In the mood for a good western...

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  1. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Cat Ballou is definitely one of my favourite films ever.
     
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    I have taken to counting Wilhelm screams. The more of them the happier I am. It means the movie is, whether intended or not, a comedy.
     
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    I remember being sat up on my Dads knee as a child one night when he was watching High Plains Drifter. Man I was mesmerised by it. Loved Clint ever since:)
     
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    I was turning the tv off the other night (no one turns the tv off in this house but the one who rarely watches it...) And "Red River" was coming on, TCM. I sat down and watched it. Not long ago I finally saw "The Searchers" all the way through... To see such an incredible work of art on television nowadays! Bravo!
     
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    The big country - Gregory Peck


     
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    Good soundtrack to that film as well.

     
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    The Coen Brothers' True Grit. A rare case of a film that does justice to the book, and also a doubly rare case of a modern version of a film being far superior to the older version.
     
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    i would pay money to be able to stand there and watch you say that to his face, lol.
     
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    lol. Indeed.
     
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    Went to bed early last night and missed this - haven’t read the whole thread, but I did see the early references to Open Range and Appaloosa.

    Yes. Not just my two favorite westerns, but probably my favorite movies of all time...and that’s saying something, because as genres go, The Western is not my number one.

    Lots of other great movies mentioned, of course, but these two...there’s just something about ‘em, for me anyway. The themes, the acting, the dialogue, the atmosphere, the music, the cinematography...it all comes together. These two movies crept into my soul and stayed there.
     
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    Unforgiven is probably my favorite... I haven't read through the entire thread though.
     
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    3:10 To Yuma is also a good fairly recent one
     
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    I guess I missed something.

    The cornfield is very useful. :D
     
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    I like the Glenn Ford one.
     
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    He Glenn Ford one is way superior.


    Yes it is. ;)
     
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    Wouldn't happen. Nate would tell him to skin that smoke wagon. And he'd tuck tail and run.
     
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    I was thinking that was a remake. I'll have to check out the original. Ben Foster was good in the newer version.
     
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    Ben Foster and Christian Bale are tough to beat. It’s a great movie. But the first one is better.
     
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    Westerns are my favorite genre, used to be James Bond. Ive watched every western movie in color and a few in BW. Well there are a few spaghetti's I started and couldnt finish, most are bad. The Clints are of course the best of that group. I wish they would make one again. I wonder why they are not more popular. I assume if they were the producers would make them more often.
     
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    I don’t even know if I’d have said that much. And I’m chatty. ;)

    Wyatt was generous to Ike.
     
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