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Sat Jul 25, 2020, 03:22 PM

Do you have a favorite western film or tv series?

I would like to find an old western series to watch. I haven't watched a lot of western films or tv shows but I enjoy them. I know that there were a lot of westerns on tv during the 1950s and 1960s. That was over 20 years before I was born so I didn't grow up with them. I have seen some episodes of the Big Valley, Alias Smith and Jones and Gunsmoke. They were good. I seen the films High Noon, The Magnificent Seven, Cat Ballou, The Ox-Bow Incident, Blazing Saddles, Silverado, The Sons of Katie Elder, Maverick and El Dorado I like silly and fun westerns as well as traditional westerns with lots of shoot outs, fist fights and action. I would prefer something that is not very dark or sad but I'm open to anything that is good. I'm looking for more escapist entertainment right now.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Thank you.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 03:24 PM

1. Lonesome Dove

both the series and the books. LOVE them.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 03:41 PM

7. You beat me to it!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 05:54 PM

27. I'm going to have to go look for it

now. Last time I looked you had to pay for it per episode. For some reason that really makes me mad since we already pay to belong to whichever service it was.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #27)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:01 PM

34. I loved every single Larry McMurtry book.

The only author I bought hard copies of new books because I couldnít wait for paperbacks....back before kindle 🙂

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Response to MLAA (Reply #34)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:18 PM

37. Me too but the only one I did not like

I disliked for a dumb reason. Terms of Endearment. I was looking for the movie story and it was not much like that at all. I have purchased them all on Audible with my credits so I have them again. I loaned the books I had to my mother when she was so sick and I think my brother might have thrown them away after she died before I could get them. I love the way he writes.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #37)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:43 PM

38. Makes me laugh out loud.

My favorite line from Lonesome dove was Gus saying Ď the reason Woodrow and I get along so well is he likes to do more than his share and I like to do lessí 🙂

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Response to MLAA (Reply #38)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 08:27 PM

39. !

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 03:26 PM

2. Gosh yes. Rifleman, Maverick, Paladin

Just to name a few.

Is Quiggly a western?

Is you can find the movie GoiníSouth with Jack Nicholson and Mary Steenbergen.
Itís hilarious and has a great ending.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 03:28 PM

3. Do you mean Quigley Down Under?

I think that counts. I liked that film.

Thank you for the ideas.

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 03:30 PM

4. Yes that. Alan Rickman is a terrific bad guy.

I edited to add: Goiní South. I think youíd like it.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:08 AM

44. That would have been my choice as well

Alan Rickman was SUCH an evil character. He must have had a great time making that film. You just spent the whole film WAITING for him to get his comeuppance.

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Response to DFW (Reply #44)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:06 AM

52. He's also great as the bad guy in Die Hard and there is an English Robin Hood where he's a bad guy.

NOT the one with Russell Crow. Maybe the one with Uma Thurman.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 07:21 PM

73. Rifleman

was one of my favorites.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 03:36 PM

5. I'm watching Rawhide right now.

All time favorite films are Cheyenne Social Club, Bandolero, anything with James Stewart in it. Then there's Paint Your Wagon...

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 03:37 PM

6. Bonanza!

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 03:42 PM

8. Deadwood is the best western show ever.

But itís not lighthearted nor for the feint of heart for sure. Itís beautiful Victorian dialogue with some of the most creative obscenity. The acting is off the charts.

Probably not what youíre looking for but I recommend it highly if you ever want to go dark.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 03:45 PM

11. I have seen Deadwood. I loved it.

I forgot all about it. It was really well done.

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:17 PM

19. I loved it too, but it was hard to forgive them for...

feeding Kristen Bell's body to the pigs.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 03:43 PM

9. Wagon Train, Bat Masterson, Rawhide, Wyatt Earp, Tombstone Territory,

Little Big Man, Judge Roy Bean, Butch Cassidy & Sundance.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 03:44 PM

10. Although I might not agree with the order

This pretty much nails it. (But I would swap out The Searchers for Shane):

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 03:48 PM

12. Longmire nt

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 03:57 PM

13. Older ones, Lonesome Dove for sure. Newer (relatively): Deadwood, Longmire, Hell on Wheels

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Much older, the ones mentioned here already and I'd add the Virginian--the first 90 minute western with film-quality cinematography. I remember watching that one with my Dad as a little girl. Lots of good guest stars too that you'll recognize.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 06:13 PM

28. My mother loved the Virginian too and I remember watching

that with her. She had a hell of a thing for Trampas, Doug McClure. It was funny. I think that was the first time I actually saw Tim Matheson, I followed his career, I kinda had a thing for him!

Lately I really enjoyed Godless with Merritt Wever.

Edit:I think you were talking about a movie? Mine was the TV show.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #28)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 06:28 PM

31. Nope. Talking about original series The Virginian--only series western that ran 90 min each episode

I like watching the reruns every once in a while. I appreciate good horse riding. Doug McClure (Trampus) had never ridden before but was a real natural, having been a gifted athlete prior. James Drury too. Lee J. Cobb (the Judge) was of the Lorne Green crowd. They did some westerns but never really liked horses and it shows.

I appreciate a good rider. Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones are good (Lonesome Dove). Kevin Costner sits well, but he's hell on the reigns--come on, Kevin! Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) rides beautifully. A lot of natural athletes take to it very well (e,g, Patrick Swayze, Tom Selleck), but not all.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #31)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 06:39 PM

32. Oh yes!

I still have 4 remaining old horses. I do not ride them, they are retired and so am I. I was never a great rider but had I had the time I could have competed a little more but....other things ya know!

Tommy Lee Jones raises polo ponies and competes, or did. He does sit a fine saddle. Danny Glover did the hand thing, forward and back as he rode (I think it was him) and that drives me nuts. I LOVED the character Pea Eye, Timothy Scott. Ahhh, Larry McMurtry can write some good stuff.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 08:37 PM

76. Longmire is one of my favorites. I thank Netflix for

picking it up!

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 03:57 PM

14. Unforgiven, directed by Clint Eastwood.

Lonesome Dove was very good too, IMO.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:03 PM

15. I kind of like Wanted Dead or Alive

Of course, McQueen kinda reminds me of me. (the cool factor, not the dead thing)

I like the old Gunsmokes, when Chester was there and Doc and Kitty were young. I think the best written series was Wagon Train the stories were great even if the acting left something to be desired.

I never could stand the Big Valley, and didn't care too much for Bonanza. On Bonanza the sure way to die was fall in love with a Cartwright, and something was strange about three grown ass men living at home with daddy and following his every command.

I did like the Spaghetti Westerns, but I can't stand to watch my former hero, Clint Eastwood, because of his shitty politics. He just doesn't make my day any more.....

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:08 PM

16. Deadwood

Nevermind, you said escapist entertainment.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #16)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:16 PM

18. +1000 nt

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:14 PM

17. Blazing Saddles

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:18 PM

20. Sugarfoot &

Alias Smith and Jones.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:20 PM

21. TV series Justified is an interesting twist. A US Marshall in modern Kentucky.

Traditional western themes in an up to date setting. Well written, well acted, well directed.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:22 PM

22. Godless

this is a recent one from Netflix. some of the cast: Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Sam Waterson, Jeff Daniels.

Pretty good series. Female driven cast.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #22)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 06:15 PM

29. YES!

I second that. I just mentioned it above in a response. That was excellent and I loved the female driven cast. Excellent show.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:23 PM

23. The Westerner. Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan

As Judge Roy Bean. You will want to rewatch Walter Brennan as maybe the best character actor ever.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:26 PM

24. My H is hooked on watching Tales of Wells Fargo with Dale Robertson. nt

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:52 PM

25. TV: Maverick, The Virginian, Bonanza...

...oh--and F Troop, which was hysterical, even if Edward Everett Horton as an ancient Indian is wildly politically incorrect. Forget it--he's funny. Movies--the Spaghetti Westerns, James Stewart's films with Anthony Mann, and one he made in the 60s with old buddy hank Fonda, Firecreek.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 05:20 PM

26. I liked "True Grit." Both versions. In 1971 Kim Darby and Glen Campbell were good

and I'd reluctantly admit John Wayne was too, tho the camera shot elsewhere while they loaded his fat ass up on the horse.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 06:27 PM

30. Tombstone

Val Kilmer does the definitive Doc Holliday.

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Response to flying rabbit (Reply #30)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:11 PM

82. Yup could watch that every day

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 06:50 PM

33. Dead Man - a Jim Jarmusch film so you know its weird but I really do think

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in its weirdness its somehow a more accurate depiction of what the west in 1800s looked and felt like. Most westerns are too much like the times they were made in and thus kinda boring. If you think you would love early Johnny Depp and Gary Farmer in an 1800s version of the road trip/buddy movie - this ones for you! edta - just now googled the film to be sure I was remembering it right and someone described it as a "psychedelic western." Yeah, that about sums it up!

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Reply #33)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:10 AM

48. Oh that sounds so interesting KK, I think I will check it out. Thank you for posting

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Reply #33)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:18 AM

49. Yeah this is a really great film, Gary Farmer is LOL funny as the Indian exiled from his people and

insert your message here.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:02 PM

35. This might be odd but I love it. The Adventures of Briscoe County Jr.

 

Bruce Campbell fan checking in.

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Response to progressive nobody (Reply #35)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 08:40 PM

77. That is a great series! I also was a fan of F Troop

It is hard for excessively silly stuff to be very offensive. At least for me

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Response to progressive nobody (Reply #35)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 05:21 PM

103. Yes! My favorite! .....

Funny! Clever! Serious at times, too.
Mixing in some 💖SF, too!

The black actor who was a good guy badass on his own, and partnered up with Brisco off & on ... he turned up on (original) Murphy Brown as her boss. I was 'oh, cool, it's him!'

Now since u reminded me gonna look him up.

Julius Carry. Also in (TV) JAG, Family Matters, The Unit.... among other things. Lots in the '80's, too.


Died some years ago at 59.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:13 PM

36. Movie: "Red River." TV Series: "Have Gun Will Travel" (nt)

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 08:29 PM

40. Silverado

I loved that movie and the cast was excellent! The music is awesome and a real challenge to play but loads of fun.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #40)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:14 PM

61. That's Definitely Mine!

I'm totally agree on the cast. Cinematography was outstanding, as well.
Never attempted the music. I like the soundtrack but, it didn't make me want to play it.
Brian Denehy's character is a fabulous snake!
And, at the end, we know why Cobb wanted Paden to be a friend. Nobody else knew who the fastest gun was, but Cobb did!

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #61)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:47 PM

62. Lol.

It really was a perfect cast! There is another movie and I can't think of the name yet but as soon as I get home I will look it up. As far as the music goes, it really is beautiful but I don't get a choice, they give me my music and I play it!

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #62)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:52 PM

65. Got Ya!

I was a club musician as a good paying hobby. Something completely different than the scientist thing.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #65)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:55 PM

67. Cool!

I am classical symphony stuff and sometimes little side bands (where I played Silverado) but not club side bands, wind orchestras. Both of my sons are jazz players and each has to have another job, especially now, but they far exceed anything I have ever done.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #67)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 05:22 PM

68. I Sincerely Believe...

...I've played 2,000 gigs.
I was in one band that played 75-90 shows/year for 18 years. That's 1,500 right there. I still have the ledgers, so I know that number is right.
I'm guesstimating the rest from other bands.
I play piano, guitar, bass, mandolin & a little flute. Given your wind background, I probably shouldn't mention the flute. I'm barely adequate at it. If that!

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #68)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 07:45 PM

74. For my Music Ed degree

we had to be able to play and teach all the instruments, at least very basically. You can mention the flute all you want, it made me pass out, it was the one instrument I had problems with. If you could play it at all you are miles ahead of me!

Sounds like you had or have a nice little bunch of gigs going. I assume like around here you do not have them right now. I am still waiting to see if we are going to have our 75th anniversary symphony season, my guess is no or at least anything but celebratory. Better than getting sick!

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #74)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 08:41 PM

78. I'm Done

Not a big market for a band doing eclectic pop (covers 70% self-penned 30%) with guys in their 60s.
We stopped gigging in 2013.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #78)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:01 PM

81. Sorry.

I fear my years are numbered as I am closing on 70, my god in 3 1|2 years! My ability is lessened and I have to work harder every year. It may be over now, a year off will do that.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #61)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 08:48 PM

80. Brian Denehey was one of the all time best snake actors ever!

He put the evil in evil villian

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 08:49 PM

41. Rifleman (as others have said) and the 1967 series Hondo

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 11:29 PM

42. Wild Wild West, with Robert Conrad and Ross Martin

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #42)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:06 AM

43. Ross Martin was brilliant in that series

It would have fallen flat without him.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #42)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 08:42 PM

79. one of my favorites of any genre

It was superb. Ross Martin was wonderful

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 01:20 AM

45. I haven't watched a lot of western films or tv shows either.

Some of these films and tv shows are difficult to find. I'm also interested in visiting some of the older western filming locations.


There isn't shoot outs or any fisticuffs but I still watch the movie The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams found on YouTube. I vaguely remember the TV series and there are some episodes available to watch on YouTube by user Good Ol' Stuff.


I recently discovered the movie Hud with Paul Newman. Again, there isn't a shoot out but if you ever get a chance to watch, I highly recommend this movie.


My favorite modern day western would be Young Guns 1 and 2.




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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 06:04 AM

46. The Loner

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 06:46 AM

47. MeTV. getTV. GritTV. Heroes & Icons. All on free over-the-air broadcast TV.

For ZIP code 20500, that of the White House:

https://nocable.org/tv-listings/zip/20500-washington-dc/

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:52 AM

50. The serious: Dances with Wolves




The hilarious: Blazing Saddles







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Response to Duppers (Reply #50)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:53 PM

58. +1000 for Dances with Wolves

One of my favorites but I don't ever mention it because people usually roll their eyes at me. I always cry when Dances with Wolves former army members kill Two Socks.

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Response to Niagara (Reply #58)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:10 PM

60. I cry too, every time.

F the eye-rollers.

How can anyone eye-roll such a sensitive, award-winning film and yet pretend to be a compassionate, caring Democrat?

Sending you a 1000
And to all compassionate DUers.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #60)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:48 PM

63. The hugs are much appreciated.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 10:39 AM

51. Mackenna's Gold - absolutely astonishing

adventure and escapism at its finest.



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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:49 PM

53. "Centennial"

Not as good as the book (they never are), and Robert Conrad's French accent was atrocious. But it's about the part of Colorado that I call home. Michener, who taught at the college here back in the '40s IIRC, donated his research materials to the University of Northern Colorado; it's a fascinating collection, appropriately housed at Michener Library.


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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:55 PM

54. The Sacketts, another oldie but a goodie. Also Silverado. nt

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 02:01 PM

55. "Hombre".

Directed by Martin Ritt.

Flawed, but perfect.

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Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:25 PM

56. Shenandoah

with Henry Fonda. Takes place at he beginning of the Civil War, and it ends up being one of the most powerful anti-war movies ever.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #56)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:52 PM

64. I thought about that too

but was not sure it really fit. I think it does. It was Jimmy Stewart though, I do not remember Henry Fonda in it.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #64)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 06:12 PM

69. Senility

I had Jimmy Stewart in my head when I typed Henry Fonda.
Oh well, guess I need to practice person woman man camera TV......

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #69)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 07:04 PM

71. LOL

you and me both! There was a time I would never miss, or forget. Not anymore.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:44 PM

57. Open Range...

Robert Duvall and Kevin Costner. One of my favorites.

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Response to flotsam (Reply #57)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:53 PM

66. YAY!

I could not remember the name of that one. I liked it too.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:06 PM

59. The Mandolorian.

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Response to Xolodno (Reply #59)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 06:18 PM

70. It's as realistic as the rest.

Firefly would be another good choice.


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Sun Jul 26, 2020, 07:16 PM

72. High Noon & Blazing Saddles..High Noon is one of the greatest dramas ever..

Blazing Saddles is one of the greatest comedies ever.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 08:30 PM

75. Hopalong Cassidy.

Also The Durango Kid.

I refuse to watch any western with fake outdoor backgrounds, done on a sound stage.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:28 PM

83. Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

Excellent Bogart flick about the lure of gold. Not so much old west, but it kind of has that feel.

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Response to flying rabbit (Reply #83)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 05:24 PM

86. Good pick...

in a roundabout way, it really is a Western.

You've broadened my mind! Thanks...

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:49 PM

84. Kung Fu.

The flashback scenes were the best, unless Grasshopper was powning some redneck.

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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 03:37 PM

85. Unforgiven, Deadwood, and Wyatt Earp.

They're all anyone could ever need.

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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:05 PM

87. Almost anything with Randolph Scott!

Audie Murphy also did several good westerns.

"Shane" with Alan Ladd was a great movie.

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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:07 PM

88. Stagecoach (1986)

Starring Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.

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Tue Jul 28, 2020, 12:02 PM

98. I have never heard of this film.

I will have to watch it. It has a lot of good people in it. Thank you.

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #98)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 12:36 PM

100. It is actually Evil Roy Slade Hilarious

We watched it back in the day, and I think we got hold of a VHS and watched it a few years later. John Astin was so funny in it

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:06 PM

90. My favorite Westerns:

Unforgiven (Gene H, excellent bad guy)
Tombstone (Val K, amazing, stole the show)
Quigley Down Under (Alan R, looks like he's having a great time throughout the movie)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Eli Wallach, loved his character)

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:13 PM

91. Once Upon a Time in the West.

I can't believe nobody posted this yet.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:43 PM

92. Dances with Wolves

So many westerns and particularly those made in the so-called "golden age" of westerns, portrayed Native Americans as savages rather than the nearly helpless victims of American expansion. I think it's well past due we as a society are taking a second look at how the movie industry perpetuated racial stereotypes and is at least trying to add a well needed dose of perspective to them. I only hope that effort will extend to so many of these westerns which are so harmful to Native Americans in so many different ways.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 11:37 PM

93. Cat Ballou, Blazing Saddles, and Gunsmoke

If you call it a western, The Wild Bunch has the two best gunfights in any western.

Wolf

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 12:40 AM

94. A friend of mine recommends "The Iron Horse" - a silent film from 1924 dir. by John Ford

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 04:29 AM

95. I've always been a fan of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"

I've seen it before, but I still tune in since it's on TV here. The characters are pretty interesting and they tackle some modern issues, bigotry, the place of women, addiction and depression, a pandemic, even though it's set in post-Civil War Colorado territory.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 08:05 AM

96. okay

I'm not the biggest fan of westerns, but my dad loved them, except for "Oklahoma." As he told me, "It would be a good cowboy movie if they didn't sang. I just hate a sanging movie." Yes, he used the term 'sanging movie' to describe musicals. And he called westerns cowboy movies. My dad was just a good old yellow dog democrat from Arkansas. Sorry, I always think of him when westerns come up.

I agree with both "Deadwood" and "High Noon" that have already been mentioned. Highly recommend both. Two of my favorite westerns are "Stagecoach" - the 1939 version. What an interesting and eclectic mix of characters riding on the coach. Inspired me to want to write stories with odd ball characters. A great picture from one of the best years in cinema. And, more recently, "Hostiles" with Christian Bale. A little violent, but aren't most westerns. And it does star one of my favorite actors, Christian Bale.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:53 AM

97. High Noon

Dead Man, starring Johnny Depp. I watched it recently and see where he got ideas for Tonto in the lone Ranger.

Cowboys and Aliens

From Noon Until Three

Ballad of Cable Hogue

Cat Ballou

Evil Roy Slade

They are all off-beat to say the least

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Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:25 PM

101. Shane

Love that movie.

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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 05:58 PM

104. Clever, Smart, Funny, Serious w some SF! Briscoe County Jr (extra reminder)

Yeah, I know someone else mentioned.

Not completely your typical Western, but has all the qualities listed above. Perhaps underrated.

Briscoe quits being a Harvard trained lawyer to become a bounty Hunter.

Lord Bowler (Julius Carry) first is his competition, becomes sidekick, at times (maybe) equal partner (have to go back to see).
Unfortunately he has died some years back...but looks like he had a good amount of work after, and before AOBCJ. I saw him in Murphy Brown as her new boss!

Briscoe is thinking also about 'what's around the corner...' in the big picture..."The Future", "Turn of the Century".

I highly recommend this.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 12:44 PM

105. Thank you all for your great suggestions.

I have a good list of shows and movies to watch.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:34 PM

106. The Wild, Wild West TV Series

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:18 PM

107. IDK if it is considered a Western..it's set in Texas...Home From The Hill (1960)

I am not a fan of Robert Mitchum so much, but the movie
grabbed me when I was young.

Tikki

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:37 PM

108. I loved "High Chapparall" when I was a kid.

Mostly for the great opening theme music. But as far as I can remember, (I was three years old or so when it was on) it was a pretty good TV western.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:34 PM

109. If you're still reading this thread, IrishEyes.

I recently discovered AMC's tv show "The Son" and I'm hooked. It's based on a novel by the same name by Philipp Meyer.


Lots of of shoot outs, although a somewhat dark story line. I just started season 2.

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Response to Niagara (Reply #109)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:32 PM

111. Great. I will check it out. Thanks.

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Response to IrishEyes (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:43 PM

110. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

It only ran one season, but it was a lot of fun - Bruce Campbell really made it work.

Another short run fun series was Best of the West, but good luck finding that one.

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