Author Topic: GREATEST WESTERNS  (Read 2466 times)

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Re: GREATEST WESTERNS
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2014, 10:10:22 AM »
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Re: GREATEST WESTERNS
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2014, 11:00:37 AM »
I am surprised we've never done a thread like this before.


I'm surprised you've forgotten about these two threads:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=4845.0

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=18561.msg296231;topicseen#msg296231

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In the meantime, my favourite western is still this one:



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Re: GREATEST WESTERNS
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2014, 11:53:05 AM »
I'm a big fan of many westerns .. including Bruce Willis in Last Man Standing ...  8)

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Re: GREATEST WESTERNS
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2014, 11:27:01 AM »
Lee Van Cleef is right up there with Clint Eastwood and Yul Brynner in my book:









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Re: GREATEST WESTERNS
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« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2014, 12:43:21 PM »
"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats" ...  Albert Schweitzer

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Re: GREATEST WESTERNS
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2014, 02:05:43 AM »
Another recommendation:

"Ride The High Country" (1962)
-Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea

Plot: IMDB
An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory.  But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double cross him.

Phantoms Review: One of the last great American made westerns. Beautifully directed by Sam Peckinpah. This is the first and only time that western heroes Scott and McCrea appeared together, in fact Scott retired after this film, because he felt he couldn't do any better and he wanted to go out on top.
Wonderful script, fine performances, and plenty of western action. This film is a true classic.

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Re: GREATEST WESTERNS
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2014, 06:31:05 AM »
Another recommendation:

"Ride The High Country" (1962)
-Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea

Plot: IMDB
An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory.  But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double cross him.

Phantoms Review: One of the last great American made westerns. Beautifully directed by Sam Peckinpah. This is the first and only time that western heroes Scott and McCrea appeared together, in fact Scott retired after this film, because he felt he couldn't do any better and he wanted to go out on top.
Wonderful script, fine performances, and plenty of western action. This film is a true classic.

Nice review!

I'm a big fan of Randolph Scott .. loved his smooth calm voice in all his flicks.
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Re: GREATEST WESTERNS
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2014, 10:21:52 PM »
(The whole Cary Grant thing casts an interesting light on his Oater image, though...)

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Re: GREATEST WESTERNS
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2014, 11:57:48 PM »
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Re: GREATEST WESTERNS
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2014, 06:59:29 AM »
Not the best western ever but I like it ....

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Re: GREATEST WESTERNS
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2014, 09:25:00 AM »
Isn't this one often acclaimed as the best western ever?



Charles Bronson versus Henry Fonda! It doesn't get much better than that.

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Re: GREATEST WESTERNS
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2014, 10:02:03 AM »
I agree, Once Upon a Time in the West is an entertaining flick.    :D
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Re: GREATEST WESTERNS
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2014, 02:58:08 PM »
Speaking  of Henry Fonda,

'The Ox-Bow Incident' (1943)
-Henry Fonda, Henry Morgan
Plot: when a posse catches up to three men suspected of killing a local farmer some of them become  strongly divided on whether or not to lynch the men.

Phantoms Review: this film is a masterpiece plain and simple. it is light on Western action but heavy on characters an excellent acting. hauntingly beautifully in  its black and white cinematography ,this is a very deep psychological drama that makes you think about what you would do in the same situation. A true American classic, that is not to be missed.

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Re: GREATEST WESTERNS
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2014, 07:03:43 PM »
"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats" ...  Albert Schweitzer