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Top 5 Westerns
« on: September 20, 2007, 03:04:11 AM »
After watching 3:10 to Yuma I had a hankering for a Western list, and I did a quick check and didn't see a top 5 western list thread and figured I'd start one.  If I missed it, just close this down and include it in the other thread.  Also, I'm on the verge of shooting a western sequence for my next film, and need some films to watch as reference.

Top 5 Westerns

1.The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
2.Silverado
3.Once Upon a Time in the West
4.The Searchers
5.El Diablo
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Re: Top 5 Westerns
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 03:14:57 AM »
The Searchers
Once Upon A Time In The West
Dead Man
Rio Bravo/El Dorado
Unforgiven

But that leaves out:

The Cavalry Trilogy (Fort Apache, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, Rio Grande)
The "Man With No Name" Trilogy
Red River
Forty Guns
The Mann/Stewart series (Bend Of The River, Winchester '73, The Naked Spur, The Far Country)
Seven Men From Now
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Stagecoach
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Rancho Notorious
and so on . . .
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Re: Top 5 Westerns
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 11:31:16 AM »
1. Once Upon A Time In The West
2. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
3. The Searchers
4. Rio Bravo
5. Red River? The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance? Wild Bunch? Stagecoach? Can't decide.
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Re: Top 5 Westerns
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2007, 12:03:13 PM »
1. For a Few Dollars More - Even though The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly might be a better movie, it bugged me when it came out that Lee Van Cleef was the bad guy, after being the good guy in this one. Plus, lighting a match on Kinski's hump must be recognized.

2. Valdez Is Coming - Elmore Leonard. Or Ulzana's Raid could go here, because I like the aging Burt Lancaster as a cowboy and the Apache lore is accurate.

3. Shane - It has held up for me. And it's got Palance.

4. Savage Frontier - Or anything else with Allan Rocky Lane in it. He was my favorite cowboy of the Saturday morning  B westerns. Beats out Lash Larue, Whip Wilson, and of course Gene Autry. And don't even mention Roy Rogers.

5. Little Big Man


But whoa... Just went for a walk and thought about the 5 westerns that I rewatch the most often, which would figure to be my favorites, and it turns out to be 5 different ones:

1. The Outlaw Josey Wales - Eastwood as a real person, taking revenge.

2. Quigley Down Under - Tom Selleck for whatever reason is my favorite cowboy.

3. Lonesome Dove - I'm calling it a movie. With the book, prequels and sequel (James Garner even better than Tommy Lee Jones), I'm calling it great.

4. Red Sun - Mifune and Bronson together.

5. The Quick and the Dead - Westerns are all about shootouts and this is the shootout king. And if Hackman didn't deserve what he got in Unforgiven, he definitely deserves it here.
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Re: Top 5 Westerns
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2007, 07:56:41 PM »
Good list. Shane is a wonderful film.
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Re: Top 5 Westerns
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2007, 01:26:22 AM »
Shane is amazing, love that film.  Alan Ladd is one of my fave actors.  It's weird cause I saw Shane on the big screen, original Technicolor print only a few weeks after seeing an original print of This Gun For Hire, I was pretty enamored with the guy at that point.  Also the sound design in Shane is incredible rich for the time period.  Specifically when Palance first shows his skills.
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Re: Top 5 Westerns
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2007, 04:59:23 PM »
The Man who shot Liberty Vallance

Once Upon a time in the West

The Searchers

The Magificent Seven

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Re: Top 5 Westerns
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2007, 06:33:48 PM »

The Magificent Seven


I was starting to think that no one was going to mention that one!  Thank god...

Top 5
1) The Magnificent Seven

2) Stagecoach

3) The Searchers

4) The Man from LAramie

5) Tombstone

Although, really I could go with any of the movies on your lists too... I love westerns.

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Re: Top 5 Westerns
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2007, 09:20:03 PM »
Watched Seraphim Falls a while back and liked it fine. They're still making them.

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Re: Top 5 Westerns
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2007, 12:46:28 AM »
That was a good one.
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