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We need more Western Films

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by sixgun_symphony, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. There just aren't enough Western Films being made.

    I would like to see Hollywood produce a new film about the Old, Old West where Lewis & Clark lead the Corps of Discovery to explore the Western Wilderness Frontier all the way to the Pacific Coast. It would make a good TV Mini series now that we are coming on to the 200th Anniversery of their expedition.

    A film on Bleeding Kansas would be good. The PC crowd of course will love it because the Jayhawkers won that war against the Pro-Slavery side. I think it will just be an opportunity for a 19th Century action film.

    I would like to see Tom Selleck play Billy Dixon in a film about the battle of Adobe Walls.
  2. Apple a Day

    Apple a Day Well-Known Member

    Isn't there a new Selleck film coming out soon? I seem to remember seeing an add for one.
  3. geekay

    geekay Well-Known Member

    Good idea as long as thy are REAL westerns and not the pshycological B.S. or P.C. garbage they been doling out this last twenty years. Tom Selleck and Sam Elliot have done a good job of bringing some of Louse L'Amour's yarns to screen and might be keen to do more, I hope.
  4. David Roberson

    David Roberson Well-Known Member

    Tom Selleck is in a new version of "Monte Walsh" coming out either late January or February. It's not clear whether this is a remake of the "Monte Walsh" that starred Lee Marvin and Jack Palance or if it's something different (apparently the original movie didn't include the entire Monte Walsh saga).

    Unfortunately, Westerns aren't as popular as they once were -- it's mainly the over-40 crowd that likes them, and movies are made mainly for the 18-35 demographic -- and they're also expensive to make. That's not a good combination for those of us who would like to see more of them.
  5. Joe Demko

    Joe Demko Well-Known Member

    Rent and watch "The Culpepper Cattle Company" and "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" to see the old west in all its grubby glory.
  6. Kaylee

    Kaylee Moderator

    darn it sixgun, just you hush! I'm trying to ignore the siren call of an old-timey Rodeo SAA, and you're not helping! I neeed another gun these days like I need a hole in the head. :p

    Oh yeah....

    This is my great granddad... my gramma says he was Waaaaay tall, and very striking, and I BELIEVE he's the one that was a sheriff in a distant part of rural texas shortly after the turn of the last century, when it was still a little "Wild West." She says she remembers seeing his gunbelt tossed over a post of his and her momma's bed in case he got a call in the middle of the night.

  7. xjer

    xjer Well-Known Member

    New western

    Alan Autery from the tv series "In the heat of the night" has a
    new western out. You can learn more about it at

    It looks like it might be all right. Alan Autery is now a mayor
    in California. He is suppose to be very pro Constitution.

  8. PATH

    PATH Well-Known Member

    Makes me pine for the days when Republic Pictures was rolling them out. I also love those Italian SPaghetti Westerns!

    No they really don't make a lot of good Westerns anymore now do they!:(
  9. Drizzt

    Drizzt Well-Known Member

    For all the other worthless stuff they have on there, TNT is about the only place I know of to see new westerns.

    At one point, wasn't there going to be a sequel to Silverado? I always thought that one was pretty fun. Not as fun as Quigley Down Under, but good all the same....
  10. sm

    sm member

    Kaylee, what a striking photo! Sounds like a little history to me. Any way to research him?

    Yeah I'm over 40, I like westerns, grew up with them. Told my age allows this attitude.

    For just general entertainment The Sackett's with Tom Selleck, Sam Elliot, Kathryn Ross, are pretty good. Miss the 'ghetti westerns. But not many people grow up with or associate with them.

    Still, I will check out the above and wait for another.
  11. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    Shanghai Knights?

    How about Shanghai Knights, the sequel to Shanghai Noon? Chinese guy comes to the US, does cowboy gunsringing stuff.

    I should have been casted in that flick.
  12. sm

    sm member


    I don't think sharkskin was time relevant.

    The Image in my mind-Skunk-replete with twin Walkers, chaps, spurs , lever action saddle carbine...
    Gee ,the tac alone would be worth the admisson price...:D
    [kidding ya Skunk]
  13. David Roberson

    David Roberson Well-Known Member

    Drizzt, you're correct that there was supposed to be a sequel to Silverado. I question now whether it will come to pass. Some of the stars of Silverado are probably pretty expensive these days, particularly Danny Glover -- although Kevin Costner is probably reasonably priced now that his last four or five films have all tanked upon release.
  14. ball3006

    ball3006 Well-Known Member

    Probably won't see it soon.....

    Hollywood is too much into the personality type AAAAA bald bigmouth cop movies to put out any decient westerns. SiFi tv channel is bringing out a series on the Tremors movies.....chris3
  15. jjmorgan64

    jjmorgan64 Well-Known Member

    That's why I have the Westerns channel on my satelite dish, none of these dad blaimed new shows are as good as the old ones anyway, heck I don't mind watching them a couple of times.:D
  16. Cliff

    Cliff Well-Known Member

    Affirmative on the Westerns channel,great movies 24 hours a day,and I don't mind watching a good shoot um up more then once either.:D
  17. perry

    perry Well-Known Member

    There should be a josey wales part two.:what:
  18. Gladius

    Gladius Well-Known Member

    "A film on Bleeding Kansas would be good. The PC crowd of course will love it because the Jayhawkers won that war against the Pro-Slavery side."

    Sounds sort of like Ride with the Devil, which told the story from the side of the Bushwhackers (in particular, a young bushwhacker played by Spiderman Tobey Maguire).... the centerpiece of the film is a reenactment of the Lawrence, Kansas raid.... an interesting film, and not totally PC....
  19. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Good news guys. There's a new movie coming out on the Alamo.

    I would like to see more Western theme productions. The Fetterman Massacre would be a good one. Something on the 24th & 25th Infantry (like a history show) or the 9th & 10 Cav. How about the Galvinized Yankees (former Confederates who agreed to serve the Union but not against their former countrymen)? Even the actions of the Confederate Cherokees would be good too (Stan Watie was the last Conf. general to surrender).
  20. roscoe

    roscoe Well-Known Member

    The last decent western, and the only decent one in a long while, was Unforgiven. Not a whole lot of romanticization there. A little taste of what violence can be like, in my opinion.

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