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Best Western on film

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Saturday, December 6, 2008 2:25 PM

WHOZIT


This is as you know is "True Grit", followed by "The Shootist" then "The Outlaw Josey Wales"

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Saturday, December 6, 2008 2:37 PM

CHRISISALL


My favourite western is Westworld, however, that's probably more properly classified as sci-fi, so with that out, it's either The Quick & The Dead, or High Plains Drifter.


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Saturday, December 6, 2008 2:40 PM

MANWITHPEZ

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I'm torn here...But, I'm going to have to go with "Red River" with John Wayne and Montgomery Clift.

Of course, TGTBATU is in there, along with "The Fastest Gun Alive", "Tombstone", "3:10 to Yuma" (Remake), "True Grit", "Fort Apache", "Hang em High", and parts of "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" mostly the scenes with Wayne in them however. Ford let the ropes up a little on that one to ill effect, I think.



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Saturday, December 6, 2008 2:41 PM

OPPYH


The Unforgiven

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Saturday, December 6, 2008 2:42 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by manwithpez:
"3:10 to Yuma" (Remake)

I haven't seen that one- great, I take it?

Quick & The Dead has the same star...


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Saturday, December 6, 2008 2:46 PM

THATWEIRDGIRL


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by manwithpez:
"3:10 to Yuma" (Remake)

I haven't seen that one- great, I take it?


I like it!

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Saturday, December 6, 2008 2:53 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by OPPYH:
The Unforgiven

Eastwood & Hackman- you can't possibly go wrong.
They are two stars of my other choices...heh heh.


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Saturday, December 6, 2008 2:54 PM

CHRISISALL


Also, The Searchers and Nevada Smith come to mind.


The follow-up Chrisisall

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Saturday, December 6, 2008 3:02 PM

DRU


I liked Cat Ballou.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008 3:44 PM

ECGORDON

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Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by manwithpez:
"3:10 to Yuma" (Remake)

I haven't seen that one- great, I take it?


If it hadn't been for the abysmally idiotic last twenty minutes I might put that one on the list, but...

As for my favorite, not sure it qualifies because it was not set in the old west but was contemporaneous with the time it was filmed (1962) - Lonely Are The Brave with Kirk Douglas.



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Saturday, December 6, 2008 7:18 PM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


oh my, so many to choose from.

The Magnificent Seven, the original film.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Stagecoach , the original with John Wayne
Blazing Saddles.

That'll do for a short list.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008 7:47 PM

KWICKO

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My top 5, in order of preference:

1) The Outlaw Josey Wales
2) Little Big Man
3) Jeremiah Johnson
4) Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
5) Shane




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Saturday, December 6, 2008 8:08 PM

SINGATE


While I can't say it's my all time favorite I'll toss Silverado into the mix because no one else has mentioned it. Great cast and the movie transitions from silly to deadly serious as well as any film I've ever seen.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008 5:20 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:

If it hadn't been for the abysmally idiotic last twenty minutes

Feel-good Hollywood-time?


The guessing Chrisisall

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Sunday, December 7, 2008 6:06 AM

PIZMOBEACH

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Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:

If it hadn't been for the abysmally idiotic last twenty minutes

Feel-good Hollywood-time?


The guessing Chrisisall



Have to agree with EC, and don't forget that little part with... ya know... Wash/Tudyk....

1. Little Big Man - big sweeping movie that was more human and honest about the tragedies of our history than most westerns up to that point. And it still had plenty of humor.



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Sunday, December 7, 2008 6:18 AM

NCBROWNCOAT


Absolutely too many great movies to mention so I'll go with all of the above.

BTW Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was on the History channel last night in HD...awesome.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008 6:26 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by singate:
While I can't say it's my all time favorite I'll toss Silverado into the mix because no one else has mentioned it.

Haven't seen that since it was in the theatre, I remember it being a hoot.


The goot olt days Chrisisall

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Sunday, December 7, 2008 6:53 AM

WHOZIT


Quote:

Originally posted by pizmobeach:
Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:

If it hadn't been for the abysmally idiotic last twenty minutes

Feel-good Hollywood-time?


The guessing Chrisisall



Have to agree with EC, and don't forget that little part with... ya know... Wash/Tudyk....

1. Little Big Man - big sweeping movie that was more human and honest about the tragedies of our history than most westerns up to that point. And it still had plenty of humor.



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Sunday, December 7, 2008 7:00 AM

ECGORDON

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Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:

If it hadn't been for the abysmally idiotic last twenty minutes

Feel-good Hollywood-time?


No, the original would qualify for that description but the remake's ending was just stupid.



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Sunday, December 7, 2008 9:55 AM

NCBROWNCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by singate:
While I can't say it's my all time favorite I'll toss Silverado into the mix because no one else has mentioned it.

Haven't seen that since it was in the theatre, I remember it being a hoot.


The goot olt days Chrisisall



Very good movie and it launched Kevin Costner's career after being totally cut out of "The Big Chill".

I love it as he backs out of the saloon door (on a corner)and gets the bad guys, one on each side of the building.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008 11:55 AM

CHRISISALL


Does Back To The Future 3 count as a western?

If so, then actually THAT'S my favourite.


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Sunday, December 7, 2008 2:20 PM

MACBAKER


HELLO??? Best Western on Film? That's easy........

......Serenity! DUH!

I'd given some thought to movin' off the edge -- not an ideal location -- thinkin' a place in the middle.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008 8:10 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I'd go with Magnificent 7, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Wild Bunch, Pale Rider, High Plains Drifter, Open Range. Unforgiven was OK.
Rio Lobo and Sons of Katie Elder would be before Shootist for me.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008 9:22 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Some good choices by all....here go my picks and thanks for reminding me of some long-forgotten great movies:

1. Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid
2. Unforgiven
3. Wild Bunch
4. Lil' Big Man
5. Jeremiah Johnson
6. True Grit (it has one of the best lines any western can have "Fill your hands, you son of a bitch")
7. Pale Rider
8. Shane
9. The Outlaw Josey Wales
10. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
11. The Searchers
12. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon


Tawabawho?

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Sunday, December 7, 2008 10:02 PM

OVERABUNDANCE


My short list includes:

1. Tombstone
2. Unforgiven
3. Young Guns
4. Wild Wild West
5. 3:10 to Yuma

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Monday, December 8, 2008 7:41 AM

RIVERLOVE


1. Tombstone
2. Outlaw Josie Wales
3. Quick and the Dead
4. Dances With Wolves
5. Little Big Man.....and as some have said this movie is just a lot of fun. Lots of comedy and dark humor, a re-telling of the old west, from a point of view that is sympathetic to the Indians.


Also like :

How The West Was Won
Blazing Saddles
Shane
The Comancheros
John Ford Trilogy
Northwest Passage


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Monday, December 8, 2008 8:05 AM

NVGHOSTRIDER


So many great movies. Some of my favorite movies of all time have been included but here are a few I love just as much:

The Wild Bunch

Red Sun

The Professionals

An American Tale: Fivel Goes West

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Monday, December 8, 2008 9:13 AM

STORYMARK


Never been a huge fan of the genre, so there are many I haven't seen. Amongst those I have seen, the best were:

The Outlaw Josey Wales
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Silverado
Unforgiven
Open Range

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008 7:50 PM

BORIS


True Grit...the Sons of Katie Elder...High Noon, The Magnificent Seven....God I love Westerns.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008 11:16 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


The one I was forgetting was Joe Kidd, but I also didn't mention High Plains Drifter.

Although I thoroughly enjoy Dances with Wolves, never considered it a western.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:31 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Here's a list of some Westerns I dig (all are originals):

- The Searchers
- Winchester '73
- The Shootist
- Stagecoach
- Fort Apache
- The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
- The Undefeated
- McLintock
- Unforgiven


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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 8:51 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by jewelstaitefan:

Although I thoroughly enjoy Dances with Wolves, never considered it a western.



What else would it be?

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Monday, December 15, 2008 7:30 PM

COLE23


I am a huge Sergio Leone fan.My personal favorite is Duck You Sucker!(not as stupid as it sounds).I love The Man With No Name Trilogy,especially The Good,The Bad,and The Ugly.Once Upon A Time In the West is also awesome.Henry Fonda as a cool villian.
Sergio was cinema.Watch one of his movies sometimes and pay no attention to the music or any sound.Check out the camera work.The close-ups,the way a character will just step into a shot,the wide open landscapes.Sergio could say more with one close-up than most directors could say in a page of script.You can see the dirt in every crease of the characters faces.
The cuts are always exciting.A good example is the three way shootout in GBU.Cut to the eyes,then to the hands,then to the guns,etc.etc.
A legend.

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Monday, December 15, 2008 7:35 PM

FUTUREMRSFILLION


Quote:

Originally posted by ncbrowncoat:
Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by singate:
While I can't say it's my all time favorite I'll toss Silverado into the mix because no one else has mentioned it.

Haven't seen that since it was in the theatre, I remember it being a hoot.


The goot olt days Chrisisall



Very good movie and it launched Kevin Costner's career after being totally cut out of "The Big Chill".

I love it as he backs out of the saloon door (on a corner)and gets the bad guys, one on each side of the building.

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Monday, December 15, 2008 7:51 PM

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And I think it was on the mouth too, unlike Jayne.

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