Old Westerns.

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  1. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

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    I have the wife and kids sittin here watchin The High Plains Drifter. She is so happy she can shoot herself in the foot right now. I love it when a plan come together. I have to sit through chic fickes athe least she can do is sit through an old western.
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    High Plains Drifter and The Outlaw Josey Wales my all time favorites.
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    The lovely Mrs Swanshot loves old westerns, especially John Ford movies.
    Get to watch quite a few, and gotta admit that some of em are good:):)
    There is a scene in Stagecoach where, if one looks closely, there is an indian pounding along on a horse trying to reload a trapdoor springfield and he hasn't got a snowball in hells chance. Little things like that make it for me.:D
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    I know it's not an old western, but what about support you're local sheriff, or cat baloo
    Jimmy Stewart's the man who shot liberty valence.
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    I like the old westerns, most of the new movies can't stand up to them!
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    We must be looking at different scenes. One of my favorite scenes, in Stagecoach, has an Indian galloping hell for leather after the coach, without using the reins, shooting a trapdoor carbine, flippin' out the empty and reloading and firing again. That's just impressive as hell, to me.
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    It's bin a while---Ill have to watch it again, maybe I got it wrong.
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    You are absolutly right, and here he is.

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    Kind of like the Yellow Ribon trilogy.
  10. I must admit, I absolutely love the old John Wayne westerns, especially the cavalry pictures he made with John Ford as director: Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Rio Grande, and The Horse Soldiers. His very best movies though, IMHO, were The Searchers and Red River. ;)
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    There are so many good westerns out there it is tough to choose the best. Although not a movie, for me Lonesome Dove was probably the best of the genre. It was the perfect western story.

    The John Wayne westerns were great also. I always liked McClintock an awfully lot. Might be Maurine O'Harah in that one that I like so well though.

    Glen Ford in 3:10 to Yuma was outstanding.

    Quiggley Down Under, what can anyone say about this one other than well done. Same with The Outlaw Jose Wales.

    I also liked the Long Riders quite a bit. There are just too many good westerns both new and old. There is almost alway a good one on TV.

    :) Jeff
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    You guys and the lovely Mrs Swanshot would get on just fine. Big plsma screen, some popcorn an you're all set. She's got em all, but not the BIG screen, she's still workin on that one.:D:D:D
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    I watched Tombstone the other night. Curt Russell, Micheal Bean.
    Very entertaining, thouroughly enjoyed it, and not once did someone pull off a hundred yard shot from horseback with a 45 SA revolver.:D:D:D
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    I like just about every western there is. Grew up with 'em as a kid: Paladin, Rawhide, The Rifleman, Big Valley, Bonanza, The Lone Ranger, The Wild West, The Virginian, Gunsmoke. Then when the movies came out, especially John Wayne's movies (I think I own them all). I even like the comedies of movies: Blazing Saddles, Cat Ballou; I loved JW's McClintock. The list keeps on going, but if you haven't seen any of these lately, give 'em another go around!
  16. How did you like that latter scene in True Grit when Glen Campbell shoots Ned Pepper (played by Robert Duvall) at what looked like 1,500 yards or more with that old Sharps he carried, and with iron sights no less. :D;)
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    LOL and I thought I was the only one that still loved "The Duke", The shootist, true grit McClintock, oh man there just wasnt anybody better. As we role into this memorial weekend remember him and give thanks that we were able to share in his craft. A true artist and a wonderful human being. Rest in peace Big Jake! We miss you dearly.
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    Yup, for me, hands down, my favorite western 'movie' was, and is, 'Lonesome Dove'.

    Robert Duval and Tommy Lee Jones, a winning combination.
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    Don't forget Johny Yuma 'The Rebel', with his sawed off and holstered 30-30.
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    Beat me to it, but what about 'Branded'
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