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Posted: Dec 4, 2007 4:56 pm
 
I've been getting into western movies lately. So far my favorites have been The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (I've been working my way through the Eastwood catalog), and the Wild Bunch.

Any recommendations? What's a good John Wayne movie to start with?
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 4:59 pm
 
Stagecoach for early classic Wayne and/or The Shootist for later Wayne...
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:00 pm
 
also love Rio Bravo
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:05 pm
 
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

But Eastwood has my fav's. Pale Rider and Outlaw Josey Wales; I don't care how many times they come on, I'll watch 'em.

Also, Little Big Man is pretty funy. But not Apple Dumpling Gang funny.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:11 pm
 
The Magnificent 7
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Big Country
A Fistful of Dollars
Two Mules for Sister Sarah
The Indian Fighter
The Big Sky
Far Country
Bend of The River
Destry Rides Again (Jimmy Stewart AND Marlene Dietrich!)
Broken Arrow
The Man from Laramie
The Wild Bunch
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:11 pm
 
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Also AWESOME!
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:11 pm
 
I thought Pale Rider was ok, but not as good as some of the other Eastwood shit I've seen. I thought Unforgiven was pretty sweet. Also just saw Fistfull of Dollars and that ruled.

Thanks for the suggestions dudez, I'm gonna go queue 'em up on Netflix right now!
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:16 pm
 
Red River
The Searchers
Fort Apache
The Tall T
My Darling Clementine
The Long Riders
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:18 pm
 
not strictly a western, but the proposition is pretty damn good.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:20 pm | Edited by: jahna
 
just saw Fistful of Dollars and that ruled

You might want to rent For A Few Dollars More, then.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:21 pm
 
some of the other Eastwood shit I've seen

High Plains Drifter!

One my all time faves. They paint the town red and change its name to Hell. Midget gets to be sheriff. Dark & disturbing. Also directed by Eastwood if my memory is on.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:26 pm
 
High Plains Drifter is good. Stay away from Hang 'Em High.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:47 pm
 
oh. we want italian westerns.

well my faves are


corbucci's (sp?)
the great silence
Django

and

castellaris' (sp?)
Keoma
Go Kill Everybody and Come Back Alive


put those on yr netflix queue
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:50 pm
 
Anthony Mann made some great westerns w/jimmy stewart:
Bend of the River
Winchester '73
and Man of the West (not on dvd yet)
Also:
Seven Men from Now has got lee marvin as a bad guy, some cool gunfights
John Ford's been covered already.
tons of good spaghetti's, but any directed by sergio corbucci is great (django, companeros, the great silence). plus, a minute to pray a second to die, and the trinity movies.
the terror of tiny town is the best midget western i've seen.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:50 pm
 
Duck, You Suckers has been on tv all the time lately...perhaps not the greatest, but the title rules!
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:50 pm
 
Blazing Saddles
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:54 pm | Edited by: Rumpleforeskin
 
The Searchers(listed above but my favorite movie of all time)
Wagonmaster(c 1950 John Ford movie with Ben Johnson)
Will Penny
The Hanging Tree(not available on DVD) Welcome to Hard Times
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Nevada Smith
The Gunfighter
The Shooting
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:54 pm
 
In addition the the many listed above check John Wayne's first a-movie, 1930's The Big Trail, directed by Raoul Walsh. Awesome and brutal. Great scenery and early use of sound.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:57 pm
 
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:58 pm
 
McCabe and Mrs. Miller : how could I have forgotten that one?
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 6:06 pm
 
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 6:13 pm
 
You need some Lee Van Cleef spaghetti westerns
The Big Gundown is great, but unfortunately not easy to get hold of on dvd.
Death Rides a Horse is pretty great and violent.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 6:15 pm
 
I'm wit rumple... The Shooting is great! And McCabe and Mrs. Miller! I would also suggest the Hired Hand and The Professionals. Basically anything with Lee Marvin or Warren Oates.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 6:17 pm
 
The Searchers has got to be the archetype.


I always liked the Walter Hill Jesse James movie with all the brothers in it but have forgotten the name...

the Sam Fuller "I Shot Jesse James" movie is pretty good too

but they say those are "Middle Westerns" 'cause they're set in Mizzou
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 6:22 pm
 
I always liked the Walter Hill Jesse James movie with all the brothers in it but have forgotten the name
Long Riders, yeah a good one.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 6:24 pm
 
And the Long Riders features an obigitory David Carradine martial arts fight
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 6:27 pm
 
Thanks for the suggestions dudez, I'm gonna go queue 'em up on Netflix right now!
dude, we're netflix buddies. check some of my recent movies for some good ones. "the great silence" "companeros" both sergio corbucci films, "once upon a time in the west"
did anybody mention "shane"? jack palance plays the ultimate western villain in that one.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 6:28 pm
 
I always liked the Walter Hill Jesse James movie with all the brothers in it but have forgotten the name
Long Riders, yeah a good one



mentioned above

she wore a yellow ribbon is a fave movie period; i just did not want too many fords on my list, a man i've already said is perhaps america's greatest director. BUT everyone knows what i think of altman and Mccabe really belongs on any great film list, western or not

thanks

btw anthony mann's are great; budd boettcher too--i think i included one in my list
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 6:45 pm
 
Mad Max
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 6:59 pm
 
Did anybody see the Brad Pitt jesse james movie?

I heard wildly mixed things
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 7:00 pm
 
no but i liked val kilmer's performance a lot as doc holliday in whatchamacallit
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 7:02 pm
 
Gary Cooper - High Noon.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 7:05 pm
 
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 7:10 pm
 
El Topo
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 7:51 pm
 
I haven't seen it yet, but "Tears of the Black Tiger" looks really good.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 8:03 pm
 
Spaghettis all worthy of your time and easily available on DVD:

Run Man Run
Sabata (& its sequels Adios Sabata and Return of Sabata)
My Name is Nobody
Mannaja: A Man Called Blade
Django Kill! ... If you Live, Shoot!
Keoma
Four of the Apocalypse
A Bullet for the General
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 8:38 pm
 
no but i liked val kilmer's performance a lot as doc holliday in whatchamacallit

Tombstone. Also very awesome.

Hey Mark, have you seen any of the Deadwood series? I've only seen the first season, but it was highly good.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 9:34 pm
 
Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (Robert Duvall as Jesse James - great!)
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 9:42 pm | Edited by: Rumpleforeskin
 
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (because of Slim Pickens and Chill Wills). "Damn you ,Pat, you made me shit my britches."
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 10:15 pm
 
RIde the High Country's pretty good as well.
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 10:18 pm
 
Great Northfield Minnesota Raid


great direction

RIde the High Country


i love this film

My Name is Nobody

absolutely
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 10:27 pm
 
Posted: Dec 4, 2007 11:06 pm
 
Wild Bunch is essential. It has my favorite gun-fight scene ever. Any other Peckinpah is great to see as well.
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 12:29 am
 
Once Upon a Time in the West is my favourite. I wrote a song loosely based on it.
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 1:07 am
 
You might want to rent For A Few Dollars More, then

Definitely the best of the three.

I'm surprised nobody mentioned the unwatchable (except for the soundtrack) Dead Man. But then again I find it very hard to sit through any Jim Jarmusch film.
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 1:32 am
 
t very hard to sit through any Jim Jarmusch film.



he's a fellow akronite and i loved stranger in paradise

but MAn I CAN'T SIT THROUGH HIS MOVIES
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 2:17 am
 
I'm surprised nobody mentioned the unwatchable (except for the soundtrack) Dead Man. But then again I find it very hard to sit through any Jim Jarmusch film.
I love Dead Man. It's the only Jarmusch film I really like and to me gets better every time I watch it.
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 2:19 am
 
Once Upon a Time in the West is my favourite. I wrote a song loosely based on it.

One of my favorite movies of all time. I also wrote a song based on the title mainly, being the AKE track "Once Upon a Time in the Midwest"...

I'm a big Lee Van Cleef fan, though, especially For a Few Dollars More and Death Rides a Horse. I haven't been able to track down the Big Gundown, but I have the soundtrack!

Most spaghetti westerns in general: the Django movies, My Name is Nobody, lotsa others...

And other stuff already mentioned: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, the Searchers, the Wild Bunch, High Noon, etc...
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 2:20 am
 
Hey Crowbar, we should get together and watch some Westerns and then go bowling or vice versa...
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 2:26 am
 
Hey Crowbar, we should get together and watch some Westerns and then go bowling
gay!!!!
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 3:02 am
 
Ox-Bow Incident -- GRIM!
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 6:14 am | Edited by: Mark Beef
 
westerns, not mentioned yet, worth watching

Unforgiven
Chato's Land
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
True Grit
The Appaloosa
Lonely Are The Brave
One Eyed Jacks
Ravenous
The Professionals
Cat Ballou
Cutthroats 9
the Tall T
Ramrod
Day of the Outlaw
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 6:40 am
 
oh yeah

and VALLEY OF GWANGI
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 12:11 pm
 
what!
no gay western fans?

like the one where Waren Oates is a closet homo trying to get Stacey Keech's cock hard by reading him Greek History.

or the one where Marlon Brando is hired by uptight ranchers to exterminate Jack Nicholson's gang of rustlers
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 12:12 pm
 
would you say Gunga Din is a western?
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 2:43 pm
 
TEARS OF THE BLACK TIGER!!!!!!!!! Just came out on DVD, too.

Posted: Dec 5, 2007 2:49 pm
 
You know, Unforgiven was kinda so-so until the big ending, which is pretty fucking intense and ranks up there with Clint's best scenes. I should watch more westerns....kinda too ADD for most of 'em, but I like gunfights and Wild West hookers and gunfights involving Wild West hookers.
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 2:59 pm
 
Young Guns II
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 3:17 pm
 
BLAZING SADDLES
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 3:19 pm
 
PAINT YOUR WAGON
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 3:27 pm | Edited by: Crowbar
 
dude, we're netflix buddies. check some of my recent movies for some good ones.

NETFLIX BUDDIEZ 4 LIFE!! Hey, you gonna be in Lafayette for the holidays?


Hey Mark, have you seen any of the Deadwood series?

Never heard of it. Is it some kind of HBO program or something?


Hey Crowbar, we should get together and watch some Westerns and then go bowling or vice versa...

Shit dude, it's hard enough just to get you to go bowling! But yeah, I'll give you a call sometime. Where you livin' now? Maybe we can institute some kinda Get Wasted, Watch Westerns night. Is THAT gay enough for you, Baker?
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 3:29 pm
 
Is THAT gay enough for you, Baker?

THAT is gay enough for a drawing
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 3:31 pm
 
I like gunfights and Wild West hookers and gunfights involving Wild West hookers.

I like the part in Unforgiven when the cut-up girl is trying to offer Clint a free one, and he's all saying he can't because of his wife, "...but if I was in a position to take a free one, I reckon I'd want a free one with you." Heart Warming!
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 3:34 pm
 
THAT is gay enough for a drawing

Hey, I'm retired!

....but maybe if the pay is right, and you can find the proper motivations, you can bring this tired ol' inkslinger back for one last job.
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 4:07 pm
 
Spaghetti Westerns are top notch for humor and excitement;
I recommend "Fist Full of Lead". HIGH-larious
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 4:37 pm
 
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter

Whoa!!! I didn't expect to see this on the list! I always buy the cheap horror dvds they have at wal-mart...and this is one of my favorite finds!!!
Posted: Dec 5, 2007 5:54 pm
 
dude, we're netflix buddies. check some of my recent movies for some good ones.

NETFLIX BUDDIEZ 4 LIFE!! Hey, you gonna be in Lafayette for the holidays?


i think i'm dj'ing on the 22nd (Saturday), and i'll be around on the 23rd then family stuff and back to Ohio. i won't be there as long as i want.
Posted: Dec 6, 2007 2:41 am
 
If you have about 2 hours, watch "Johnny Guitar." If you have about 7 minutes, watch "Drip-Along Daffy."
Posted: Dec 6, 2007 4:24 am
 
i was just about to say Johnny Guitar! yes.

Just saw My Name Is Nobody. Very nice.

800 bullets is post all this, but fun.

'couse seven samurai and then onto the zatoichi action... neverending!
Posted: Dec 6, 2007 8:34 am
 
Shane
The Ox-Bow Incident
3:10 To Yuma (origianal)
Ride The High Country
The Professionals
Duel in the Sun
The Tall T
7 Men From Now
The Tin Star
Bite The Bullet
Fistful of Dynamite
Bad Day at Black Rock (kinda westerny)
Posted: Dec 6, 2007 6:10 pm
 
Never heard of it. Is it some kind of HBO program or something?

Yep!

Brokeback Mountain seems like it'd be right up your "alley" too...
Posted: Dec 6, 2007 6:46 pm
 
FUCK YOU DUDE I'M NOT GAY YOU'RE GAY
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