Classic Westerns

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  1. dpippel

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    The Professionals is one of the best westerns ever made IMO.
     
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    I agree
     
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    Well, I already stated my opinion about The Professionals so I'll stop now.:D
     
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    When I was a kid, the western was dead so I gotta give it to my dad- who grew up on westerns in the 1950's- for showing me to a ton of them that I probably wouldn't have seen otherwise. I'm no authority on westerns but thanks to my old man, I feel like I've at least seen the highlights of the genre which is something that most people my age can't say.
     
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    For sure, this has been the genre that I most had to work at to get any sort of knowledge of. I remember my parents taking me to see Back To The Future Part III in theaters, which is at least partially a western. A high school teacher showed the class High Noon. And I remember one of my college professors freshman year showing Stagecoach. I saw Hondo a couple years ago when MOMA had a copy of the 3D version. But that's more or less it until last year.

    So now horror is the only genre that I'm deficient in. (And I'm probably okay with that.)
     
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    It's the same with my Father.
    We watched almost every Western that was aired on TV, not only once but over and over again and we/I loved it every time. :)

    Though I love Sci-Fi and Action flics, my favorite genre is Western and it always will be!
     
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    Howard Hawks El Dorado

    A not so subtle remake of the vastly superior RIO BRAVO also directed by Hawks and starring John Wayne.

    Still I enjoyed the film very much. Some of the roles were transposed with Robert Mitchum playing a drunk sheriff. The Duke plays Cole Thornton his good friend who comes to his aid against villain Ed Asner playing a rival rancher trying to steal another ranchers water along with Christopher George very good as his hired henchman.

    James Caan is also very good in the Ricky Nelson role playing Mississippi with a knife and a very strong shotgun.

    The story still works well and the Duke is in fine form. There were enough differences between the two films so that it's not a flat out remake.

    One thing though that I hated and was totally distracting was the terrible music score by Nelson Riddle. It kept reminding me of a score that a tv show would use and then I recognized that it sounded just like the music from a Batman episode...the series that Nelson Riddle scored. I kept waiting for Batman and Robin to jump in out of the shadows and beat up the bad guys along with "POW!" 'KAPOW!" And "SPLAT!" Totally distracting and took me out of the film.

    Otherwise I really liked the film greatly.
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    Ok so far here are the films I have purchased on Blu thanks to recommendations from many in this thread and the one I have seen so far.

    Classic Westerns

    The Big Trail......1930
    Stagecoach. 1939
    Dodge City....1939
    My Darling Clementine. 1946
    Red River. 1948
    Treasure Of The Sierra Madre. 1948
    Fort Apache. 1948
    She Wore A Yellow Ribbon. 1949
    Rio Grande. 1950
    Shane. 1953
    Hondo....1953️1/2
    Jubal...1956
    The Searchers. 1956
    3:10 To Yuma. 1957
    Gunfight At The OK Corral. 1957
    Big Country. 1958
    Rio Bravo. 1959
    The Horse Soldiers. 1959️1/2
    The Magnificent 7. 1960
    North To Alaska...1960
    The Commancheros. 1961
    How The West Was Won.19621/2
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance....1962️1/2
    McLintock. 19631/2
    A Fist Full Of Dollars......1964
    For A Few Dollars More.....1965
    The Good The Bad And The Ugly....1966
    The Professionals. 19661/2
    El Dorado. 1966
    War Wagon. 1967
    Once Upon A Time In The West. 1968
    Hang Em High. 1968
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid..1969
    The Undefeated....1969
    The Wild Bunch. 1969
    True Grit....1969
    Little Big Man....1970
    Rio Lobo...1970
    Chisum...1970
    Big Jake...1971
    The Cowboys.....1972️1/2
    Jeremiah Johnson....1972
    The Train Robbers.....1973
    Cahill U.S. Marshall ...1973
    High Plains Drifter....1973
    Rooster Cogburn....1975


    Trying to watch in order of release date the films I haven't seen first.

    Rereading the early pages of this thread I recently bought on blu Vera Cruz, Rawhide, Johnny Guitar, The Two Rode Together, Cowboy. Still adding more as there are many recommended titles that are not available on blu yet.

    Big THANKS to all for the great suggestions and please keep em coming and don't feel shy about repeating reccomondations.
     
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