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Old 09-08-2011, 07:58 AM
 
Location: The Lakes Region
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What an in-depth observation...impressive!!! can't rep just yet, so here...
I agree with you...Eli Wallach gave a stellar performance in this movie. How about the desert scene where Eastwood bested him with a secret that required for him to appear contrite and friendly? Love that one as well.

This one is more of a serious type western. Larry McMurtry succeeded in giving depth to the characters that everyone can relate to.
It's very rare that a "long" movie/TV series can keep me riveted with each turn...this one definitely has.
Thus, it doesn't matter which comes first..."Lonesome Dove" or "The Bad, The Good, & The Ugly" for both are spectacular. Yup! I'm a good western movie fan.
Thanks 57. Just curious, does the "57" stand for a 1957 Chevey Bel-Air Convertable, my all time favorite automobile ?
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Houston, texas
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The Wild Bunch. Pekinpah said he was a student of violence because he was a student of the human heart. This movie forever changed the way violence is filmed and leaves the viewer shocked and shaken. The acting is superb, especially from Holden and Borgnine. It's a brutally honest movie that deals with loyalty in an unforgettable way. A realistic depiction of the west and the changing times.
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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Thanks 57. Just curious, does the "57" stand for a 1957 Chevey Bel-Air Convertable, my all time favorite automobile ?
57 stands for Sputnik I among other things.
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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57 stands for Sputnik I among other things.
I remember watching it fly over my house in 1957
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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I remember watching it fly over my house in 1957
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I'm going to go with Unforgiven. One of the biggest reasons is Clint's dedication to it. He had the script for many years but waited to make it until he was older. I guess he didn't feel he was grizzled enough.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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I'm going to go with Unforgiven. One of the biggest reasons is Clint's dedication to it. He had the script for many years but waited to make it until he was older. I guess he didn't feel he was grizzled enough.
This is also a great western drama.
But...I'm drawn to the comedy-drama which dominate the plot of "The Bad, The Good, & The Ugly" a combination that I find hard to resist.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Tough call, but The Searchers beats The Magnificent Seven by a nose. Searchers does have some inconsistencies and historical errors, but in spite of that, the depth of the characters overide. Besides the stars, fine supporting cast, including one of my favorite old time character actors, one of those guys whose name you do not know but that often shows up; John Qualen. TMS features perhaps my favorite all time screen villain, superbly played by Eli Wallach. A popular trivia question is naming the Seven, both their character names and the actors that played them.
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:45 AM
 
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For me, definitely Three Amigos!




Just kidding!

That is a tough one between The Good, The Bad and The Fugly and Tombstone and The Unforgiven. I will probably pick The Good, The Bad and The Ugly due to its extremely entertaining action scenes and characters and not to forget one brilliantly catchy score!

Tombstone had cool action and characters with a engaging storyline. The Unforgiven was gritty and brutal. It looked authentic and raw, emotionally powerful with very strong acting and great cast. The G, The B and The U had excellent cast and awesome cinematography and unique, interesting characters. Everyone praising Eli Wallach and I don't disagree but I loved angel-eyed Lee Van Cleef as the Bad just as much. He made being bad look cool. Clint Eastwood, well, what can I say about him that hasn't been said already?
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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Why does everyone keep calling it "The Unforgiven"? If you're referring to the recent western with Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman, the title is Unforgiven.
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