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Old 10-10-2011, 11:22 AM
 
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Many favorites here:

The Big Country, Gregory Peck/Charleton Heston/Jean Simmons
Cimarron, Glenn Ford
The Last Sunset, Kirk Douglas/Rock Hudson
One Eyed Jacks, Marlon Brando
Two Rode Together, Jimmy Stewart
How the West Was Won (epic), Jimmy Stewart
Hombre, Paul Newman
Apache, Burt Lancaster
Cheyenne Autumn, Richard Widmark/Carol Baker
Hallelujah Trail, Burt Lancaster
Major Dundee, Charleton Heston
Shenandoah, Jimmy Stewart
The Way West, Kirk Douglas
Will Penny, Charleton Heston
The Kentuckian, Burt Lancaster
Three Violent People, Charleton Heston
Westward the Women, Robert Taylor
High Noon, Gary Cooper/Grace Kelly
River of No Return, Robert Mitchum/Marilyn Monroe
The Cowboys, John Wayne
Two Mules for Sister Sara, Clint Eastwood?Shirley Maclane
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, Burt Reynolds
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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For many years, my favorite western was " The Searchers", but it's now "Lonesome Dove", which may be a bit unfair, given the extended length of the latter.
Thank God that Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones were cast as the leads, especially Duvall; he IS the story, in my opinion. A truly great production.

Other favorites:
"She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"
" Son of the Morning Star"
" The Big Country"
" Gunfight at the OK Corral"
"Unforgiven"
" Major Dundee"
" The Professionals"
" The Wild Bunch"
" Ulzana's Raid"
" The Unforgiven"
" The Bravados"
" Rio Bravo"
" Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"
" Jeremiah Johnson"
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:42 PM
 
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The Magnificent Seven
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:35 PM
 
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The Magnificent Seven
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Good adaptation of the 7 Samurai, but you can't top Kurosawa's due to cultural differences.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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The Magnificent Seven
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How could I forget; love this movie.
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:22 AM
 
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"El Dorado"

I usually hate westerns, but for some reason the characters and dialog just stand out in this one.

Kinda funny watching Caan's kid on Hawaii Five-O now. Not as laid back as his father.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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I certainly agree with the many opinions concerning The Good, The Bad & the Ugly (hereafter The Good).

I have been watching a dvd set called "Classic Spaghetti Westerns", which apparently sprang up like weeds due to the success of the Sergio Leone trilogy (beginning with Fistful of Dollars in 1964, and ending with The Good in 1966).

One, entitled "Death Rides a Horse", dated 1969, is interesting since the star, John Phillip Law, is obviously wearing the same 'sheepskin' vest-coat worn by Eastwood in his films; it also stars Lee Van Cleef, who is wearing, apparently, the exact same outfit he wore in The Good.

Note that Ennio Morricone also wrote the music for several other westerns, although The Good was his masterpiece.

These other spaghetti westerns are worth checking out. One, which I have yet to view, is called "White Comanche" and stars William Shatner.

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Old 10-15-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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Hondo.

John Wayne directed by John Farrow. 1953. The first time we see Hondo. My God. I have seen that shot probably 100 times and it takes my breath away every. single. time.

Second place would be The Searchers.

Third goes to Dances With Wolves.

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Old 10-15-2011, 08:52 PM
 
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Once Upon A Time In The West

Leone, after honing his skills on the three films of the Dollars/Man-With-No-Name trilogy (well, loosely) seems to pull all of his talents together, this time with a bigger budget and greater acting talent, again with the brilliant work of Ennio Morricone.

It is, in a word, sublime.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:46 PM
 
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These other spaghetti westerns are worth checking out. One, which I have yet to view, is called "White Comanche" and stars William Shatner.
You sure that one isn't a comedy?
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