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Some good westerns?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by StephenA, Dec 29, 2001.

  1. StephenA

    StephenA Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen a western before(unless you count Blazing Saddles), and was wondering what some good westerns are.
     
  2. Frank Doorhof

    Frank Doorhof Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what you like:

    I like the more modern westerns, real good ones are:

    Tombstone

    The Quick and the Death

    Wyatt Earp

    Quickly down under

    If you like the older ones:

    Wild Bunch

    Once upon a time in the west

    The good, the bad and the ugly

    (and all other Clint Eastwoods)

    There are ALOT of decent westerns but above mentioned are very good.

    Greetings from Holland,

    Frank
     
  3. Harry W

    Harry W Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget the Duke.
     
  4. Jeff_A

    Jeff_A Well-Known Member

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    If you haven't seen a western before, why not start with the best one ever made? [​IMG]
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
     
  5. David Lambert

    David Lambert Well-Known Member

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    Here's the ones I own so far (you'll see that I'm pretty liberal with some of the things I include, but it's all in good fun for the most part):
    • [*]Blazing Saddles[*]Cat Ballou[*]City Slickers[*]El Dorado[*]Hang 'Em High[*]High Noon[*]How the West Was Won[*]The Magnificent Seven[*]Man with No Name Trilogy: A Fistful of Dollars[*]Man with No Name Trilogy: For a Few Dollars More[*]Man with No Name Trilogy: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly[*]McLintock![*]Red River[*]Rio Bravo[*]Rooster Cogburn (...and the Lady)[*]Three Amigos[*]Tombstone[*]True Grit[*]Unforgiven[*]Westworld[*]Young Guns II
    Get Rio Bravo...it's my favorite with the Duke. As for Clint, I enjoyed Fistful more than Good/Bad/Ugly.
    There are plenty I don't own yet, and desperately want. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for starters.
    I hope this helps. Enjoy!!
     
  6. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    This is a genre with a lot of different styles. It really depends on your taste. I personally don't care for any of the Wayne westerns, nor the singing cowboy (Gene Autry) variety. I do love the following though:

    Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

    The Good, The Bad & the Ugly

    High Noon

    The Magnificent Seven

    Unforgiven

    A Fistful of Dollars

    For A Few Dollars More

    My Darling Clementine

    As well as the following which are psuedo-westerns:

    Son of Paleface

    Support Your Local Sheriff

    Support Your Local Gunfighter

    City Slickers

    Westworld

    Blazing Saddles
     
  7. Steve Enemark

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    Don't forget:
    High Plains Drifter
    Pale Rider
    The Searchers
    Stagecoach
    in addition to the numerous good suggestions above.
     
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    My favourites are For A Few Dollars More, Tombstone and The Quick And The Dead.
     
  9. Terry H

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    Several of those already mentioned are excellent but for my money, the quintessential western is Shane.
     
  10. SteveGon

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    Don't forget The Gunfighter starring Gregory Peck - excellent flick! I also recommend The Oklahoma Kid starring James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart. It's not especially memorable but I believe it's their only film together so it's definitely worth a look.
     
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    Let's not forget John Wayne's classic final film - The Shootist. That's one of his best in my opinion.
     
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    Silverado
     
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    The Searchers is simply amazing! The DVD transfer is very clean and crisp with bright colors! The story is pure legend!
     
  14. Ben_S

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    The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly made me wet my pants. It's the first and only western I've ever seen (impulse buy at Wal-Mart for 9.46). Easily better than 90% of the movies out there. Trust me on this one.
     
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    Wa wa wa, wa wa waaaaaa! Wa wa wa wa wa waaaaa!!!

    Gotta love The good the bad and the ugly!!!! Also The Searchers, and Silverado!!!
     
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    any spaghetti western kicks arse! (such as Good/Bad and the Ugly)
     
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  18. Gary W. Graley

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    My Name is Trinity, the whole Trinity bunch of spagetti westerns were pretty funny, not award winning but worth a look.

    Favourite is Quigley Down Under and The Quick and The Dead, both versions!

    G2
     
  19. Jeff Ulmer

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    In addition to the Clints and some of the Waynes mentioned, you might also try Django with Franco Nero. Great spaghetti western.

    Pale Rider is probably my favorite, but High Plains Drifter is up there too, as is Outlaw Josey Wales.
     
  20. StephenA

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll have to make a list of ones to rent. If I like any of them, I'll buy the. I can't define my taste in movies, because it ranges from the Adventures of Milo and Otis to Hellraiser to Me Myself and Irene to Star Wars to Akira to Beaches to Enter the Dragon, so I guess I'll have to check out some of the ones mentioned.
     

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