What is your favorite western film?

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Re: What is your favorite western film?

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Skibo wrote:I'll watch any western made before 1970 that doesn't have Jimmy Stewart in it. The stuff made after 1970 starts to drag in political bias and are less historically accurate.
Thanks, Skibo. That's more or less what I was saying; you just put it in a nutshell.
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Skibo wrote:I'll watch any western made before 1970 that doesn't have Jimmy Stewart in it. The stuff made after 1970 starts to drag in political bias and are less historically accurate.
If anything, films made post-1970 benefit from having much more accurate info about the the time period available to them or is this what is referred to as "revisionist history"? As for not wanting Westerns to provoke thought, why should they be any different from other genres of movies? Over the years, Westerns have incorporated elements of comedy and drama. Some, have even shot for a sense of realism, true to the time period. For years it was believed Columbus discovered America. Is it considered "revisonist" history that he did not? Once new, accurate information has been made available I see no harm in it being utilized in the making of movies or the re-writing of history books. I also have no problem with movies such as The Unforgiven that make us look at gunslingers from a different point of view than was the norm in Westerns to start with.

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Skibo wrote:I'll watch any western made before 1970 that doesn't have Jimmy Stewart in it. The stuff made after 1970 starts to drag in political bias and are less historically accurate.
Jimmy Stewart? You don't like Jimmy Stewart?? [smilie=gunhappyyank.gif] Them's fightin' words.
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pair8head wrote:
Skibo wrote:I'll watch any western made before 1970 that doesn't have Jimmy Stewart in it. The stuff made after 1970 starts to drag in political bias and are less historically accurate.
Jimmy Stewart? You don't like Jimmy Stewart?? [smilie=gunhappyyank.gif] Them's fightin' words.
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Skibo wrote:
pair8head wrote:
Skibo wrote:I'll watch any western made before 1970 that doesn't have Jimmy Stewart in it. The stuff made after 1970 starts to drag in political bias and are less historically accurate.
Jimmy Stewart? You don't like Jimmy Stewart?? [smilie=gunhappyyank.gif] Them's fightin' words.
Most over rated actor ever.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Tell that to Stallone, Norris, Vin Diesel, and about a hundred other "Action Stars"
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Feature Films:
True Grit
Rooster Cogburn
The Quick and the Dead
Quigley Down Under
Dances With Wolves

TV Movies:
Monte Walsh
Crossfire Trail
The Sacketts
Shadow Riders
Last Stand At Sabre River
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The "Cowboys" with John Wayne. 8)
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I was trying to think of a western I liked. And I realized that I really don't like any of them.

There are lots of types of movies I don't personally care for.

Violent, depressing, or sad movies are all on my list of no no's. I don't go to the movies to be depressed or enraged. I want them to make me feel happy/good. We can get bombarded with enough of the bad stuff without even trying... :-? I can't imagine wanting to pay to sit through something that makes me unhappy.
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Tiki Torches wrote:The best Western ever made:

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I also love Rio Bravo!

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pair8head wrote:
Skibo wrote:I'll watch any western made before 1970 that doesn't have Jimmy Stewart in it. The stuff made after 1970 starts to drag in political bias and are less historically accurate.
Jimmy Stewart? You don't like Jimmy Stewart?? [smilie=gunhappyyank.gif] Them's fightin' words.
I agree. Jimmy was a kind man. And my grandfathers' commanding office in the Army Air Corps. And I loved his acting. :)

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Re: What is your favorite western film?

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SchoolGirlHeart wrote: Dances With Wolves
LOVE LOVE this movie. :)

And yeah, Cat Ballou was awesome. :D

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SMLCHNG wrote:
pair8head wrote:
Skibo wrote:I'll watch any western made before 1970 that doesn't have Jimmy Stewart in it. The stuff made after 1970 starts to drag in political bias and are less historically accurate.
Jimmy Stewart? You don't like Jimmy Stewart?? [smilie=gunhappyyank.gif] Them's fightin' words.
I agree. Jimmy was a kind man. And my grandfathers' commanding office in the Army Air Corps. And I loved his acting. :)
Yeah, lay off of Jimmy Stewart. He had some great films. :pirate:
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Tiki Torches wrote:Image


Hey, this was one I liked and remember well. Using real-life brothers seemed to make the James, Fords and Youngers that much more credible.

GREAT soundtrack, too.
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The Best Westerns ever made are:

1. Shane
2. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
3. The Searchers

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SchoolGirlHeart wrote:Feature Films:
True Grit
Rooster Cogburn
The Quick and the Dead
Quigley Down Under
Dances With Wolves

TV Movies:
Monte Walsh
Crossfire Trail
The Sacketts
Shadow Riders
Last Stand At Sabre River

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Not a real big fan of westerns, just wasn't my thing, I guess. I did like the Young Guns movies though. Billy the Kid's story has always intrigued me. The only western novel I ever liked was Anything for Billy by Larry McMurtry.
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Fans of author Larry McMurtry may also enjoy the songwriting of his very gifted son, James McMurtry. James is presently one of the very best songwriters out there.


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Tiki Torches wrote:Fans of author Larry McMurtry may also enjoy the songwriting of his very gifted son, James McMurtry. James is presently one of the very best songwriters out there.


:lol: :lol: :lol: He plays Boise once a year..
I love that song!!

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