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Old 10-16-2011, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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I'll add-
Nevada Smith- 1966 Steve McQueen, Karl Malden
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Unforgiven, without a doubt. The absolute pinnacle of the genre.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:05 AM
 
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Favorite Scene in Unforgiven - YouTube
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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I'll add-
Nevada Smith- 1966 Steve McQueen, Karl Malden
Agree. Also about Hondo.

I am such a huge western movie fan that I could not really decide. I went out to a website that listed all the western movies made, the year, the star and I got so bogged down in "yeah, I remember that." "Oh that one was great, too." "Jimmy Stewart was fantastic in that one." Then I said, "to heck with it...." LOL. I can't even read the posts or I would be responding to every posts with a one liner...."agree" "disagree".....

I worked most of the other night on a deadline and I had a tv on in the office. This channel, ION, had westerns running back to back..... I almost couldn't work.....LOL.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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Default Of course, Unforgiven.

The best Western Movie of all time:


the unforgiven final scene - YouTube
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I'll add-
Nevada Smith- 1966 Steve McQueen, Karl Malden
How about- Once upon a time in the west ?
Henry Fonda , Charles Bronson.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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So many to choose from!

I have to go with The Big Country, though. If you get a chance to see this one in HD on a big screen, with a good sound system you will see why. The score is wonderful, the story is even better. The cast! Well, you have Gregory Peck, Burl Ives, Chuck Connors, Jean Simmons and Charlton Heston.

So, if you want my advice, and you get a chance to see it and you decide to pass on it, I say, "Don't do it!" If you do watch it, look for this line in the movie. It's one of our favorite lines in a western. My wife and I often quote it to each other at appropriate times.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:51 PM
 
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Shane. Nothing can match that movie.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:22 AM
 
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Great old thread! I just found it. Nice to see such knowledge and appreciation. Hmmm...did we all grow up with TV Westerns?

Also for me the ultimate Western is The Searchers. Story, acting, dialogue, location, character twist at the end, everything comes together like a symphony. But I've also loved High Noon all my life, for the sheer moral challenge. Can we measure up to Will Kane? It's really only incidentally a Western, though.

But I also want to mention Tom Horn which I didn't see in this thread--what a masterpiece. An agonizing story, but such a tribute to the vanishing West...

And how about Monte Walsh, both the original and the remake? Both great, but very different. The remake is closer to the book. The original is finally out on DVD.


Glad to see somebody else likes Jeremiah Johnson!
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:52 AM
 
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Once Upon A Time In The West

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