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    Once Upon a Time in the West is probably my favorite Western. Among recent films, I was very impressed with Hostiles.
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    Cool

    Quigley Down Under with Tom Selleck
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    Once Upon a Time in The West, best in every way. Just ask the Harmonica Man... "You don't know how to play"...

    Those scripted by Elmore Leonard are pretty close, 3:10 to Yuma, Valdez is Coming, Hombre...
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    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    High Plains Drifter
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Blazing Saddles
    A Fistful of Travellers' Cheques: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z10K...&frags=pl%2Cwn

    More recently,

    Seraphim Falls
    The Salvation
    3:10 to Yuma
    Tombstone
    Open Range
    The Proposition (Australian film)
    Slow West
    Sweetwater

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    - The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly of course
    - Silverado
    - True Grit (both but have to give the nod to the remake)
    - Dances with Wolves
    - Wyatt Earp (with Kevin Costner). I thought the intensity of the character was amazing. When I first started watching it, I was comparing Dennis Quaid's Doc Holiday against Val Kilmer's (who did a great job) from Tombstone. By half way, I was retrospectively comparing Kilmer's against Quaid's. That's how good Quaid was.
    - Unforgiven
    - Pale Rider.
    - Open Range. I loved the wisdom in that movie. Great lines.

    "Boss Spearman: A man's trust is a valuable thing, Button. You don't want to lose it for a handful of cards."

    Mack: Shame what this town's come to.
    Charley Waite: You could do something about it.
    Mack: What? We're freighters. Ralph here's a shopkeeper.
    Charley Waite: You're men, ain't you?
    Mack: I didn't raise my boys just to see 'em killed.
    Charley Waite: Well you may not know this, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dying.

    Charley Waite: I'm tryin' to put some bad times behind me, but sometimes they don't stay put.


    I've never seen The Searchers. Have to put that one on my list. Constantly told it's a great one.

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    Just saw the remake of Magnificent Seven. Fun movie. A bit too cliched but, Westerns are the one genre I kind of enjoy the old cliche's. Like the guy going into the store front, you can hear the fighting and the camera stays outside. You know someone's getting thrown through the window. The new Magnificent Seven had cliche's by the fistful. Not great, not horrible either.

    I loved the original Seven Samurai. That's a great flick.

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    I'm a great fan of westerns. My favourites include:

    Red River
    Rio Bravo
    My Darling Clementine
    Fort Apache
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
    The Searchers
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance


    and one more recent one as well, Dead Man.
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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    We just watched Shane last night - as usual, a dvd from a charity shop. I remember it was one of my father's favourite westerns, because of all the fighting (Dad had been an army boxer in WW2) and I was often bored by the TV reruns as a child.

    However, I was wrong, I admit it - we really enjoyed it. I especially enjoyed the 'realistic life details' such as the comment on the use of the best plates with even an extra fork, the dance, the asking of the Swedish farmer Shipstead to say the Lord's Prayer in the absence of a preacher, the muddy lane in front of the saloon, the little girl telling Joey that a foal would bite him etc.

    It was a thoughtful film, and a lot of thought had gone into it - it underwent the editing process for nearly 2 years.

    This link has a lot of fascinating details, often very amusing too, about the shooting of the film:

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046303/trivia
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    I just watched the Russel Crowe remake of 3:10 To Yuma a few days ago and enjoyed it immensely.

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    Shane, Shane, come back Shane!

    I watched the "new" Magnificent Seven recently, and hated pretty much every moment of it. I had to pull out my DVD of the original version just to reassure myself. (The "new" version has a strong cast, and clearly a pretty big budget, but it feels as if it is trying so hard not to just be a remake of the original that it left out all of the things that made the original magnificent.)
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    I especially enjoyed Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch; also the Christian Bale remake of 3:10 to Yuma previously mentioned; the first True Grit; and Spencer Tracy in Bad Day at Black Rock. But I pretty much enjoy westerns as a genre. However, one of the very finest efforts in the genre was not a movie but rather the genius miniseries made of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove with an amazing cast led by Robert Duvall. It didn't hurt that the book upon which the series was based was itself superb. See it if you possibly can.

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    Surprised nobody has mentioned this one yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDs View Post
    Surprised nobody has mentioned this one yet.

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    Wasn't that the place where the other Lebowski lived? I didn't have it as a western
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    My favourite comedy western-- not a genre I particularly care for. (Yes, I've seen Blazing Saddles.)



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    Obscure, but fine "modern western". (The posse includes a helicopter.)



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