Whatz Yer Fav. Western Movie and Why?

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    Non-western movie fans need not apply.

    Mine is Sam Peckinpah's old film, THE WILD BUNCH.

    It was not only ahead of its' time for the few glimpses of 'mamacita hispanic tits', but the plot was full of scurrolous(not really a word?) characters with great actors.

    The movie made me think what it might have been like for the founding fathers of our country. Put into a position that they did not really want to be in, outnumbered, facing certain death, and they did their best.
     
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    Not counting Lonesome Dove, which technically wasn't a movie then it's "High Noon" without a doubt.

    Why? Because it was a unique take on cinematography (shot in real time) and it also down played the romanticism of the old west and made it more realistic and Gary Cooper is beyond believable in the role. Nothing magical about the plot, just a scared sheriff trying to track down anyone to help him stand up against three men who want to kill him (or skip town) and finding no help.

    I liked "Unforgiven" for the same reasons (it seemed more realistic).

    You know, I also like "The Assassination of Jesse James" too, though it got blasted.

    I know this is blasphomous, but I can't stand John Wayne movies. I just think they are corny.
     
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    Loved the Wild Bunch. But to pick just one? Not sure I can, though the Wild Bunch came to mind first.
     
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    'High Noon', can dig it. I also like 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance', cause John Wayne saved the scared man's ass, Jimmy Stewart, who happened to be a politician, in that one. Don't necessarily dismiss John Wayne, not only because of that, but also his last movie 'The Shootist', was a case of art imitating life.
     
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    Come on RGY, think about it!(or not).
     
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    So many great ones...So hard to pick....So many truly great flix...

    Duke movies...True Grit, Rooster Cogburn, The Cowboys, The Shootist.

    The Clint Eastwood epic, Outlaw Josey Wales.

    The uproarious Support Your Local Sheriff, Blazing Saddles and Trinity is Still My Name.

    Push comes to shove and I go with...














    Once Upon a Time in the West...An epic and masterpiece in every sense of the words.
     
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    'Outlaw Josey Wales' in my top five. Some dog lovers hated it cause he used the hounds' forehead as a spitoon. I thought that just made it more realistic. 'Josey Wales', one mean summabitch! :bowdown:
     
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    My personal favorite is "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance".

    It was directed by John Ford and stars John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, and Lee Marvin. Why do I like it? Because it is an epic tale of one man stepping aside for the sake of a better man and a better world, at great personal cost. See it.
     
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    That's my #2...Easily Eastwood's best.

    While a very good movie, Unforgiven can't touch it.
     
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    Hey Dude,

    Don't to this day know how to rate 'Once Upon A Time in The West'. Henry Fonda as a childkiller, his eyes were never bluer than in this movie. The incessant harmonica playing of Charles Bronson, it still echoes in my ears as I type this. The opening scene where the pesky fly is buggin' Jack Elam at the train station, that scene alone, a cinematic masterpiece.......

    I have it on DVD, sparingly watch it, cause I fight digesting it, cause it IS the most evil western ever made, and it disturbs me.

    But, now that you mentioned it, I'll watch it again, soon.
     

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