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Old 05-11-2013, 08:07   #101
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Too many to narrow down but this would be in my top five.


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Old 05-11-2013, 08:32   #102
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"The Searchers" John Wayne
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:54   #103
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Hard to nail down to just one, although a top five would be much easier. If pressed, I would probably say The Outlaw Josey Wales. Unforgiven bringing up a very close second, and depending on my mood might move into first. Lonesome Dove was a 3 part mini-series, so I don't count it as a movie, but if I did, it would definately be right up there. Best acting any of the actors in it ever did. Superb casting, and stayed true to the novel. My favorite John Wayne movie of all time was his last one, The Shootist. A lot of his other ones, although entertaining were too campy for me. I also perfer the more recent version of True Grit over the John Wayne version for the same reason. Good thread!! And for those who chose The Quick and the Dead.....really? Sharon Stone with guns strapped on is super hot, but still, really?
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:32   #104
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Old 05-11-2013, 13:16   #105
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Well, there are some excellent movies listed in this one. You'd think that a person would have a hard time picking just one but with just a little thought I didn't find it all that hard to pick one above all the others.

Lonesome Dove the original movie.

This movies just had everything: The Story line, Plot development, and characteer development was excellent. The intensity of Tommy Lee Jones's Woodrow Call, Robert Duval's casual, comical, philosophical, can-do Augustus McRae, the excellent and often powerful dialog, the excellent direction, the production design and all the so-called minute elemnts all came together for t his one. And the supporting cast of Loraina, Clara Maggie, Pea eye, Josh, Newt, Jake, July, Lippy, Roscoe Peach, Xavier, Po Campo, Blue Duck, Jasper, Dish etc was perfect in every case.

Not just in the western genre but in all the movie world that is one of the best cast, best acted, best produced and directed movies of all time. even the musical score was great. There is no number for how many times I've watched this movie....or how many more times I'll watch it in the future. I just can't get enough of it.
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Old 05-11-2013, 14:49   #106
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Well, there are some excellent movies listed in this one. You'd think that a person would have a hard time picking just one but with just a little thought I didn't find it all that hard to pick one above all the others.

Lonesome Dove the original movie.

This movies just had everything: The Story line, Plot development, and characteer development was excellent. The intensity of Tommy Lee Jones's Woodrow Call, Robert Duval's casual, comical, philosophical, can-do Augustus McRae, the excellent and often powerful dialog, the excellent direction, the production design and all the so-called minute elemnts all came together for t his one. And the supporting cast of Loraina, Clara Maggie, Pea eye, Josh, Newt, Jake, July, Lippy, Roscoe Peach, Xavier, Po Campo, Blue Duck, Jasper, Dish etc was perfect in every case.

Not just in the western genre but in all the movie world that is one of the best cast, best acted, best produced and directed movies of all time. even the musical score was great. There is no number for how many times I've watched this movie....or how many more times I'll watch it in the future. I just can't get enough of it.
I agree that it is a great film. It is one I can watch, and then turn around and start watching it again. Same with the book. The charecters never get old to me. I hate that in the books, Newt is killed by the Hell *****. Kind of made me sad. I guess McMurtry just couldnt have him around messing up Woodrow's lonerr status.
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Old 05-11-2013, 17:40   #107
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Lots of great ones already mentioned. From the lighter side, I also like Support Your Local Gunfighter.
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Old 05-11-2013, 17:59   #108
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Old 05-11-2013, 18:04   #109
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Old 05-11-2013, 18:05   #110
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Old 05-11-2013, 18:18   #111
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I've always liked "High Plains Drifter". He was willing to help a whole town that was afraid to help him, but in the end they couldn't even help them selves.

I always took that story to heart, you can't help someone who isn't willing to help them selves.
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Old 05-11-2013, 19:06   #112
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Tombstone in a very close second Unforgiven.
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Old 05-11-2013, 20:14   #113
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Old 05-11-2013, 20:34   #114
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Just one? I do love Unforgiven, but Lonesome Dove was a great mini series.

You guys who like Tombstone, have you seen the less known Wyatt Earp that Kevin Costner starred in? I like both of these, and it's interesting to see the Hollywood flash of Tombstone next to the more biographical approach of Wyatt Earp.

BTW, it's Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (said the boy from Kansas).
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Old 05-11-2013, 20:34   #115
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Old 05-11-2013, 22:23   #116
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Old 05-11-2013, 22:27   #117
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this is tough.

Of the more recent ones, Open Range.

others worthy of note:
Saraphim Falls

Lonesome Dove fans NEED to see Comanche Moon, Steve Vaughn's manerisms as a young Gus Mcrae are very well done, he nails it. Within the first five minutes i was hooked.

Lots of good westerns.
Young guns/ II were good in there day.

and the others that have been mentioned...hard to choose.

the REAL Quick and the Dead, with Sam Elliot
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Old 05-11-2013, 22:42   #118
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Lee Van Cleef as Angel Eyes. The movie would have been great even without his performance, but with him it tops my list.
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Old 05-11-2013, 22:56   #119
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Lots of great ones already mentioned. From the lighter side, I also like Support Your Local Gunfighter.
And Support Your Local Sheriff.
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Old 05-11-2013, 23:07   #120
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I dunno. Didn't work for me. I thought Brandon De Wilde should have been yelling "Shame!" "Shame!" rather than "Shane!" Shane!" as he ran after Alan Ladd in the closing scene of the movie.
Why?............................................
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Old 05-11-2013, 23:09   #121
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Does Where the Red Fern Grows work? The original, and new one is good.
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Choosing the best one is tough but I would have to vote for Eastwood's Unforgiven. I think he redefined the modern Western with this film.

That said, lot of great choices already mentioned here and I couldn't fault many of them.
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Old 05-12-2013, 00:05   #124
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No one has mentioned How the West Was Won.

(unless I missed it)

Interesting way of filming. 5 intersecting stories shot by 5 directors.
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You guys who like Tombstone, have you seen the less known Wyatt Earp that Kevin Costner starred in? I like both of these, and it's interesting to see the Hollywood flash of Tombstone next to the more biographical approach of Wyatt Earp.
A recent movie that I suppose could be considered a Western that deserves mention is
, starring Brad Pitt and Casey Afleck.

I think of it as a documentary since the writer apparently took great care to adhere to historic fact. Everything about the movie rings true, especially the period scenes that make you feel you're present in an 1880s environment. It's really a must-see if you're interested in history and well-made movies.
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