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    One of the greats.

    Shane 1953

    Gunfight scene - Over in three seconds with nothing left but a ringing in the ears and the smell of stale beer and gunsmoke.



    The soundtrack music by Victor Young was perfect.




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    Other's worth a mention in this great genre:


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    The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - great plot with different twists and turns and so atmospheric you can virtually smell the sweat and choke on the dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - great plot with different twists and turns and so atmospheric you can virtually smell the sweat and choke on the dust.
    I second that, great movie.

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    the best western books were written by a German who never visited America - Karl May.
    and the best western movies were made by Italians - the Italian spaghetti westerns
    some other good westerns are The Magnificent Seven, although it is a rip-off of the Seven Samurai by Kurosawa
    and Dances With Wolves by Kostner. Clint Eastwood made some great westerns, both spaghetti and non-spaghetti ones
    but overall, western is not my favorite genre

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    and some modern/recent westerns I enjoyed...
    Django Unchained
    The Hateful Eight (remake of the Spaghetti western Il grande silenzio)
    The Revenant

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    The Man who shot Liberty Vallance

    Stars a little elderly but what a movie and what direction by John Ford

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - great plot with different twists and turns and so atmospheric you can virtually smell the sweat and choke on the dust.
    True. I have to admit though that my favorite Clint Eastwood movie is 'The outlaw Josey Wales'. A little more depth of character than the inscrutable nameless stranger form the Leone movies.

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    Well, I'm not very original but:

    The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    Once Upon a Time in the West

    These also happen to be just about my favorite movies of all time...
    Something about the style of these movies, I love it so much. I treasure both of them and watch them once every few years with tremendous enjoyment. The simple but clever plot, the slow pace, the character close ups, the wide landscape shots, the acting, the music, the atmosphere. Absolutely fantastic movies that in some ways will never be bettered. Almost every shot and every scene is a little piece of art by itself.
    Once Upon A Time in America is a similar and the third masterpiece by Sergio Leone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metairie Road View Post
    One of the greats.

    Shane 1953

    Gunfight scene - Over in three seconds with nothing left but a ringing in the ears and the smell of stale beer and gunsmoke.



    The soundtrack music by Victor Young was perfect.




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    Shane is my favourite movie of all time. A work of art. It was my avatar for a while.

    Other favourites are Red River (the best John Wayne role in my opinion), McCabe and Mrs. Miller, My Darling Clementine. The Naked Spur.
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    One of my biggest favorites.

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    BLAZING SADDLES (PS viewing posts even in Las Vegas!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldiat View Post
    BLAZING SADDLES (PS viewing posts even in Las Vegas!)
    Have a good/ great time!

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    Westerns I like in chronological order:

    The Paleface (1922)
    Go West (1925)
    The Wind (1928)
    Stagecoach (1939)
    The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
    My Darling Clementine (1946)
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
    High Diving Hare (1949)
    I Shot Jesse James (1949)
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
    The Baron of Arizona (1950)
    Broken Arrow (1950)
    The Furies (1950)
    Drip-Along Daffy (1951)
    Shane (1953)
    Johnny Guitar (1954)
    The Searchers (1956)
    3:10 to Yuma (1957)
    The Tin Star (1957)
    Day of the Outlaw (1959)
    One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
    A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
    For a Few Dollars More (1965)
    Django (1966)
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    The Great Silence (1968)
    The Mercenary (1968)
    Cemetery Without Crosses (1969)
    The Wild Bunch (1969)
    The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
    El Topo (1970)
    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
    Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
    Blazing Saddles (1974)
    The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
    The Grey Fox (1982)
    Back to the Future Part III (1990)
    Unforgiven (1992)
    Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
    The Good the Bad the Weird (2008)
    Meek's Cutoff (2010)
    The Backwater Gospel (2011)
    Django Unchained (2012)
    Bone Tomahawk (2015)
    The Hateful Eight (2015)

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    Obscure; but powerful-- and so meanspirited that one of the Three Stooges knifes a sheriff in the back. (1958).



    Excellent score by Alfred Newman:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zu-rC5pDglY
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