Whats your favorite western?

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Postby tattooedbettie » Sat May 03, 2014 8:59 pm

I'm going with Red River (1948)



or...y'know Blazing Saddles either one
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Postby guyfleegman » Sat May 03, 2014 9:47 pm

once upon a time in the west, Sergio leone is the fucking man....and so is Charles Bronson
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Postby longjohn » Sat May 03, 2014 10:06 pm

Once Upon A Time In The West.
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Postby _shiv_ » Sat May 03, 2014 10:10 pm

longjohn wrote:Once Upon A Time In The West.


These threads are the only time I ever see you post
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Postby radiatedradiation » Sat May 03, 2014 10:12 pm



obvious goody
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Postby distort me » Sat May 03, 2014 10:47 pm

The Good The Bad And The Ugly - all time

More recent - The Proposition
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Postby longjohn » Sun May 04, 2014 12:06 am

_shiv_ wrote:
longjohn wrote:Once Upon A Time In The West.


These threads are the only time I ever see you post


If there's ever a Coor's Light mega thread, maybe I'll post in that too. Maybe.
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Postby .45andaShovel » Sun May 04, 2014 12:10 am

Tombstone, hands down.
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Postby chrischill » Sun May 04, 2014 12:17 am

The Wild Bunch right now but that's just because I watched it recently and haven't watched another western yet. Once I watch Unforgiven again it will probably be that. Same with The Searchers, Stagecoach, Once Upon a Time in the West, etc.
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Postby redstarohyeah » Sun May 04, 2014 12:37 am

I'm not sure if it meets the criteria, but The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. series is probably my favorite television show period, western themed or otherwise.
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Postby tattooedbettie » Sun May 04, 2014 12:58 am

also any episode of Bonanza
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Postby Boner In Sweatpants » Sun May 04, 2014 1:02 am

A tie between The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Searchers
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Postby brianerickson » Sun May 04, 2014 1:23 am

High Noon
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Postby Hungry like the wolf » Sun May 04, 2014 1:28 am

Probably Once Upon A Time In The West but I dunno. There's a lot of really good ones.

with that said lee van cleef is probably my favorite western star.
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Postby pirateandy » Sun May 04, 2014 2:03 am

.45andaShovel wrote:Tombstone, hands down.


Tombstone. The good, the bad and the ugly would be second place
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Postby k-shaps » Sun May 04, 2014 2:55 am

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
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Postby Mass Obliteration » Sun May 04, 2014 2:55 am

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or Lonesome Dove. I have a lot more I need to watch, though.
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Postby HUANSOAHN » Sun May 04, 2014 3:10 am

guyfleegman wrote:once upon a time in the west, Sergio leone is the fucking man....and so is Charles Bronson

came to post.also the good the bad ab the ugly.
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Postby Kangaroo Court » Sun May 04, 2014 3:18 am

I'ma big fan of Jubal and the Assassination of Jesse James.
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Postby Schindlers_Fist » Sun May 04, 2014 4:07 am

any Sergio Leone westerns are the best obvs but For A Few Dollars more has always been my favourite personally.
i love spaghetti westerns so much, some others i like:
Deadlock
Django
Django Kill...
Bullet for the General
Tepepa
The Great Silence
Death Rides a Horse

The Proposition is prob my favorite modern western. I love Blazing Saddles. Also El Topo is cool its basically a western on acid.
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Postby Bomb Bomb Diddy!!! » Sun May 04, 2014 4:20 am

Boner In Sweatpants wrote:A tie between The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Searchers

Theses are so good but for me probably Once Upon a Time in the West or The Wild Bunch

Loving that The Proposition is getting some love

Has anyone seen Shane? I bought it but still need to watch it. Heard its really good.
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Postby Hungry like the wolf » Sun May 04, 2014 4:22 am

I've seen Shane multiple times.

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COME BACK SHANE COME BACK
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Postby Bomb Bomb Diddy!!! » Sun May 04, 2014 4:26 am

The Assassination of Jesse James is great but I don't really see it as a western kinda.
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Postby nosetackle » Sun May 04, 2014 5:41 am

the wild bunch, hands down. nothing even really comes close for me. unforgiven would be up there too.

i love the leone westerns but i prefer my shit to be more realistic. those are almost like art films in certain parts.

there's a lot of good stuff pre late 60s, but most of the revisionist westerns are so much stronger. john wayne, james stewart, henry fonda and randolph scott all did good movies, but you could usually guess the plot before you see the movie. personally, most westerns since the 80s have been the weakest of the genre.
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Postby Hungry like the wolf » Sun May 04, 2014 5:44 am

on topic are there any modern westerns that are awesome as shit? i saw whatever the fuck it was called where robert duvall was a rancher i think dude from wings was in it.
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Postby cheap women » Sun May 04, 2014 7:22 am

high plains drifter
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Postby Travis. » Sun May 04, 2014 9:11 am

The Searchers
The Wild Bunch
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Magnificent 7
For a Few Dollars More
Rio Bravo
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Postby b andrus » Sun May 04, 2014 9:11 am

although far from a classic... I love both young guns movies
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Postby 14thFloor » Sun May 04, 2014 10:16 am

I need to watch more westerns. I never feel like I have the time.

Coincidentally, I was just listening to El Santo Nada...
If you guys like the soundtracks....

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EL SANTO NADA
is a collective of musicians from Pescara, Italy. They formed in 2007 originally as a spin off of Santo Niente (Saint Zilch).
Suddenly they forged an eclectic identity through their exploration of Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western soundtracks, mexican traditional music, instrumental and surf rock of the late '50s and early '60s, italian and balcanic popular music as well as british psychedelia and contemporary alternative rock.

EL SANTO NADA's home is Abruzzo, a region whose western border lies less than 50 miles east of Rome. Spaghetti Western movies were often set in his wild mountainous areas.

TUCO is their first album and is "a rock opera without words". It's "Tommy" set in some desert, south of some border and it's an allegory of the difficult relationship between the South and the North of the World.
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Postby HUANSOAHN » Sun May 04, 2014 10:23 am

wild wild west
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Postby Paul Kemp » Sun May 04, 2014 11:20 am

Once Upon a Time in the West and The Assassination of Jesse James a close second.
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Postby Hey Squid » Sun May 04, 2014 12:08 pm

Definitely Once Upon a Time in the West. But I'm also a sucker for both Young Guns films but they're not on the same level as other things posted but still very entertaining movies.
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Postby Concealer » Sun May 04, 2014 12:41 pm

I don't care for westerns but I fucking love Tombstone.
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Postby f.w. » Sun May 04, 2014 1:09 pm

Outlaw Josey Wales

Unforgiven

all the rest already mentioned

Treasure of the Sierra Madre
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Postby Que Sera Sera » Sun May 04, 2014 5:41 pm

Nevada smith
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Postby XmacncheeseX » Sun May 04, 2014 5:51 pm

walker texas ranger
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Postby mikes » Sun May 04, 2014 6:06 pm

I really enjoyed 3:10 to Yuma but I think I'm in the minority.
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Postby markus aurelius » Sun May 04, 2014 6:13 pm

The Good The Bad & The Ugly is not only my favorite western, but my favorite movie of all time.
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Postby Newt. » Sun May 04, 2014 8:35 pm

No Country for Old Men
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Postby distort me » Sun May 04, 2014 8:38 pm

mikes wrote:I really enjoyed 3:10 to Yuma but I think I'm in the minority.

I liked 3:10 To Yuma a lot.
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Postby filler » Sun May 04, 2014 8:44 pm

Fucking Unforgiven.
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Postby immortalrites » Sun May 04, 2014 9:24 pm

Ron Artest wrote:
distort me wrote:The Good The Bad And The Ugly

The best.
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Postby Meat is Burger » Mon May 05, 2014 6:37 am

The Searchers is not only the best western, it is among the very best films of any type, ever.
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Postby b andrus » Mon May 05, 2014 6:59 am

distort me wrote:
mikes wrote:I really enjoyed 3:10 to Yuma but I think I'm in the minority.

I liked 3:10 To Yuma a lot.



I liked it a lot also
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Postby jds » Mon May 05, 2014 7:42 am

THE WILD BUNCH
HIGH NOON
MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
EVERY OTHER SERGIO LEONE WESTERN
PALE RIDER
UNFORGIVEN
THE PROFESSIONALS
THE SEARCHERS
ANY EASTWOOD WESTERN EXCEPT PAINT YOUR WAGON
TIN STAR
TOMBSTONE
GUNFIGHT AT O.K. CORRAL
is my favorite western.
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Postby jds » Mon May 05, 2014 7:46 am

chrischill wrote:The Wild Bunch right now but that's just because I watched it recently and haven't watched another western yet. Once I watch Unforgiven again it will probably be that. Same with The Searchers, Stagecoach, Once Upon a Time in the West, etc.


"Wanna come along? It ain't like it used to be but, it'll do!"
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Postby jds » Mon May 05, 2014 7:51 am

I also should say my genre of choice as a kid (I'm 40 now) was Sci- Fi, but over the past decade or so, its become Westerns and Jidaigeki/ non corny Chanbara films (samurai films)
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Postby worldxdownfall » Mon May 05, 2014 8:10 am

Travis. wrote:For a Few Dollars More


So glad to see this mentioned. The entire Man with No Name trilogy is my favorite, if only because of how much of a badass Eastwood is.

I haven't gotten completely immersed in Westerns, so I know there are better ones out there than what little I've see. I'll look up a bunch of stuff mentioned in this thread when I can.
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Postby PerditionParty » Mon May 05, 2014 1:51 pm

Fistful of dollars, only because it's almost an exact westernized remake of Kurosawa's Yojimbo
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