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    My favourite "guilty pleasure" western. The protagonist is sulky and selfpitying (or Dane Clark just wanted out of the movie); and when the pass is reached the movie acquires a weird and squirmy Freudian undertone, probably unintended. Maybe a dozen Indians and half as many horses. Filmed in the ubiquitous Bronson Canyon; b&w and dirt cheap. Fine underscore, however, composer unidentified-- possibly library music.



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    Default The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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    Default The Great Silence (Il Grande Silenzio, 1968) dir. Sergio Corbucci


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    Here is my personal Top Twenty list:

    1. Unforgiven 1992 (10/10)
    2. Dances with Wolves 1990 (8/10)
    3. Little Big Man 1970 (8/10)
    4. A Man Called Horse 1970 (8/10)
    5. Jeremiah Johnson 1972 (7/10)
    6. Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 (7/10)
    7. Red River 1948 (7/10)
    8. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 (7/10)
    9. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 (7/10)
    10. The Big Country 1958 (7/10)

    11. The Revenant 2015 (7/10)
    12. Maverick 1994 (7/10)
    13. Blazing Saddles 1974 (7/10)
    14. Rio Bravo 1959 (7/10)
    15. El Dorado 1967 (7/10)
    16. True Grit 2010 (7/10)
    17. Warlock 1959 (7/10)
    18. The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 (7/10)
    19. The Searchers 1956 (7/10)
    20. Stagecoach 1939 (7/10)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    Yes, Ken, and I know which I liked better. I was disappointed by Seven Samurai when I finally got to see it. Lauded by the critics, its appeal was lost on me, and I know whose opinion is more reliable!
    I'm glad I'm not the only one disappointed by Seven Samurai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    We just watched Shane last night - as usual, a dvd from a charity shop.]
    If you ever get the chance, there was a TV series about Shane's life after the movie starring David Carradine and Jill Ireland. It's very good, and it unsentimentally shows how ridiculously hard it was to scratch out a living in the Old West.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    I'm glad I'm not the only one disappointed by Seven Samurai.
    And I am one of those who after seeing both Magnificent Seven and Seven Samurai cannot stand watching Magnificent Seven again, as this is like comparing a true masterpiece with a second- or third-rank movie.

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    No Name On The Bullet

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    We just watched (again) the black & white original version of 3.10 to Yuma (1957).



    It's good - though clearly derivative from High Noon with the townspeople deserting the decent man dealing with an outlaw. But it's very thoughtful, pitting the attractive outlaw chief (Glenn Ford) against the stubborn but still tempted rancher (Van Heflin). I like that the rancher's wife, Alice, does look a bit worn with all the hard work she's had to do.

    In the end, the slick outlaw Ben Wade is touched by Dan the rancher's decency and helps him to get his mission accomplished by jumping on to the train.

    Alice, Dan's wife, drives to a point where she can see the train, fearing the worst. The bit where she sees the two men and realises that her husband has made it and is still alive had me reaching for the Kleenex.
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