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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by Floyd Robertson on Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:04 pm

Three Amigos was on MGM the other night, and having not seen it in a long time I set the DVR. Classic.
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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by LooseGoose on Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:59 pm

8PM on the Outdoor Channel

The Horse Soldiers
(1959)
A pacifist doctor joins a Union colonel's cavalry raid in Confederate territory.
John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt, Hoot Gibson

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by Floyd Robertson on Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:20 pm

I Shot Jesse James starting on TCM now. The old one, black and white.
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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by tGreenWay on Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:44 pm

DR likes Western.

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by Rocinante on Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:17 pm

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Rocinante wrote:There's been a few good ones lately. I really like Bone Tomahawk.
Rocinante wrote:It's got some really disturbing shit in it though.

I saw that one was on Amazon Prime yesterday and thought about watching it. How disturbing? Will I have nightmares? If I have nightmares can Travis use your bed to comfort me?

I would like to know why snake hated it.

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by SawGreen on Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:02 pm

Snake Plissken wrote:I just watched Bone Tomahawk. Wow...I do not recommend.

The talk here got me curious. I caught most of it in and out of sleep last night. I'm glad I was watching on my (little) phone. I thought the dialog hearkened back a bit to True Grit, but some of the gore was pretty extreme. I don't see a need to see it again.
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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by LooseGoose on Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:03 pm

Classic Western - Shane @ 8pm on TCM.


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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by LooseGoose on Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:04 am

AMC is having a little Western run later today:

The Outlaw Josey Wales @ 11:30AM
Hang'em High @ 2:30pm
Tombstone @ 5:00pm

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by Turtleneck on Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:08 pm

The Last Great American Western Turns 25

A quarter-century after its release, the world of Unforgiven seems frighteningly familiar. It was once hard to imagine that the Western would ever go out of fashion. As epitomized by the novels of Zane Grey, the movies of John Wayne, and television shows such as The Lone Ranger and Gunsmoke, the genre was a fictionalized reflection of American history, one of our few truly indigenous art forms. Today, the Western has all but faded from popular culture, perhaps paralleling the dissipation of our frontier mentality and the loss of our connection to the land in an increasingly urbanized society. The traditional Western narrative, with its archetypes of good and evil, (“white hats” and “black hats”) seems far too simplistic and idealistic for an increasingly diverse and multiethnic society formed by the upheaval of the 1960s and the political scandals of the 1970s. The genre seems not just out of fashion, but outdated, a relic of the irretrievable American past.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/450105/clint-eastwood-unforgiven-last-great-american-western-turns-25

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by Rocinante on Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:48 pm

Slow West kind of sucked.

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by Rocinante on Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:50 pm

Tracker is pretty good. It's not set in the U.S. but it plays like a western.

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by LooseGoose on Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:33 am

El Dorado - A pretty decent John Wayne western is just starting on AMC

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by LooseGoose on Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:31 pm

John Wayne marathon on TCM right now.....

12:15 PM Stagecoach TV-G NR
2:00 PM She Wore a Yellow Ribbon TV-PG (L,V) NR
4:00 PM The Train Robbers TV-14 (L) PG
5:45 PM The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance TV-14 (V) NR
8:00 PM The Quiet Man TV-PG NR
10:30 PM The Searchers TV-PG (V) NR
12:45 AM Rio Bravo TV-14 (V) NR
3:15 AM They Were Expendable T

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by The Pantry on Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:27 pm

Never cared for John Wayne movies
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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by LooseGoose on Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:20 pm

The Pantry wrote:Never cared for John Wayne movies

In many countries that's a beheading offense.

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by The Pantry on Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:34 pm

Blazing Saddles on Sundance now and again later tonight
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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by Rocinante on Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:04 pm

Tried to watch Hateful 8. Got bored with it. I'm kind of sick of Quentin Tarantino.

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by MattyFresh on Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:39 pm

Rocinante wrote:Tried to watch Hateful 8. Got bored with it. I'm kind of sick of Quentin Tarantino.

something was wrong with that movie, solid actors, theme... was it the script and maybe an actor or two?
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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by MattyFresh on Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:41 pm

MattyFresh wrote:
Rocinante wrote:Tried to watch Hateful 8. Got bored with it. I'm kind of sick of Quentin Tarantino.

something was wrong with that movie, solid actors, theme... was it the script and maybe an actor or two?

Inglourious was good, Django was very good....
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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by Floyd Robertson on Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:07 pm

Red River was on MGM the other night. Somehow, I've never seen it before. That's my entertainment for tonight, by the power of the DVR.
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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by Floyd Robertson on Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:10 pm

Why haven't some of these classics been remastered to 4x3 format?
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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by Space Lord on Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:22 pm

I think Little Big Man is my favorite.  Johnny Guitar is a quirky one that culminates with a gunfight between Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge.  The Plainsmen is a must for fans of the early Gary Cooper in a De Mille western spectacle and Stagecoach for a dose of John Ford with a young John Wayne.  Missouri Breaks with Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson.  The original Gunsmoke is easily the greatest TV western.  Its four main characters are all icons of TV history.  Laramie seems to be a little underrated - hot young blond stud runs a remote ranch-way station miles from any female with the help of a hot blooded dark haired pretty boy.
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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by TheReal_LWS on Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:27 pm

4:3 sucks. I hope you mean 16:9.

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by Floyd Robertson on Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:30 pm

TheReal_LWS wrote:4:3 sucks. I hope you mean 16:9.

My TV isn't 16x9, so no I don't
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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by TheReal_LWS on Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:45 pm

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TheReal_LWS wrote:4:3 sucks. I hope you mean 16:9.

My TV isn't 16x9, so no I don't

You can still watch 16:9. Just with the bars. I'd rather have the bars than see 4:3. The pan and scans are annoying.

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by Floyd Robertson on Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:56 pm

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Floyd Robertson wrote:

My TV isn't 16x9, so no I don't

You can still watch 16:9. Just with the bars. I'd rather have the bars than see 4:3. The pan and scans are annoying.

I know, just not a fan of bars.
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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by LooseGoose on Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:50 am

Space Lord wrote:I think Little Big Man is my favorite.  Johnny Guitar is a quirky one that culminates with a gunfight between Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge.  The Plainsmen is a must for fans of the early Gary Cooper in a De Mille western spectacle and Stagecoach for a dose of John Ford with a young John Wayne.  Missouri Breaks with Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson.  The original Gunsmoke is easily the greatest TV western.  Its four main characters are all icons of TV history.  Laramie seems to be a little underrated - hot young blond stud runs a remote ranch-way station miles from any female with the help of a hot blooded dark haired pretty boy.

I agree, I never watched much Laramie until INSP and Grit started airing it. It's now in my Top Ten Western series. Not great but pretty watchable.

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by LooseGoose on Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:40 pm

The Cowboys on INSP at 10pm

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by kingstonlake on Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:59 pm

Watched Bone Tomahawk. Not bad.
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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by TheReal_LWS on Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:53 am

LooseGoose wrote:The Cowboys on INSP at 10pm

Awesome movie. One of my favorite Wayne westerns. And Bruce Dern doesn't get enough credit for his work as an outlaw in westerns. He is awesome in this and in Hang Em High.

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by Space Lord on Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:26 am

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LooseGoose wrote:The Cowboys on INSP at 10pm

Awesome movie. One of my favorite Wayne westerns. And Bruce Dern doesn't get enough credit for his work as an outlaw in westerns. He is awesome in this and in Hang Em High.
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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by LooseGoose on Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:42 am

Space Lord wrote:
TheReal_LWS wrote:

Awesome movie. One of my favorite Wayne westerns. And Bruce Dern doesn't get enough credit for his work as an outlaw in westerns. He is awesome in this and in Hang Em High.
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You shouldn't talk about your fellow posters like that.

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by LooseGoose on Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:59 am

McLintock @ 10:30am
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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by LooseGoose on Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:27 pm

A Mountain man movie but sort of fits here.....

Jeremiah Johnson on INSP @ 8pm

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by TheReal_LWS Yesterday at 1:04 pm

Any Little House on the Prairie fans? Loved that show when I was a kid.

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Re: Any fans of Westerns here?

Post by Watch Out Pylon! Yesterday at 1:15 pm

Rocinante wrote:Tried to watch Hateful 8. Got bored with it. I'm kind of sick of Quentin Tarantino.

I just watched this last week. Went in with low expectations after hearing some reviews. Thought it was ok. Samuel L. Jackson's story about how he let that General's son die was pretty fucked up.

Like Matty said, something was a bit off with the movie as a whole though.
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