is good in 'the Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada' but the story drags and drags and d----ags-----
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #64 on: June 14, 2006, 01:24:28 pm »
Tom Horn - Linda Evans in the water
Big Jake - Richard Boone as Fein, played the most ruthless character of any movie (not just Westerns)
Searchers - Ol Mose sure was crazy


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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #65 on: June 14, 2006, 01:47:10 pm »
In the late 70's or early 80's there was a movie in the theaters based on The Lone Ranger T.V. series.  I don't remember what the movie was titled or who starred in it.  That was pretty good since I had grown up on The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy.

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #66 on: June 14, 2006, 03:46:35 pm »
In the late 70's or early 80's there was a movie in the theaters based on The Lone Ranger T.V. series.  I don't remember what the movie was titled or who starred in it.  That was pretty good since I had grown up on The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy.
I believe it was titled "The Legend of the Lone Ranger" ??? it had to be in the early or mid eighties because my son was old enough then to apprecate it just as I was in the fifties to enjoy the T.V. series. ;D
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #67 on: July 24, 2006, 07:11:36 pm »
1. Lonesome Dove
2. Unforgiven
3. True Grit
4. Tombstone
5. The Shootist
6. The Man Who Shot Liberity Vance
7. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
8. Big Country (I think it is the title with Gregory Peck)
9. Long Riders
10. Silverado
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #68 on: July 31, 2006, 12:20:36 pm »
I'm a little late to this here hoe down, but I'll put my two bits worth in anyway.  I know it ain't authentic, but I haven't seen anybody mention "The Balad of Cable Hogue" with Jason Robards.  Great movie, and Stella Stevens (showin my age here) ain't bad neither.  Love the line in there where somebody tells Robard's character "Vengence is mine, sayeth the Lord".  He replies "Thats fine with me.  Long as he don't take too long and I get to watch."  Hell, who ain't felt like that at one time or another.

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #69 on: July 31, 2006, 02:05:52 pm »
To put movie titles down would be way to long of a list for me.  So, I will just put down my favorite actors in westerns and some of my favorite movies by them.

1) John Wayne (Rio Lobo, Chisum)
2) Jimmy Stewart (The Man from Laramie, Bend in the River, The Man who Shot Liberty Valence)
3) Glen Ford (Cowboy, The Fastest Gun Alive)
4) Gary Cooper (High Noon)
5) Audie Murphy (The Quick Gun, No Name on the Bullet)
6) Sam Elliott (Tombstone, The Shadow Riders)
7) Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven, The Outlow Josey Wales)

This is just a short list.  I pretty much haven't seen a western movie that I didn't like.  There are many other actors and movies that I didn't list here

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #70 on: August 28, 2006, 10:17:07 pm »
Most underrated Western with great performances (Harry Dean Stanton, Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson) is the bizarre & slightly psycho "Missouri Breaks" ("He shot my dog 'cause he caught him puttin' his tongue on a pat of butter.  I wanted to put a bullet in his brain-pan.")

"Tom Horn" is the Steve McQueen movie.

"Unforgiven" - has it all.

"The Long Riders" - just plain cool.

"The Grey Fox" - with Richard Farnsworth ranks up there with "The Shootist" as a man-out-of-his-time theme piece.

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #71 on: September 20, 2006, 05:48:03 am »
Tombstone & Quigley.
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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #72 on: October 19, 2006, 08:05:38 pm »
This is a tough one.  I can't think of one that is my absolute favorite.  There are too many that I like a lot.

But here is a partial list in no particular order.

Open Range(watching it right now on the tv)
Tombstone(like it seems everybody else I like Kilmer's Doc)
The Mountain Men("Never been lost.  Fearsome confused for a month or two, but never lost.")
Outlaw Josey Wales
Support Your Local Sheriff
McClintock
Big Jake
Rio Lobo
Quigley Down Under
The Long Riders(especially the period music throughout the movie.)
And thanks to the Westerns Channel I've been introduced to Hopalong Cassidy.  I'm too young to have seen those movies in their heyday, but now with DVD's I can watch them any time I want to.  I love those Hoppy movies.

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #73 on: November 24, 2006, 11:37:07 am »
                 Tombstone, Quigley, Frisco Kid with Harrison Ford and Gene Wilder, Pale Riider, Blazing Saddles, and, If they're right for the category, The Alamo (John Wayne's, haven't seen the newest one) and Jeremiah Johnson.

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Re: What's your favorite Western?
« Reply #74 on: January 05, 2007, 09:44:06 am »
Here goe's...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Outlaw Josie Wales
For a Few Dollars More
True Grit
High plains drifter
Tombstone
Wyatt Earp
The Unforgiven
Open Range
Blazing Saddles
...One more that probably only I consider a western...
Last Man Standing. (here it comes) ::)
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