Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by IJ1981, Jun 10, 2022.
Viggo Mortensen: That happened quick
Ed Harris: Everybody could shoot
Priceless storyline and as previously mentioned, wonderful performance by John Wayne - heart rendering due to his real life circumstances. And Jimmy Stewart as the doctor … perfect!
The Unforgiven : Fabulous cast, great role for Clint , tremendous shootout, and Wil Munney’s exit from the town at the end - great stuff!
Can’t wrap this up without mentioning Jeff Bridges’ performance in True Grit … and while we’re at it - Bridges again in a modern day western - Hell or Highwater.
That was another good movie. The "Devil's Backbone" is quite impressive when seen up close.
Charles Bronson was also one of my favorite actors and during his prime was listed as the top actor in Hollywood. For the life of me I can't remember the name of the movie but it was filmed on a train during winter and included Ben Johnson and Richard Crenna in the cast an it is my favorite Bronson western.
"Have A Holly Jolly Christmas" and all that.
That was a series and a darn good one. Sam Elliot had "fierce" down pat in it and don't forget Glenn Ford. That caused me to obtain and read the entire series of novels it was based on.
Not a Western, but I rotate Amazon Queen into my watch list.
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid and Rooster Cogburn and the Lady.
Not great, but fun... .
Tombstone had a great cast; ESPECIALLY Dana Delaney!!
Great soundtrack also.
One of the main reasons McClintock is up toward the top for me too. I'll take El Dorado over Rio Bravo even if they're the same movie. Robert Mitchum and James Caan probably couldn't sing at the Martin/Nelson level but the acting definitely favored them.
Lonely Are the Brave is one of my all-time favorites, along with Monte Walsh (movies about endangered species I suppose. Or just being too hard headed to adapt) The Big Trees. Always liked 3 Godfathers a lot. Treasure of the Sierra Madre...some that I hadn't seen mentioned. I guess it depends on if westerns have to be about cowboys shooting people or not.
"Hey you fella's, how 'bout some beans? Want some beans? We're going through some mighty rough country tomorrow - better have some beans." My avatar.
Treasure of the Sierra Madre is my favorite movie of all time.
Mine too! There's not a wasted line in the entire movie; every moment advances the story to the end. Really like the scene of Walter Huston laying in the hammock being pampered by the Indians. I watch it at least once a year but never really thought of it being a Western. I guess.
A great book also.
“March is a green and muddy month down below. Some folks like it. Farmers, mostly.”
"I'd appreciate it!"
"I should have taken you this morning!"
"You should have tried!"
Two of my favorite JW The Duke movies.
And today is the 43rd anniversary of his death.
Clearly we have refined tastes.
You cook good rabbit Pilgrim...
Funny, I just randomly watched "The Shootist" maybe 2 weeks ago.
My favorites are “Quick and the Dead,” and “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” and “Tombstone.”
Tombstone is another favorite but Kevin Costner's Marcus beat out Russell's in both looks and acting ability. I found it interesting that every mustache in Tombstone was real and not makeup department applied.
True Grit II stunk. Bridges is a good actor but not as Rooster Cogburn. It was dull, boring movie compared to the original. Everyone in it appeared to be simply reading a script and mad for having to do so.
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