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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:12 pm  Reply with quote



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A dying breed.

I love The Western. I spent alot of time out west in my youth camping in places like Wyoming, Nevada, the Dakotas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado. It's magnificiently beautiful out there and I took pictures of everything. The cinematogrophy in a good Western is second to none. My fiancee has agreed to move to New Mexico with me once the kids are grown. Can't wait. I'm buying a horse.

I watched a few of them over the weekend.

I still don't like John Wayne.

Unforgiven - My favorite Western. Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Richard Harris. Great, dark movie.

Open Range - Robert Duvall. It may be a slow burn, like most Westerns, but the payoff is an awesome gunfight and if you've got surround sound turn it up.

Pale Rider - Another great Clint Eastwood directed movie. The 15 year old girl wanting to fuck the Preacher cracks me up. great movie

The Magnificient Seven - Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn. About as star studded as a Western can get. Yeah it's old and cheesy but the great actors in this movie transcend its cheesiness.

Tombstone -

Kurt Russell ... Wyatt Earp
Val Kilmer ... Doc Holliday
Sam Elliott ... Virgil Earp
Bill Paxton ... Morgan Earp
Powers Boothe ... Curly Bill Brocius
Michael Biehn ... Johnny Ringo
Charlton Heston ... Henry Hooker

Val Kilmer does a fucking great Doc Holliday.

3:10 to Yuma (remake) - Russell Crowe is one of THE greatest actors of our time and Bale wasn't half bad either.

The Burrowers - A great one as well. Love it.
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Didn't See It Coming
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:15 pm  Reply with quote



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Once Upon a Time in the West _ Easily the best western I've ever seen.
High Noon
Unforgiven
Tombstone
Stagecoach
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Shane
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Richard Bastard
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:40 pm  Reply with quote



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Shane, for sure
Fistful of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More (my favorite)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Fistful of Dynamite
Once Upon a Time in the West
Young Guns
Dead Man
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Didn't See It Coming
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:44 pm  Reply with quote



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I really need to see A Fistful of Dynamite.
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Richard Bastard
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:21 pm  Reply with quote



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It's veeeery different from Leone's other westerns, but awesomely cool nonetheless...
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:11 pm  Reply with quote



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I will be your knight in shining armour
Riding across the desert with a fine arab charger
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Richard Bastard
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:11 pm  Reply with quote



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High Plains Drifter
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Emy
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:23 pm  Reply with quote



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I'm not normally that into Western movies, so for my taste my be odd in the genre.

I really like Young Guns (even like its sequel quite a bit).

And, maybe because it's a Western without being too much of a Western, I really love Blueberry which was renamed Renegade for its US dvd release.
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Richard Bastard
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:29 pm  Reply with quote



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McCabe & Mrs. Miller is pretty interesting...

what about Blazing Saddles?
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Richard Bastard
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and shit, I forgot one of my all time favorites, The Wild Bunch

great fucking film
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:36 pm  Reply with quote



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Blazing Saddles is a Western and pretty fucking funny so yeah.

Blueberry?

My gf doesn't like very many Westerns but since I made her watch so many over the weekend she rented Brokeback Mountain and was watching it this morning before work. I don't think so.
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Emy
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Floydian Trip wrote:

Blueberry?



Yep.

Here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0276830/

I really like this movie a lot, but if you watch it, keep in mind that it is a bit on the trippy side as the director was studying/experimenting with the occult and other systems of belief as he shot it. It is based on a comic from France. I have no idea if the comic has been translated or not. The adventureso f Mike Blueberry or something like that. It's in part by 'Moebius'.
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Emy
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More about Moebius:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Giraud


More about Blueberry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blueberry_(comics)

Also, I should say that the movie is bit far from the origins of Bluebrry but hey, it's good.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:54 pm  Reply with quote



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Emy wrote:
Floydian Trip wrote:

Blueberry?



Yep.

Here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0276830/

I really like this movie a lot, but if you watch it, keep in mind that it is a bit on the trippy side as the director was studying/experimenting with the occult and other systems of belief as he shot it. It is based on a comic from France. I have no idea if the comic has been translated or not. The adventureso f Mike Blueberry or something like that. It's in part by 'Moebius'.


Wow, now I really want to see it.
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Didn't See It Coming
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:36 pm  Reply with quote



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Young Guns was really, really bad.
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