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Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:15 pm

Any recomendations ?

so far I have seen:

A Fistful of Dynamite
A Fistful of Dollars
For A Few Dollars More
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Hang em High
Pale Rider
Once Upon A Time In the West
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Quick and the Dead
Bandidas
Lucky Luke ( w Terence Hill )
 
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Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:25 pm

The Magnificient Seven
High Plains Drifter
The Man who shot liberty valance
Rio Bravo
 
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Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:59 pm

Blazing Saddles

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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:16 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Blazing Saddles

Certainly more fun to watch than any of the others!

Try also:

The Big Country (best theme of any western!)
High Noon
The Man from Laramie
True Grit
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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:17 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Blazing Saddles

Beat me to it! LOL

In that same vein:

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Support your local gunfighter
Support your local sherriff

I have seen Magnificent Seven and Rio Bravo and they are okay. I am not much for Westerns, so that is saying something.
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Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:30 pm

The Sons of Katie Elder
Gunman's Walk
Chisum
Big Jake

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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:44 pm

Thanx everyone for your replies

So far, my favourite is Once Upon A Time In the West. Great movie by Sergio Leone.
 
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Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:04 pm

Gawd ........ how can you not have "Unforgiven" in that listing?
 
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Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:55 pm

The Wild Bunch has to be in the top 10
oh and dont forget Westworld, although not techinically a western its based on a western situation.
 
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Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:17 pm

The Searchers
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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:45 am

Quoting windy95 (Reply 1):
Rio Bravo

One of the best.

Others:
"My Name Is Nobody"
"100 Rifles"
"Gunfight At The O.K. Corral"
"Hour Of The Gun"
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Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:04 am

"Unforgiven".....

Mr. Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman,

Amazing movie, period.
 
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Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:12 am

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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:25 am

Ummm, the best western Epic Films I've ever seen is: "Lonesome Dove"

It's something like 10 hours long, but it's just so good. I recommend it if you have the time to watch it.

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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:31 am

Some not mentioned yet:

Stagecoach
Treasure of Sierra Madre
One-Eyed Jacks
Nevada Smith
Winchester 97
Big Hand for a Little Lady
 
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Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:27 am

The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood)
Unforgiven
Young Guns
Young Guns II
Last of the Dogmen (kind of a modern day western)
 
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Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:29 am

I, Tom Horn. One of Steve McQueen's last movies.
 
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Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:03 am

"Tombstone", Hands down.
Kurk Russell, Val Kilmer and Sam Elliott. The best western movie ever.
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Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:10 am

[quote=Confuscius,reply=12] I about fell over when I saw that.
  
 
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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:44 pm

I really liked the modern version of 3:10 to Yuma--although I didn't see the original.
 
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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:19 pm

Quoting windy95 (Reply 1):
The Man who shot liberty valance

second this one
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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:57 pm

The man who shot Libery Valance with John Wayne.

Stage Coach with John Wayne

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre with Humphrey Bogart

High Noon with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly RIP Princess of Monaco - my top favourite on the list

The Wild Bunch with William Holden and Ernest Borgnine

Rio Grande with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara
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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:00 pm

Quoting windy95 (Reply 1):
The Man who shot liberty valance

IMHO, absolutely the best Western ever. Great original story by Dorothy Johnson, great screenplay great cast:

John Wayne
James Stewart
Vera myles
Edmund O'Brien
Andy Devine
Lee Marvin
John Carradine
Woody Stode
Strother Martin

Also had a terrific theme song (lyrics: Burt Bacharach, sung by Gene Pitney) that ironically was not used in the original release of the movie itself. Lyrics: http://www.lyricsdepot.com/gene-pitn.../man-who-shot-liberty-valance.html
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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:13 pm

Quoting Illini_152 (Reply 9):
The Searchers

My all time favorite western movie. I never get tired of it. I have been watching it since I was about 10 and I still love it!

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 13):
Ummm, the best western Epic Films I've ever seen is: "Lonesome Dove"

I like to watch it once every couple of years or so.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Blazing Saddles

Always a good choice when you need a godo laugh!

Quoting seb146 (Reply 4):
Magnificent Seven

My second favorite western film!

I also like "Big Jake" (1971), which is interesting because it takes place in 1909, long after what most would consider the "wild west" was over. However things were still a bit different in the southwest.

I like "Eldorado" (1966) too, it isn't the bast film ever, but I still enjoy it.

"Sergeant Rutledge" (1960) is a fantasic film too. It has a lot of the same people that are in all the John Ford films with the exception of John Wayne.
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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:19 pm

Quoting kEvInL1011 (Reply 17):
Tombstone", Hands down.
Kurk Russell, Val Kilmer and Sam Elliott. The best western movie ever.

Definitely one of the best. Val Kilmer should have gotten an Oscar

Quoting airplaneguy (Reply 11):
"Unforgiven".....

Mr. Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman,

Amazing movie, period.

Yeah, I'll second that one. The "good guys" weren't all that good and the "bad guy" was a sheriff actually just trying to do his job. Lots of shades of grey in this one, not the same old plot. Probably my favorite western of all time and in my top five regardless of genre
 
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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:33 pm

All Sergio Leone or Sam Pacinpah Westerns are great. Don´t care too much for newer western except for The Outlaw Josey Wales (awesome movie) Unforgiven and Tombstone
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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:49 pm

Some others,part 2:

Last Train From Gun Hill(Kirk Douglas,Anthony Quinn)
Death Rides A Horse(Lee Van Cleef)
Cowboy(Jack Lemmon,Glenn Ford)
Mask Of Zorro(Zeta-Jones,Banderas)
Rio Lobo (John Wayne)
Man Call Sledge(James Garner)
Shanghai Noon(Chan,Owens)

[Edited 2010-11-10 12:52:57]
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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:56 pm

In addition to the many great Westerns already listed, I'll add just one- Little Big Man. Aside from being a vision of the "Old West" that's probably much closer to the way things really were than is seen in most Western films, it's worth watching just to see Richard Mulligan's portrayal of General George Armstrong Custer alone.
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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:07 am

Quoting kaitak (Reply 3):
True Grit

Amazingly a remake of that classic is about to be released with Jeff Bridges playing Rooster Cogburn.

Quoting PSA53 (Reply 10):
"100 Rifles"

Ah Raquel.....don't forget her other western, Bandoleros.
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Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:07 am

McKenna's Gold, starring the late, great Gregory Peck!
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RE: Great Westerns - Any Recomendations?

Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:43 pm

Quoting dxing (Reply 28):
Quoting PSA53 (Reply 10):
"100 Rifles"

Bandoleros.

Yes.What a great pair of movies.   

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