For A Few Dollars More.
For A Few Dollars More.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time - Leo Tolstoy
American Western: RIO BRAVO
Italian Western: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
I have several for different reasons.... but if I had to pick ONE overall it would be THE SEARCHERS with HIGH NOON a close second.
Gotta go with Unforgiven. High Noon would be next. Paroled to Die coming in 3rd.
It fluctuates between The Searchers and Red River.
I... I'm frozen with indecision.
Do I go with the classic Wastern like Red RIver or The Searchers?
Do I go with the popular big 60's movie like Big Jake, or Rio Lobo/El Dorado or the War Wagon?
Do I go with the great humor westerns like Cat Ballou or McClintock or Support Your local Gunfighter/Sheriff?
Do I go with the Spaghetti brand like High Plains Drifter or The Good, Bad and Ugly?
PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE!
There are exceptions of couse, great movies like High noon, Shane, ride the high country,cat balou [comedy] the wild bunch, winchester 73, bend of the river, unforgiven [1960 burt lancaster]. and manny more. Both large and small. and of couse newer ones like, dancing with wolves, tombstone. and unforgiven clint eastwood.
Other old westerns, the westerner, tumbel weeds[silent william s hart] my darling clemintine, gunfight at the ok corral.
But when you talk westerns you always begin and end with the Duke
True grit, red river, rio bravo, the man who shot liberty valence, tall in the saddle, sons of katy elder, big jake, cowboys[mr chips out west] stage coach, [first adult western] the cavery thriology, fort apache, she wore a yellow ribon, rio grand, angel and the badman, mcclintock [comedy] and many more.
But the greatest of all was the searchers. The movie that inspired Star wars. Wayne plays a racist close to the edge of madness. His whole life is consumed by hate. His hatred of indians, for being on the losing side in the cival war, for the brother who married the only woman he ever could love. His hated is all consuming, it's what he lives on. He even plans on killing his kid napped niece because she was living with a buck.
One reviewer wrote "If you don't think wayne couldn't be scary watch him in the Searchers. That is how a real mad man acts."
Hard subject for the late fifties. The movie got bad reviews. Being called raw and disgusting. It is considered today as one of the greates of american movies.
Side note On deep space nine today they will be playing the eposode of Nog living in a halo program. In it he is watching shane on tv. he tuns it off and tells Nick Fontaine, "Good movie, but I like the searchers better!'
See even in the 24th century they know that the Duke is the true king of the western!
My favorite western is A Fistful Of Dollars.
The Outlaw Josey Wales.
I'm a big western fan though and it's hard to pick just one. A Fistful of Dollars, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Unforgiven, Silverado, The Wild Bunch . . .
The Wild Bunch
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Hired Hand
I don't know if it considered a Western as much as a fantasy, but
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN
After that I would go with
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Magnificent Seven
We'd like to wish EZMOHR all the best in his future....ah forget it.
I can't pick just one. In no particular order:
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
That's all that come to mind at the moment.
I will watch the Outlaw Josey Wales any time it is on.
Lonesome Dove is good beyond all belief.
John Wayne is the King here and some of the ones mentioned are tops on my list, but I am going to throw out The Shootist, since it hasn't been been brought up and should be on anyones list.
We're not gonna let our history dictate our journey, a lot times, your journey can dictate history.
I believe that the measure of any one person or group of people should not be by how many times you get knocked down; in my mind, it should be by how many times you get back up.
Get Well Soon, Ben.
Great movie and mad did a great send up. after the final shoot out the boy askes i thought you wanted to get killed. why did you kill every body?
Wayne, "Force of habit!"
The frisco kid with wilder and ford about the jewish rabbi travelling west was a very good western comedy. it could have been great. wayne was suposed to play the Ford part. But the producers wanted wayne to take a pay cut! Imagine asking the all time box office champ to take a pay cut?
That would have been a great role for the duke and a really fun movie. I hate the idea of computer generated actors. But i really would be vewry interested in seeing that movie redone with wayne in the ford part. be warned folk that day is comming.
vr sets then vr actors!