The Best Westerns

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Re: The Best Westerns

Postby Abram » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:57 am

Hi...,
Once Upon a Time in the West
High Plains Drifter
The Unforgiven.
Last train from Gun Hill
Red River
Missouri Breaks
Nice sharing...keep it up.....
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Re: The Best Westerns

Postby deselby » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:21 pm

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Just saw Electra Glide in Blue for the fifth or so time since I saw it in a movie theater when it was released in 1973.

It qualifies as a modern western - the references to older westerns and the idea of motorcycles as iron horses is pretty blatant. Plus, a lot of it is filmed in Monument Valley.

It's not only a great western, but one of the best cop movies - that is, a movie about cops, not crime - ever made.

The odd thing is that the producer/director/musical score composer, James Guercio, never made another movie. He did have another career in music, though.

Also, Robert Blake is absolved of all sins by starring in this movie.

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Re: The Best Westerns

Postby APBT » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:16 pm

Caliban, your list is one of the best here. I was raised on westerns. If I started listing actors etc. most of the youngsters here wouldn't recognize the names. Thank you for a good list

BTW who ever listed Blazing Saddles as a western ya better think again. Great movie, but western it was not, satirical western that includes Yiddish speaking Indian chief, Nazis etc.
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