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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by telekaster1999, Jul 8, 2021.
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Feel like I'm a might late to this party , but True Grit is one of my all time favorites. El dorado . Big Jake , Red River . I believe the one with Marlon Brando was called One eyed jacks? Great western! Anything Jimmy Stewart played in . Hang em high and The outlaw Josey Wales . Pale Rider . Lonesome Dove was great ! The book was even better . Also a fan of western novels . Reading a Louis Lamour right now.
The right question should be :
Your favourite western after Once Upon A Time In West is ?......
Like picking a favorite child. My pop's favorite genre of book and movie, so it's an apple/tree thing. I grew up on the old movies and serials over UHF in the 70s, and when VHS became a thing, we rented them by the score.
Obviously Clint's output is tough to match for quality or quantity, but smokewagon to my head, it's Tombstone; just feels like a true fan's love letter to the genre* and I re-watch it every couple of years. Josey would pull up a close second, followed by the Man W/No Name Trilogy.
Some newer-ish ones I don't think got enough respect: 3:10 to Yuma ('07 remake, '57 one is also great), Bone Tomahawk (Kurt Russell atop an incredible cast), Hostiles (Wes Studi, Christian Bale), All the Pretty Horses (Marty scored it, incredible flick otherwise).
*So does Blazing Saddles, ironically.
Still gotta see tombstone. And Van Cleef was a bad man! Have to see a lot of these still.
Any love for The Proposition with Guy Pearce? Technically not a western since it's set in Australia, but it's very much a western in spirit and tone.
Great film. Watched it a couple of times. Ray Winstone is excellent in it. Also Danny Huston, Emily Watson, John freakin' Hurt... unreal cast.
I also love that the Aussie westerns are affectionately known as "Meat Pie Westerns."
All of Clint’s westerns would top my list. The G,B&U probably the top of the list. I’m a sucker for most westerns though.
“Wind River” sticks out for me along with “Jeremiah Johnson” too.
Is this snobbery?
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Are you a snob?
Godsdammit I wanted to claim that one!!
I forgot about Wind River! Slow build up to an epic ending.
The same guy did Hell or High Water (someone else mentioned it), which is another great modern day Western. He also wrote and produced the TV show Yellowstone.
Taylor Sheridan is the most exciting filmmaker out there these days IMO.
Yep, James Caan in the Ricky Nelson role.
Hang 'Em High, with Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Ed Begley, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern (who stole every scene he was in), Pat Hingle, and Alan Hale Jr.
The Appaloosa, with Marlon Brando and John Saxon.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly without a doubt although Lonesome Dove is also excellent but a tv series rather than a movie.
Hard to pick just one. Westerns are my favorite type of movies.
Would have to be between The Treasure Of Sierra Madre, Stagecoach (1939), High Noon, Red River and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
Lee Marvin is unfortunately trumped by a singing Jane Fonda.
Just can't do it.
I was watching a Billy Bob Thornton interview where he mentioned Val's role. He said everyone figured that movie was about Tombstone, the gangs and Wyatt, but it was really about Doc.
One of Val's best performances.
I also like this one as I am a huge fan of Louis L'Amour.
I also like this one a lot.
I can't believe it took 98 posts till someone else agreed with my personal choice
Once Upon A Time In The West
How The West Was Won (...Greensleaves!)
Sons of Katie Elder
Dual At Diablo (c'mon, Jimmy Garner!)
Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid
3:10 To Yuma (1957 with Glenn Ford is great, the 2007 with Crowe and Bale is pretty good, particularly for the supporting cast.)
Tombstone (I prefer the Kurt Russel version but the Costner version's OK too.)