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Favorite Westerns with gun fights ?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BlindJustice, Aug 3, 2007.

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  1. BlindJustice

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    The thread that started

    "Sitting here in the middle of the night drinking Jim Beam and watching old movies"

    It got me to thinking sometimes I channel surf and when it comes to TCM
    or AMC . I won't watch the screen, just listen and see how long it takes
    to guess the movie. My older sister was over once and I was doing dishes
    and Cat Ballou was on and she kept trying to get me to come out of the
    kitchen to watch it saying you gotta see this. I finally told her to shut up and watch it - I know what's going on the screen I've seen it enough

    So, hmmm Great Westerns.

    It's not cowboys but
    My fav. John Wayne movie is
    "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"


    Western with gunfights

    SHane - ALan Ladd & Jack Plance as BG

    Rio Bravo/Rio Lobo - about 10 years apart
    but it was almost the same script.

    Ride the High Country
    Only moivie with Randy Scott and Joel McRea
    these two great 'B' western actors were in together.
    High Noon - Gary Cooper
    One Eyed Jacks - not enough gun play
    Destry Rides Again - Jah Jah Jah JImmy Stewwwart...

    I loked tombstone because the weapons were more correct with cap & ball

    Ok Carral - Wayne and Kirk Douglas did it best
     
  2. Molasses

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    About the first and last 5 minutes of "The Wild Bunch". About the last 5 minutes of "Open Range", "Pale Rider" and "The Unforgiven", as runners up.

    Since it's pretty much a straight remake of "Fistfull of Dollars", only set during prohibition: "Last Man Standing" gets honorable mention, especially the hotel clearing bit.

    The fight towards the beginning of "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean" isn't bad (mostly because of the anachronistic model '87 Winchester) and the "gunfight" where he's called out and settles it with the buffalo gun that leaves a hole you can see through isn't half bad, in a black humor kind of way...
     
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    The Spikes Gagng (1974)

    The final shotout between Lee Marvin and Ron Howard (yep, Opie)) is great!
     
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    Western gunfights?

    Silverado has a couple of good ones in it ! :)
     
  5. hksw

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    A favorite since my childhood, The Magnificent Seven (and the film it was copied from, The Seven Samurai).

    Oh, and the Trinity Series as well as the Eastwood speghetti westerns (some of which were also copied from AK's other films).
     
  6. Engel

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    The Quick and the Dead
     
  7. Noxx

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    Gotta go with Unforgiven.

    "deserve's got nothin' to do with it".
     
  8. BlindJustice

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    The Magnificant Seven

    Years after Yul Bryner and Steve McQueen had passed
    Charles Bronson & James COburn were interviewed about the
    mnaking of the film. Cobrun said Bryner came in as the big
    name actor, the star billing. Steve McQQween? IT was among
    his first movies after being "Josh Randall" on The Bounty Hunter.

    They messed around off camera on a break with the sizguns and
    blanks - After McQueen beat him every time on the fast draw
    ol'Yul didn't want to play anymore Coburn brokeinto his tradmark
    BIG toothy grin.

    The guy that got blown away in Judge ROy bean/Paul Newman was
    Stacy Keach playing Bad Bob - rides into town, shoots his own horse
    grabs a pot of coffee straight off the fire and dringks half of it and
    tells the guy sitting there to cook his horse - when asks how he
    wants the horse cooked he sez "Blue!"


    Kinda more of a satire but I imagine that sort of a tactic would
    allow a sheriff to stay alive

    Oh, and in The Shootist Ron Howard kills some other actor
    I don't think it was lee Marvin.
     
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    oldie but goodie

    "The Magnificent Seven," starring Bryner, Chas.Bronson, McQueen,
    Coburn, the Man from UNCLE, and great Mexican banditos; you loved to hate!

    Qualifies also for the "best" gunfire sound effects.

    Melodramatic license, but within the bounds of realism mostly.
     
  10. JackCrow

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    Some of my faves:

    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    High Noon
    Quigley Down Under
    Silverado
    Tombstone
    The Sons of Katie Elder
    Rooster Cogburn
    Red Sun
    The Magnificent Seven
    High Plains Drifter
    A Fistful of Dollars (this and "Last Man Standing" are a remake of Yojimbo)
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
     
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    Not really any great shootouts, but what'd you guys think of Seriphim Falls?
     
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    My favorite western is The Outlaw Josey Wales. Hands down.

    Followed by The Man With No Name Trilogy.

    Tombstone is pretty good too.
     
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    Tough to get it down to just one...

    My Top Ten (in no particular order)

    -The Outlaw Josey Wales

    -Ride the High Country

    -Open Range

    -Destry Rides Again

    -Lonesome Dove

    -The Magnificent Seven

    -Quigley Down Under

    -Winchester '73

    -Tom Horn

    -Shane



    "A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that."

    ~from the book/film Shane
    by Jack Schaefer
     
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    Can't pick just one and like most that were mentioned already (with Quigley nearer the top). Also like the Duke in "The Alamo" & "The Patriot," particularly the "shoot small, miss small/father's vengeance & son's rescue scene. And don't forget Lancaster in "Valdez Is Coming."
     
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    The one with DiCrapio? I think you want the WORST gunfights thread!
     
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    Once Upon a Time in the West. Bronson and Henry Fonda.
    "...the Man from UNCLE..." That'd be Robert Vaughan. Best death scene in any movie ever.
    However, the absolute best shooting scene in any movie is the climatic attack in Zulu.
     
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    The Wild Bunch



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    Paint Your Wagon
     
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    final scene in the wildbunch,
    unforgiven,
    winchester 73',
    valdez is coming,
    tell'em willy boy is here,
    the professionals,
    true grit,
    las bravados,
    open range,
    red river,
    hombre,
    shane,
    man who shot liberty valence,
    conahger,

    theres more, but I can't think of the names.
     
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    Unforgiven
     
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    Tombstone is the only western i have seen that i actually like.....So tombstone it is!
     
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    Quigley Down Under

    Crossfire Trail
     
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    I love the whole opening scene in Once Upon A Time In The West. It seems like about ten minutes buildup to the actual gunfire, which is over in a moment.
     
  23. Mr White

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    Outlaw Josie Wales if probably my favorite western.
    Open Range is my favorite gunfight western.

    There are so man good westerns it'd be impossible to name all the good ones.
     
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    1. Any Clint Eastwood with the gunfight at the end of "The Unforgiven" probably the best.

    2. Any John Wayne with the fight at the end of "The Shootist" the best. Maybe because it was his last.

    3. "The Wild Bunch" at the beginning with the temperance parade coming down the street.

    4. "The Magnificient Seven", several good ones.

    5. At the end of "Quigley Down Under" for the remark "I didn't say I didn't know how to use one, just never had much use for 'em".

    These are "my favorites" but there's many more.
     
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    The Unforgiven

    "Anyone don't wanna get killed....better move on out the back."
     
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