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#1 of 75 OFFLINE   StephenA

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Posted December 29 2001 - 05:44 AM

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

#2 of 75 OFFLINE   Frank Doorhof

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Posted December 29 2001 - 06:08 AM

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.

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#3 of 75 OFFLINE   Harry W

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Posted December 29 2001 - 06:52 AM

Don't forget the Duke.
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#4 of 75 OFFLINE   Jeff_A

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Posted December 29 2001 - 07:17 AM

If you haven't seen a western before, why not start with the best one ever made? Posted Image

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#5 of 75 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted December 29 2001 - 07:24 AM

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.

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#6 of 75 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted December 29 2001 - 07:43 AM

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
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#7 of 75 OFFLINE   Steve Enemark

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Posted December 29 2001 - 07:47 AM

Don't forget:

High Plains Drifter
Pale Rider
The Searchers
Stagecoach

in addition to the numerous good suggestions above.
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Posted December 29 2001 - 07:50 AM

My favourites are For A Few Dollars More, Tombstone and The Quick And The Dead.
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#9 of 75 OFFLINE   Terry H

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Posted December 29 2001 - 07:58 AM

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

#10 of 75 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted December 29 2001 - 08:40 AM

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.

#11 of 75 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted December 29 2001 - 09:48 AM

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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#12 of 75 OFFLINE   Michael Were

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Posted December 29 2001 - 10:27 AM

Silverado

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Posted December 29 2001 - 10:40 AM

The Searchers is simply amazing! The DVD transfer is very clean and crisp with bright colors! The story is pure legend!

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Posted December 29 2001 - 11:13 AM

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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Posted December 29 2001 - 11:17 AM

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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Posted December 29 2001 - 11:33 AM

any spaghetti western kicks arse! (such as Good/Bad and the Ugly)

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Posted December 29 2001 - 11:36 AM

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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.

Steve,
First off "The Gunfighter" is perhaps one of the most underappreciated Westerns ever made. This is the film besides "Shane" that truly represents the genre in the classic sense of a gunman trying to forget his past and reputation and start over in life again. That successful portrayal of the lone gunman caused Gregory Peck to make a very bad career decision when he turned the role of Will Kane in a little film called "High Noon".

Now in regard to Cagney and Bogart, they starred in three films together during their Warner days. At that time, Cagney was the star and Bogie the supporting player until he struck gold in 1941 with "High Sierra" and "The Maltese Falcon". Anyhow, the following are the Cagney/Bogart films:
  • Angels With Dirty Faces
  • The Oklahoma Kid
  • The Roaring Twenties
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#18 of 75 OFFLINE   Gary W. Graley

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Posted December 29 2001 - 12:00 PM

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!
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#19 of 75 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted December 29 2001 - 12:08 PM

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.

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Posted December 29 2001 - 01:17 PM

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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