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Old 05-11-2002, 16:32   #21
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im not a big fan of Westerns.

now i cant seem to watch any unless it has a Morricone score.

so my favs are

Good, Bad, and Ugly
Once Upon a Time in the West.


special mention El Dorado. Been on xmas over here for the last 3 years, hope its on this year too.
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Can't believe I missed out Rio Bravo - it was one of my first dvds!
Eldorado, which is effectively a remake, is very good but behind the first. Haven't seen Rio Lobo.

Keep em comin - yeeha!
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Paint your wagon!
Another dubious moral character from Eastwood.

Seriously:-
Tombstone
Unforgiven
The Shootist
The Wild bunch
For a few dollars more...
and probably most of the other movies listed by everyone else.
I always feel a little bit ashamed to admit I like westerns, I'm pleased that I'm not the only one.

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isnt El dorado more of a comedy

James Caans impression of a chinese person is one of my favourites scenes from any film
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The Shootist

John Wayne's best ever performance.
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then again ive never been to the NFT.

went past it in the summer while my mates wanted to go somewhere else, i couldnt take my eyes off it.

is it good there ?
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Well it certainly ain't the best (picture/soundwise) cinema in the world (nor London) - far from it, but they do show stuff that doesn't get shown anywhere else.

All depends if they do a season on a director/actor who's work you like.

I got lucky when I first moved to London.
Luc Besson season followed by Sergio Leone season!
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I would have to pick the GB&U

Like Companeros, Keoma and the Lee Van Cleef Sabata flicks.
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The Outlaw Josey Wales is my no.1, but I do enjoy both Young Guns
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I'm no fan of the genre, althought the Leone flicks are fun.

My vote goes to Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.
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I love lots of the ones already mentioned, with Once Upon a Time..., Unforgiven, Josey Wales, Searchers and Eldorado right up there.

But you wanted suggestions for other westerns, presumably to enjoy on DVD, that maybe you weren't so familiar with. So I would also recommend:

Breakheart Pass with Charles Bronson - triffic! Very enjoyable - not a classic film, but I'm sure you'ld like it.
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Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray)
The Great Silence (Corbucci)

and I adored Salome, Where She Danced (Rudolph Mate, 1945) a wonderfully eccentric western, at least half an hour of which takes place in Imperial Prussia!
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Re: Favourite Western?

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...and suggest ones worth watching.
My Darling Clemintine
The Man from Laramie
Winchester 73
She wore a Yellow Ribbon
Fort Apache
Rio Grande
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Another dubious moral character from Eastwood.
Well said that man!!!11111
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I'll go with The Wild Bunch and Once Upon A Time In The West, with Leone's Dollars trilogy following not too far behind.
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Three by Robert Aldrich:

Apache, Vera Cruz, Ulzana's Raid

All absolutely superb films, demonstrating a depth and intelligence that most critics managed to miss on first release. The latter remains the most subtle comment on the lunacy of America's involvement in Vietnam that Hollywood ever produced.

Also worth mentioning the revisionist genre films of Anthony Mann and Samuel Fuller.

Anyway, the best Westerns, in my opinion, are:

The Wild Bunch
The Searchers
Rio Bravo
Ulzana's Raid
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
For A Few Dollars More
Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid
Once Upon A Time In The West
The Naked Spur
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
High Plains Drifter
Unforgiven
The Ballad Of Cable Hogue
Heaven's Gate
The Long Riders
Geronimo
The Shootist
The Sons Of Katie Elder
The Life And Times Of Judge Roy Bean
Wild Bill


The problem with films like Young Guns and the horrible Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid is that they have no feel for the genre or the history and are merely modern archetypes dressed up in period costume with characters talking and behaving like they were living in LA in the 60s or 80s. In other words, they aren't really Westerns.
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