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Old 09-05-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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Anything with Eastwood.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (the undisputed champion of all time)

A Fistful of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More
100 Rifles (Raquel Welch is so sexy in this film )
The Comancheros
The Magnificent Seven
Chisum
Cheyenne Autumn

-Cheers.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:31 AM
 
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" if I must chose only one. NOT FAIR.





But honourable mention to :

The Magnificent Seven
Pale Rider
A Fistful of Dollars
Little Big Man
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford ( I found the cinematography mesmerising)
The Man who shot Liberty Valence ( despite John Wayne)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Unforgiven
High Noon
Broken Arrow
A man named Horse
For a a few Dollars more
Once upon a time in the West
True Grit ( recent remaking - I really enoyed it)
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" if I must chose only one. NOT FAIR.





But honourable mention to :

The Magnificent Seven
Pale Rider
A Fistful of Dollars
Little Big Man
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford ( I found the cinematography mesmerising)
The Man who shot Liberty Valence ( despite John Wayne)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Unforgiven
High Noon
Broken Arrow
A man named Horse
For a a few Dollars more
Once upon a time in the West
True Grit ( recent remaking - I really enoyed it)
Did you forget "High Plains Drifter?"

btw - "Little Big Man" was hilarious!
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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Aren't so many of these old westerns so much more enjoyable to watch now that you can see them in widescreen on dvd or in high definition if you have it?
I remember watching movies like The Good the Bad and the Ugly or The Outlaw Josey Wales or The War Wagon first on broadcast TV, all chopped up between commercials and on a 16 by 9 TV screen. Now you can watch these great old movies the way they were meant to be seen and I am so impressed by how much I enjoy watching them now.
I actually found the Good the Bad and Ugly to be confusing partly because the way they chopped it up for TV but not so any more.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (the undisputed champion of all time)

A Fistful of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More
100 Rifles (Raquel Welch is so sexy in this film )
The Comancheros
The Magnificent Seven
Chisum
Cheyenne Autumn

-Cheers.
How about

Once upon a time in the west Charles Bronson
3.10 to Yuma
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:40 AM
 
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Aren't so many of these old westerns so much more enjoyable to watch now that you can see them in widescreen on dvd or in high definition if you have it?
I remember watching movies like The Good the Bad and the Ugly or The Outlaw Josey Wales or The War Wagon first on broadcast TV, all chopped up between commercials and on a 16 by 9 TV screen. Now you can watch these great old movies the way they were meant to be seen and I am so impressed by how much I enjoy watching them now.
I actually found the Good the Bad and Ugly to be confusing partly because the way they chopped it up for TV but not so any more.
I so agree!
One extravagance that I have indulged in is having an actual viewing room with widescreen TV. I seldom go to the movies anymore so I've collected enough movies for entertainment and come to this forum for movie tips. This room has become the bonding place for the entire family and it's a hit.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:16 AM
 
Location: England
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This is a tough one. I like The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly a lot. But, I think the
greatest western is The Searchers. It' John Wayne and John Ford's greatest work
I think. John Ford kept going back to Monument Valley over many years making
westerns, this is the best. Beautifully shot in VistaVision widescreen, just lovely to look
at. I was always curious about the last scene where John Wayne grabs his arm with his
other hand, walks away, and the house door closes. When I watched the documentary
extra on the DVD, it explained it was a tribute to Harry Carey, a cowboy star in films when
Wayne was a boy. Harry Carey's widow and son were watching behind the camera as this
tribute was paid. A very nice touch I thought.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:27 AM
 
Location: England
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I should have exolained, but forgot, that the grabbing of the arm was a Harry Carey
mannerism in his films, that's why it was a tribute to him, and much appreciated by
his watching family!! John Ford had a great appreciation of Carey's films, so he always
tried to employ Harry Carey Jnr in his films, and sometimes Olive Carey, his widow, also.
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