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Favorite Western?

I really like a good western. From the old to the new. If done well, it could be a great damn picture.

I just finished Tombstone and damn if thatís not entertainment.

But, I think my all time fav, though havenít watched in forever is The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. That just blew me away. It was style, it was amazing. Clint really had a flare, but the entire 3 hour affair is truly a masterpiece of cinema.
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Re: Favorite Western?

Not a big western fan like my dad so I'll say Back to the Future III.
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Re: Favorite Western?

Thatís not bad. Wouldnít have pegged as a Western, but I guess it would be considered like a sci-fi Western.
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Re: Favorite Western?

Originally Posted by OldBoy
Thatís not bad. Wouldnít have pegged as a Western, but I guess it would be considered like a sci-fi Western.
Oh so a movie isn't allowed to be more than one genre? No rom-coms? No horror-comedy? That's very narrow minded. It was never stated as such in the OP.
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Re: Favorite Western?

The older Iíve gotten, the more Iíve learned to enjoy westerns.

Tombstone is entertaining as all hell. Itís also got a lot of great lines. I always seem to catch a different great line of dialogue with every re-watch.

Unforgiven is probably the BEST western Iíve ever seen. Itís just masterful from beginning to end. Add in its place along the timeline of Eastwood westerns and itís just that much more iconic.

Second best would go to Open Range. It feels like the most realistic western out there. It feels totally authentic from beginning to end.

As a kid, I used to love Silverado. Iím not sure it still holds up quite as well now but itís still a fun movie.

I much prefer Eastwood westerns over John Wayne westerns. To me, there just arenít that many enjoyable Wayne westerns. He always comes off like an asshole in his movies.
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Re: Favorite Western?

All time fave Western?... "Seven Samurai"

I LOVE "Modern" Westerns:
Tombstone
Wyatt Earp
Unforgiven
Appaloosa
The Salvation
Seraphim Falls
True Grit 70's
True Grit Remake
3:10 to Yuma 50's
3:10 to Yuma Remake
The Harder They Fall
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Re: Favorite Western?

Recently, The Harder They Fall blew me away. Seen twice already.
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Re: Favorite Western?

Originally Posted by TomOpus
Oh so a movie isn't allowed to be more than one genre? No rom-coms? No horror-comedy? That's very narrow minded. It was never stated as such in the OP.
are you serious? I was agreeing with you. How was that not clear?
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Re: Favorite Western?

The Proposition with Guy Pearce was great. Loved Seraphim Falls (one that hardly gets mentioned) and Silverado. Another fav of mine is The Wild Bunch and more recent 3:10 to Yuma. With Bale and Crowe.

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Re: Favorite Western?

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Re: Favorite Western?

Originally Posted by Giantrobo
All time fave Western?... "Seven Samurai"

I LOVE "Modern" Westerns:
Tombstone
Wyatt Earp
Unforgiven
Appaloosa
The Salvation
Seraphim Falls
True Grit 70's
True Grit Remake
3:10 to Yuma 50's
3:10 to Yuma Remake
The Harder They Fall
These are all awesome movies! I havenít seen The Salvation yet though.
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Re: Favorite Western?

The Good The Bad And The Ugly (Theatrical Cut)
Once Upon A Time In The West
The Wild Bunch
High Plains Drifter
Outlaw Josey Wales
Unforgiven
A Fistful Of Dollars
For A Few Dollars More

The standards.
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Re: Favorite Western?

Unforgiven.

But a close second is Rio Bravo. See it for the outstanding performance by Dean Martin.
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Re: Favorite Western?

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
These are all awesome movies! I havenít seen The Salvation yet though.
The Salvation with Mads Mikkelsen is a great one too. Love him.
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Re: Favorite Western?

Appaloosa
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Re: Favorite Western?

My favorite western is a TV series ...




Movie-wise (Deadwood: The Movie notwithstanding) I'd have to go with Tombstone, Unforgiven, Desperado, The Quick And The Dead, and Three Amigos.
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Re: Favorite Western?

Thereís a pretty fantastic limited series called Godless. Itís on Netflix if anyone wants to check it out.
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Godless is fucking fantastic.
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Re: Favorite Western?

I feel like we did this already not that long ago, but no matter. I need to balance the thread out with some pre-60's picks:

Stagecoach
Wagon Master
Man of the West
Winchester '73
The Gunfighter
The Tall T
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Re: Favorite Western?

Like most of Clint Eastwood Westerns.

John Ford, Henry Fonda, and James Stewart made and stared in some of my favorites.
Some of my favorites.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

The Ox-Bow Incident (1942)

My Darling Clementine (1946)

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Stagecoach (1939)

The Searchers (1956)


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Bone Tomahawk
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Re: Favorite Western?

I like westerns a lot. My favorite is the Ballad Of Cable Hogue
Followed by :
Once Upon A Time In The West
Rio Bravo
The Great Silence
Django
the Wild Bunch
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Hateful Eight

Iíll stop there, but thereís plenty more I watch yearly.
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Re: Favorite Western?

Uh, I love westerns.

Open Range by a mile.

I never really connected with Unforgiven for some reason.

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