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We need more Western Films

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

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  1. sixgun_symphony

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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....
    [​IMG]

    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.

    -K
     
  7. xjer

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    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
    www.dirtroadproductions.com.

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

    Mike
     
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    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!:(
     
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    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....
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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    Skunk

    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]
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    There should be a josey wales part two.:what:
     
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    "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....
     
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    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).
     
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    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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    Remakes

    You think any of the old classic Westerns, if remade today would have the same impact as when originally made. New technology and all??
    I don't.
    I don't care for colorization either. The actors/actresses, and the 'feeling' I think best conveyed by the originals
     
  22. sixgun_symphony

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    They should not remake any of the old classics.

    But there is enough real history that would make a good Wester adventure film. Lots of story's that have yet to be told.

    Perhaps more of the Old, Old West? As in fur trappers and Injuns? The Life of Hugh Glass is would make for a great movie.

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  23. Mr Bill

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    Trinity

    My last two rentals have been the Trinity movies. In fact tonight I watch "Trinity Is Still My Name." I because the film was so blurry and the color so washed it was hard to watch. Sure would like to see more sequels or even have them re-made. Also watched "The Shootist" earlier this week. Watched it twice.
    Had to turn off the DirecTV a month ago so I don't get the Western Channel anymore. Thought it was the only decent channel out of the whole lot. Wanted the outdoor channel too but that would've even cost more money. Can't afford $46 for TV stations any longer.
    I'm 47 and think they should be making more of them. A lot more. JMHO.
    Bill
     
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    I'm also 47.

    So what I'm wondering is our want for Western an "era" related thing. We learned values, moral, disipline, respect, gun handling (don't recall six shooters back then shooting without a reload), manners. Guns were accepted and taught in the home, schools... also.
    Before Politics, PC and the like. Kids today I guess don't really have this media experience as we did.
    Agree with the historical/biographical themes.
     
  25. BigG

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    I agree. I've viewed lots of westerns and would like to see new stories. Josey Wales is one of the better recent efforts but it's 25 years old already! :what: Unforgiven is also a goodun.

    BTW, you can leave Kevin Costner out. Dances With Wolves made me retch. :banghead:
     
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