Is Tombstone Kurt Russell's best movie ever?

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  1. RottenTheCat

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    Kurt sure has come a long way since his young days at Disney. I liked EFNY, but also liked Big Trouble in Little China, and Death Proof. Not serious movies, just entertainment. Isn't that what movies are supposed to be?
    Unforgiven was like Clint's magnum opus, something to top Josey Wales, which is his personal favorite (says Clint). While Unforgiven is a very compelling movie, its too dark to be often revisited entertainment. Movies like High Plains Drifter, Pale Rider, had elements that made them much better entertainment, and they get a good deal of airplay. I find myself trying to dissect Unforgiven, while just sitting back and enjoying High Plains Drifter (or the trio of Sergio movies for that matter).
     
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    Speaking of Kurt Russell westerns,
    Bone Tomahawk is a must see!
    NOT for the squeamish.
     
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    Kurt Russell's best film?

    The Barefoot Executive.
     
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    Death proof. Stunt man Mike. Working up to my big drink, virgin pina colada.
     
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    He's great in Breakdown and Backdraft too.
     
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    078FCE2B-FC32-4B59-86F5-5BEE4FD438FA.jpeg Jungle Boy on Gilligan’s Island of course !

    Tombstone is great. Unforgiven is great. Open Range is great. All in their own way.
     
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    I know, it was pretty accurate huh.:rolleyes:

    Anyone mention Big Trouble in Little China yet?
     
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    Tombstone was also a fantastic movie for the Moustache. Really good ones all over that movie.
     
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    I don't know who you guys are talking to that don't know about Unforgiven, but it's very much the best of the "modern" (post late '70s) westerns. It's not quite The Wild Bunch, but it's an amazing piece of work. I often quote William Munny- "deserve's got nothin' to do with it."

    As for Mr. Russell, he's been in a lot of solid flicks but my favorite has to be The Thing.
     
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    That's my favourite too.
     
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    The Thing for me. Tombstone comes in at #2.
     
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    I'm quite certain that me and a small handful of my best friends from college can sit down and recite the entire Tombstone script from memory. No joke. It came out in theaters my third year of college, then home video the following year. For several years after that, new pledges to our fraternity were required to put huge portions of it to memory, and perform it on demand.

    Its probably my second favorite movie of all time, behind Cool Hand Luke.
     
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    Tombstone is a big favorite for me.....if I come across it while channel surfing, I can stop at any scene and watch....it's that compelling. But I think my FAVORITE western is Silverado. Lawrence Kasdan supposedly gave that part to Kevin Costner to make up for all of his scenes in The Big Chill getting cut.
    And one of my many favorite Kurt Russell films is Used Cars. Who can forget Deborah Harmon's bra-less ride in the big caravan scene?
    BTW....Used Cars was made in 1980.....Jack Warden didn't die until 2006. One of HIS best films was with Paul Newman in The Verdict. (as well as Shampoo, Being There, Heaven Can Wait, .....and justice for all, etc.)
     
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    A KR fan too, but, "Unforgiven" is a much better western than, "Tombstone" IMO. I like a lot of the preceding Clint westerns more too. Val Kilmer was the movie and probably stole some of KR's showcase in TS. To me it seems that KR has never been offered the role that he deserves. I think with the right script he could floor the audience, it just has not happened yet. He always has a very memorable few scenes in each film though. I hope his best is still to come.
     
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    he was in a dennis the menace episode too

    he was in an elvis film and kicked him in the shin...of course he later played elvis

    he was the voice of elvis in forrest gump

    he was in a lot of cool flicks
     
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    Best Western ever? Claudia says- 'hold my beer'.....

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    Man, no western movie can beat that one.:):)
     
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    While his "best" may still be yet to come, I fear Kurt has transitioned into that Clint Eastwood/Jeff Bridges period where he will only play the grizzled, "old-timer" roles....growling his lines and being "ornery". Not that those can't be good roles, (and certainly appealing to the demographic on TDPRI) but a step down from true "leading man". It works for guys like Eastwood 'cause he more or less makes his own films. It happens to us all to one degree or another, and is simply part of life. ;)
     
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