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Old 01-15-04, 09:30 PM
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New to the western genre and needs recommendations!

I would like to see more westerns! Good ones, too! Any suggestions from someone who has only seen Once Upon A Time in the West and A Fistful of Dollars? I loved them both, by the way.
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actually i haven't seen either of those two but here are some favs of mine:

red river
stagecoach
the searchers
high noon
tombstone
the man who shot liberty valance
fort apache
el dorado
she wore a yellow ribbon

i've got lots more but those are a start.
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Wild Bunch
Rio Bravo
Open Range
Once Upon a Time in the West
Old 01-15-04, 10:05 PM
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Open Range
on dvd this tuesday.

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Old 01-15-04, 10:25 PM
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From the spagetti side of things(Italian/Spainish)

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
For a Few Dollars more
My Name is Nobody
Trinity is Still My Name(not the greatest thing ever, but never more than 5 bucks)
Django(the original Spagetti Western)

Hollywood/American Westerns

The Ox-Bow Incident
3 Godfathers
Rio Bravo
The Searchers
Pale Rider
High Noon
The Wild Bunch
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Winchester 73
Firecreek(the only Western pairing Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart)
Bonnie and Clyde(sort of a Western, definate outlaw themes)
Silverado(only after you've seen a few)
Unforgiven(only after you've seen at least the Man with No Name trilogy and another Eastwood Western)
Dances With Wolves(by no means a traditional western but it does take place goregeously photographed sprawling plains)
Easy Rider(the original "modern western")

I've heard good things but haven't seen yet(they are on my list):
Stagecoach
Red River
El Dorado
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
How the West Was Won(I'm told not the greatest narrative, but a unique experimental shooting style was attempted with 3 projectors and the Duke and Jimmy Stewart are in it.)
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Tombstone
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
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Thanks! I'll definitely check a lot of these out, and I am for sure picking up Open Range on Tuesday!
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Westerns are probably my favorite genre lately. Here are my top 20:

1. Once Upon a Time in the West
2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
3. The Wild Bunch
4. Stagecoach
5. Fistful of Dynamite
6. 3:10 to Yuma
7. The Searchers
8. For a Few Dollars More
9. High Noon
10. The Far Country
11. True Grit
12. They Died with Their Boots On
13. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
14. The Man from Laramie
15. A Fistful of Dollars
16. Virginia City
17. Vera Cruz
18. The Tin Star
19. Death Rides a Horse
20. The Professionals
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You most definitely cannot forget MY DARLING CLEMENTINE.
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The Wild Wild West!
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Originally posted by The Nature Boy
Trinity is Still My Name
They Call Me Trinity should be seen first. Terence Hill does such a great job!
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welcome to the forum....if you tried a search you would have found many threads on this very topic.....here's a couple you might want to peruse.....enjoy.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...ght=western%2A

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...ght=western%2A

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...ght=western%2A


And fwiw: My absolute favorite Western is McCabe and Mrs. Miller.
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Originally posted by The Nature Boy
Firecreek(the only Western pairing Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart)
Not quite the only one.

The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly is my personal favorite.
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My top 5:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Once upon a time in the west
The Searchers
The Wild Bunch
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More John Wayne films:

McClintock
The Shootist
Big Jake
The Cowboys
Chisum
Sons of Katie Elder

and some others:

The Magnificent Seven (Steve McQueen, Yul Brenner, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, etc...)
Blazing Saddles (a Mel Brooks' film)
Young Guns (Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, etc...)
Lonesome Dove (Miniseries w/ Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones)
The Man From Snowy River (Australian film w/ Kirk Douglas)
Jeremiah Johnson (Robert Redford)
High Plains Drifter (Clint Eastwood)
Hang 'Em High (Clint Eastwood)
Quiqley Down Under (Tom Selleck, Alan Rickman - set in Australia)

Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones' The Missing comes out in the next month or two.
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Originally posted by Dimension X
Not quite the only one.

The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
WHOA! Thanks for the education, I'd never heard of that but will definatley check it out! So would this be the only two MOVIES, not just westerns, they did together?
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid One of my faves!

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No love for more modern fair ala Tombstone or Maverick?
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another vote for the wild bunch

personally, I think that tombstone is pretty cool western too
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Shane is the greatest western of all time IMO.
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Originally posted by The Nature Boy
WHOA! Thanks for the education, I'd never heard of that but will definatley check it out! So would this be the only two MOVIES, not just westerns, they did together?
Though I don't recall their sharing any scenes together, Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart were both in How the West Was Won (1962). They also appeared together in On Our Merry Way (1948). Both films are available on DVD.

Originally posted by ToddSm66
Here are my top 20:
12. They Died with Their Boots On
You sir are a very wise man!
Not only is "They Died with Their Boots On" one of my favorite Westerns it is also one of my Top 10 Favorite Films of All-time. Glad to see someone else enjoys it as well.

As far as some more suggestions:
Costner's "Wyatt Earp" always seems to be overlooked as far as modern Westerns go (the film not yet being released on DVD no doubt contributes to this).

As far as classic Westerns go, maybe:
The Big Country (Gregory Peck & Charlton Heston)
The Last Train from Gun Hill (Kirk Douglas & Anthony Quinn)
Warlock (Quinn, Fonda, Richard Widmark)
Ride the High Country (Joel McCrea & Randolph Scott)
Western Union (Randolph Scott & Robert Young)
Major Dundee (Heston & Richard Harris)
The Unforgiven (Burt Lancaster, Audie Murphy, Audrey Hepburn)
Ulzana's Raid (Burt Lancaster)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (Lancaster & Douglas)
Day of the Evil Gun (Glenn Ford)
The Alamo (Wayne, Widmark, Laurence Harvey)
Yellow Sky (Peck & Widmark)
Will Penny (Charlton Heston)
Duel in the Sun (Peck, Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones)
Jesse James (Tyrone Power & Henry Fonda)
Bend of the River (Jimmy Stewart)
Naked Spur (Jimmy Stewart)
Night Passage (Stewart & Audie Murphy)
The Law & Jake Wade (Robert Taylor & Widmark)
Sergeant Rutledge (Jeffrey Hunter & Woody Strode)
Rio Conchos (Richard Boone)
any of the approx. 6 Randolph Scott/Budd Boetticher Westerns
Duel at Diablo (James Garner & Sidney Poitier)
Hour of the Gun (Garner, Robert Ryan, Jason Robards)
100 Rifles (Jim Brown, Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch)
El Condor (Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef)
Shalako (Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot)
etc., etc., and etc.

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Just want to show some more love to my favorites of the "classics": Stagecoach and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. The Ford/Wayne combination is clearly my favorite.

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The Quick and the Dead--the one with Gene Hackman and Sharon Stone--was better than I expected. Viewed as a send-up of many of the western cliches, it's pretty entertaining and stylishly made.
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Originally posted by flixtime
Though I don't recall their sharing any scenes together, Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart were both in How the West Was Won (1962).
Yep, they appear in different stories within the film, so I didn't think it qualified as a "pairing."
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Once Upon a Time in the West
Man with No Name Trilogy
Yojimbo
Sanjuro
Unforgiven
Searchers

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