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« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2010, 07:57:41 AM »

Blazing Saddles.
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« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2010, 12:42:38 PM »

Quote from: Nth Power on April 10, 2010, 07:46:29 AM

Sergio Corbucci is another Italian director that made some fantastic spaghetti westerns.
I highly recommend
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and Companeros
I'm tempted to add this to the top of the list solely because it's also the title of my favorite song from Grim Fandango.
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« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2010, 04:09:45 PM »

another way I'm getting ready for Red Dead is by re-playing Gun on the 360.  picked it up for 10 bucks used and I'm having a blast (again).
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« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2010, 04:18:21 PM »

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Quote from: Ironrod on April 10, 2010, 03:49:42 AM

BTW, if you're looking for Western game inspiration, you might have fun with Westworld. It's a really cheesy 70s movie about cowboy robots gone amok!

I'd call that more of a sci-fi movie then a western, though a big part of it is the western element.  That movie scared the crap out of me when I saw it on TV at the age of 9 or 10, though.  Considering the people involved (Michael Crichton wrote and directed it, starring Richard Benjamin (largely forgotten but a big star in the '70s), James Brolin, and Yul Brynner), it's somewhat surprising to me how few people remember it. I'll just say that Terminator wasn't the first film to have an unstoppable killing robot, plus the movie implies sex between humans and robots!  icon_lol

Yul Brynner FTW!  icon_lol

Yeah, it's SF with a Western setting. And the style is laughably stuck in the 70s. Still a fun movie, though, especially as inspiration for a Western-themed computer game. Bonus points if you recognize Majel Barrett in a small role!
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« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2010, 06:46:09 PM »

I really cant add much here except to say, if its a western and Clint is in it its worth watching.  The Good, Bad and the Ugly is one of my favorite all time movies and Ive watched it pretty much every year on the sunday after easter for the last 20 years or so, I invite friends over and we have a big spaghetti dinner and watch the film.  Its kind of a tradition.  Yep and tommorrow is the day  smile
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« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2010, 04:04:17 AM »

I third (fourth?) The Wild Bunch.  It starts slow, but it quickly becomes one of the best Westerns ever made.  So sad what happened to Peckinpah.

Also, another vote for The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West.  I love love love Once Upon A Time.
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« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2010, 05:25:10 AM »

I've always liked Support Your Local Sheriff. It was on today but I didn't get to watch it for some reason.

EDIT: And oh ya, Paint Your Wagons. Don't turn your nose up at this musical. And it's Clint smile
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« Reply #47 on: April 11, 2010, 05:34:03 AM »

you could always watch the Gambler series starring Kenny Rogers.
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« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2010, 01:11:42 PM »

3:10 to Yuma. 
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« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2010, 01:19:48 PM »

Another vote for Open Range. Just a fantastic movie.
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« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2010, 02:16:07 PM »

if we are going the Kevin Costner way,then Dances With Wolves is his best,that's kinda a western paranoid...i would say Wyatt Earp,but i have not seen it,with him and Dennis Quaid as Doc Holliday
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« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2010, 11:39:07 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 11, 2010, 02:16:07 PM

if we are going the Kevin Costner way,then Dances With Wolves is his best,that's kinda a western paranoid...i would say Wyatt Earp,but i have not seen it,with him and Dennis Quaid as Doc Holliday

I liked his version of Wyatt Earp.  it didn't just over the gunfight at the OK Corral for an umpteenth time which made it a lot more interesting.
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« Reply #52 on: April 12, 2010, 12:20:02 AM »

Dollars Trilogy ++++++
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly !+++++
Tombstone !!+++
Once Upon a Time in the West !++++
The Wild Bunch !+++
Unforgiven ++++
The Outlaw Josey Wales ++++
Open Range !!
The Magnificent Seven +++
3:10 to Yuma ++
The Cowboys ++
Deadwood ++
High Noon ++
The Proposition !
The Searchers !
The Good, the Bad, and the Weird +
Lonesome Dove +
Appaloosa +
The Outlaw +
Bandidas +
High Plains Drifter +
Stagecoach +
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence +
My Darling Clementine +
The Shootist +
Ford-Wayne Trilogy+
Monte Walsh +
The Cheyenne Social Club +
High Plains Drifter +
Joe Kidd +
Hang 'Em High +
Two Mules for Sister Sara +
Maverick +
True Grit +
Stagecoach +
Shane +
The Searchers +
My Name is Nobody +
Westworld +
Django +
The Great Silence +
Companeros +
Blazing Saddles +
Support Your Local Sheriff +
Paint Your Wagons +
Dances with Wolves  paranoid
Silverado !+CK
Pale Rider +CK
Rustlers Rhapsody CK
Young Guns CK
The Gambler CK
Wyatt Earp CK

So that's all the recommendations thus far in relative order of recommendity.  A "+" signifies a vote, a "!" signifies a vote I deemed particularly enthusiastic, and a "CK" means it got an endorsement from CeeKay so it goes to the bottom of the queue out of fear and suspicion. slywink  Throw some extra +s and !s in the general direction of Eastwood movies.
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« Reply #53 on: April 12, 2010, 12:22:49 AM »

FWIW, there's two versions of 3:10 to Yuma - both based on the same Elmore Leonard story, but made 50 years apart.  I haven't seen the 1957 version, but the recent one was a pleasant enough diversion.
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« Reply #54 on: April 12, 2010, 12:24:17 AM »

hey, Pale Rider got at least 2 other recommendations  Tongue
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« Reply #55 on: April 12, 2010, 12:29:22 AM »

I echo all the love for Clint's westerns. I like them all except for 2 Mules... and Paint your Wagon. My particular favorites are The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly and Outlaw Josey Wales.

As someone mentioned earlier: Watch Lonesome Dove. It's a fantastic book, and shockingly the CBS mini-series was stupendous.
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« Reply #56 on: April 12, 2010, 12:33:09 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 12, 2010, 12:24:17 AM

hey, Pale Rider got at least 2 other recommendations  Tongue

It was recommended one other time (I had it in the list twice) so I've downgraded that vote to sit with the other CK ratings.   icon_razz  The third Pale Rider mention was only a "hey it's on TV" and did not qualify for the prestigious + sign.
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« Reply #57 on: April 12, 2010, 05:29:44 AM »

Change the + for High Plains Drifter to a !. Me calling a movie excellent is "particularly enthusiastic." smile
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« Reply #58 on: April 12, 2010, 10:39:27 AM »

Another couple good non-spaghetti ones:

The Tall T - directed by Budd Boetticher w/ Randolph Scott.
Rawhide - dir. by Henry Hathaway w/ Tyrone Power + Susan Hayward
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« Reply #59 on: April 12, 2010, 11:32:30 AM »

Quote from: Caine on April 09, 2010, 09:23:38 PM

Deadwood.   I've got my copies all lined up for it as prep for RDR. 

Me too.  Just started rewatching episodes.  Should be done about the time RDR comes out.  Awesome show.
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« Reply #60 on: April 12, 2010, 03:49:15 PM »

You have High Noon with one vote listed twice.
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« Reply #61 on: April 12, 2010, 04:03:05 PM »

Another film no one's mentioned yet, and I didn't because I didn't list any comedies, is Cat Ballou. If you've ever liked Lee Marvin in anything it's a must see and in fact he won an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe for his performance. The music is also excellent and the story is as funny as hell. Once you've worked your way through the classics, I'd recommend checking it out.
BTW it was made in 65 and it features vintage Jane Fonda, and she was real easy to look at in her prime. slywink
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« Reply #62 on: April 12, 2010, 04:29:37 PM »

Haven't seen anyone mention these:

Tribute to a Bad Man- Jimmy Cagney

The Oxbow Incident-Henry Fonda

McClintock/True Grit/Rio Bravo-The Duke

Ride the High Country-Joel McRae and Randolph Scott

Cat Ballou

A Fistful of Dynamite/Duck You Sucker

Red Sun-Bronson

Cheyenne Autumn

Hombre-Paul Newman
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« Reply #63 on: April 12, 2010, 05:00:39 PM »

Absolutely "Open Range".
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« Reply #64 on: April 12, 2010, 05:16:51 PM »

Unforgiven
Horse Solider
Shane
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Open Range
Dances with Wolves
Wyatt Earp - always been like this version better than Tombstone
Dollar - series
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« Reply #65 on: April 13, 2010, 12:55:15 AM »

And
"Will Penny" a great character study starring Charlton Heston
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« Reply #66 on: April 13, 2010, 12:58:50 AM »

okay i got one that i don't think anyone has said yet,i really like this film,yet i haven't seen it for about 10-15 years...Jaddison mentioning Newman in Hombre reminded me of it

it is of course

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

and if you need to,the prequel with William Katt/Tom Berenger which i remember not being as bad as i thought it was gonna be,but then again it has been even longer since seeing this one

Butch and Sundance:The Early Years

never knew that was a Dick Lester film
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« Reply #67 on: April 13, 2010, 01:08:13 AM »

 Love the Duke or not there is a very strong argument to be made for the fact that without him and in particular the Ford/Wayne westerns the majority of the westerns we are recommending would never have been made. Without Ethan Edwards would there ever have been the Clint Eastwood characters.
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« Reply #68 on: April 13, 2010, 02:01:20 AM »

There was a movie that came out a while back with Johnny Depp in it called Dead Man that made an impression on me.  Pretty decent cast. Music was out there.  Story...kinda trippy-harsh.
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« Reply #69 on: April 13, 2010, 02:03:46 AM »

Quote from: map on April 13, 2010, 01:08:13 AM

Love the Duke or not there is a very strong argument to be made for the fact that without him and in particular the Ford/Wayne westerns the majority of the westerns we are recommending would never have been made. Without Ethan Edwards would there ever have been the Clint Eatswood characters.


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« Reply #70 on: April 13, 2010, 03:55:43 AM »

shoot icon_redface
And yeah, "The Oxbow Incident". Definately not a feel good movie. Could "Hang Them High" have been a response to that?
BTW any western with Ben Johnson is a good western.
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« Reply #71 on: April 13, 2010, 04:45:59 AM »

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The Proposition !


Saw this last weekend.  Definitely worth seeing.  A bit different since it's set in Australia but it has all the marks of a good western.  Two brothers are brought in for the murder of a local family by their gang.  The older brother is given a proposition:  bring in their eldest brother (and leader of their gang) for a pardon on himself and his younger brother.  The repercussions of this deal have far reaching consequences for all involved.

If you've got Comcast On Demand you can find it in the Free Movies this month, in HD even.
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« Reply #72 on: April 13, 2010, 04:46:44 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 13, 2010, 02:03:46 AM

Quote from: map on April 13, 2010, 01:08:13 AM

Love the Duke or not there is a very strong argument to be made for the fact that without him and in particular the Ford/Wayne westerns the majority of the westerns we are recommending would never have been made. Without Ethan Edwards would there ever have been the Clint Eatswood characters.


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pron westerns....  that would give Two Mules for Sister Sara a totally new twist  icon_twisted
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« Reply #73 on: April 13, 2010, 05:58:52 AM »

I also really liked Quigley Down Under.
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« Reply #74 on: April 13, 2010, 06:20:43 AM »

oh, and don't forget Adventures of Brisco County Jr!
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« Reply #75 on: April 13, 2010, 12:10:59 PM »

Little Big Man

Jeremiah Johnson

The Last Hard Men

Lonely are the Brave- a modern western
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« Reply #76 on: April 13, 2010, 05:00:35 PM »

I'm amazed at how many great Westerns are coming up in this thread that I forgot about.

I'll 2nd, 3rd, 4th, whatever.. Shane, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Jeremiah Johnson, Wyatt Erp and Two Mules for Sister Sarah was a lot of fun. Refresh my memory, but that latter one starred Clint Eastwood with Shirley McLean - no?
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« Reply #77 on: April 13, 2010, 05:34:33 PM »

John Ford's Cavalry Trilogy are some of my favorite movies.   Especially Fort Apache.    I'd like to add another  John Ford cavalry picture,  Sergeant Rutledge starring the great Woody Strode as a heroic Buffalo Soldier accused of murder.     He's also in another western classic,  The Man who shot Liberty Valance, as  John Wayne's hired hand/sidekick, Pompey.
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« Reply #78 on: April 13, 2010, 06:23:11 PM »

How about The Quick and the Dead?

It was cheesy, and over the top...but it was a Sam Rami western, so what did you expect?
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« Reply #79 on: April 13, 2010, 08:32:57 PM »

Quote from: hentzau on April 13, 2010, 06:23:11 PM

How about The Quick and the Dead?

It was cheesy, and over the top...but it was a Sam Rami western, so what did you expect?

Sharon Stone as a gunslinger? No.
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