The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Not very magical, still... » » Favorite Western? (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4 [Next]
thegreatsantani
View Profile
New user
L.A.
57 Posts

Profile of thegreatsantani
My two favs...The cowboys....Outlaw Jose wales...as a side not Clint Eastwood has NEVER killed an indian (native american if you are PC) in any of his films.


TGS
DomKabala
View Profile
Inner circle
I've grown old after diggin' holes for
2826 Posts

Profile of DomKabala
"Winchester '73" & "Shenandoah" with James Stewart.
"Tom Horn" & "Nevada Smith" with Steve McQueen.
"Geronimo" with Chuck Connors.

<<<KRaZy4KaRdZ>>>
We don't stop playing when we grow old...we grow old when we stop playing.

God is enough, let go, let God. Gal 2:20

"Anything of value is not easily attained and those things which are easily attained are not of lasting value."



Smile Smile Smile Smile
bitterman
View Profile
Inner circle
1189 Posts

Profile of bitterman
Quote:
On 2006-05-31 13:08, thegreatsantani wrote:
My two favs...The cowboys....Outlaw Jose wales...as a side not Clint Eastwood has NEVER killed an indian (native american if you are PC) in any of his films.


TGS


But Clint did drop a bomb on huge spider in one for his first movies TARANTULA.
If you are not cheating, you are only cheating yourself.

Dutchco is about to put out some new Ebook: DUTCHCO. Get 'em while you can.
Chessmann
View Profile
Inner circle
3989 Posts

Profile of Chessmann
"Cat Ballou", with Lee Marvin winning an Oscar for playing 2 roles. At his acceptance speech, he said something like, "Somewhere, there is a horse who deserves half of this award."

"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" is an acknowledged classic, and one of my favorites, but don't really think if fits into the "western" category as much as it does "musicals". I never think of it as a western.
My ex-cat was named "Muffin". "Vomit" would be a better name for her. AKA "The Evil Ball of Fur".
Leland Stone
View Profile
Inner circle
1204 Posts

Profile of Leland Stone
"Cat Ballou" was a treat -- drunken cowboy trying to ride on drunk horse, what a classic scene!

In a similar vein, I have equally fond memories of "Paleface" and "Son of Paleface." Not sure if western parodies count, but submitted FWIW.
Vandy Grift
View Profile
Inner circle
Milwaukee
3504 Posts

Profile of Vandy Grift
"Somewhere, there is a horse who deserves half of this award."

Lee Marvin must have been talking about that classic scene where the horse is slumped against the wall with it's legs crossed. Supposedly, horses can't cross their legs. But the trainer on the shoot got him to do it. The still shot from that scene is classic!

Vandy
"Get a life dude." -some guy in a magic forum
LobowolfXXX
View Profile
Inner circle
La Famiglia
1191 Posts

Profile of LobowolfXXX
Quote:
High Noon & Shane is usually hailed as the best westerns ever, and Eastwood remade Shane as Pale Rider.



A little movie trivia for you...High Noon is one of the few movies shot in "real time," i.e. the elapsed on-screen time is equal to the elapsed time viewing the movie. 63 minutes or so, if I recall correctly.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
bitterman
View Profile
Inner circle
1189 Posts

Profile of bitterman
Quote:
On 2006-06-02 15:40, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Quote:
High Noon & Shane is usually hailed as the best westerns ever, and Eastwood remade Shane as Pale Rider.



A little movie trivia for you...High Noon is one of the few movies shot in "real time," i.e. the elapsed on-screen time is equal to the elapsed time viewing the movie. 63 minutes or so, if I recall correctly.


Actually, the film takes place between 10:35 a.m. about 12:15 p.m.. It run time is 84 mins, slightly shorter than the 'real time'. I believe the last 60 mins are in real time.
If you are not cheating, you are only cheating yourself.

Dutchco is about to put out some new Ebook: DUTCHCO. Get 'em while you can.
LobowolfXXX
View Profile
Inner circle
La Famiglia
1191 Posts

Profile of LobowolfXXX
Oops.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
bitterman
View Profile
Inner circle
1189 Posts

Profile of bitterman
Common myth about the film. The only reason I know is it was my student's favorite film in China. They really loved the old, American west for some reason, but then, don't we all?
If you are not cheating, you are only cheating yourself.

Dutchco is about to put out some new Ebook: DUTCHCO. Get 'em while you can.
ursusminor
View Profile
Elite user
Norway
443 Posts

Profile of ursusminor
Quote:
On 2006-06-02 18:50, bitterman wrote:
They really loved the old, American west for some reason, but then, don't we all?


Yes, but then we don't have to live there...

Cat Ballou, I forgot about that one. Lee Marvin and his horse, both drunk as skunks, leaned up against the wall, a great and hilarious picture!
There is another scene from that movie that got me. Fonda's father lying dead in the coffin, beside the coffin is a candlestick with 7 lit candles. Marvin barges in, gloriously drunk, and someone says: "Sssh, can't you see what's happened?" And Marvin sings "Happy birthday to you" and blows out the candles...

Bjørn
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them
pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened."
- Winston Churchill"
ed rhodes
View Profile
Inner circle
Rhode Island
2746 Posts

Profile of ed rhodes
Quote:
On 2006-05-30 16:13, gsidhe wrote:
I have only liked one western in my life...and it was a TV show.
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
Bruce Campbell is my hero.
Anyone else like this?
Gwyd


I liked Brisco, but it jumped the shark far too soon.

My favorite westerns would be "Big Jake" with the Duke trying to deal with the 20th Century and the second one escapes me but it was released in 3D. Wayne ended up romancing a woman with a no-good husband who tries to ambush him.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
NJJ
View Profile
Inner circle
6439 Posts

Profile of NJJ
I just saw Tommy Lee Jone's The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. Jones stars as a man whose mexican friend is shot by a border patrolman and so he kidnappeds the patrolman and forces him to return with the corpse to mexico.
ed rhodes
View Profile
Inner circle
Rhode Island
2746 Posts

Profile of ed rhodes
I wondered what that was about!

"Hondo" that's the name of the Wayne western I couldn't think of before....and I can't believe no one has mention "How The West Was Won," a little over the top but a lot of fun
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
TAJ
View Profile
Regular user
197 Posts

Profile of TAJ
The best westerns (movies)in my humble opinion are:

1. Red River
2. Wild Bunch
3. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
4. Rio Bravo

Best TV are:
1: Have gun will travel
2. Bonanza
ed rhodes
View Profile
Inner circle
Rhode Island
2746 Posts

Profile of ed rhodes
Quote:
On 2006-05-30 02:37, JJDrew wrote:
It isn't a classic, and probably not that well-known, but I loved "Lightning Jack." This comedy is a western for people who don't like westerns. It's really funny and the acting is great!


How about "Dirty Dingus Magee"? Certainly not a classic but it could be consider a Western for people who hate Westerns!
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
Skip Way
View Profile
Inner circle
3771 Posts

Profile of Skip Way
I can't believe that no one has yet mentioned Terrence Hill and Bud Spencer. I've always loved their campy Italian "My Name is Trinity", "Trinity is Still My Name" and "Troublemakers" westerns. These will forever remain at the top of my favorite western list. One of the great unsung comedy team greats, to be sure! I wonder if they're out on DVD. Haven't thought about them in years!

:) Skip
How you leave others feeling after an Experience with you becomes your Trademark.

Magic Youth Raleigh - RaleighMagicClub.org
Vandy Grift
View Profile
Inner circle
Milwaukee
3504 Posts

Profile of Vandy Grift
Quote:
On 2006-08-08 11:43, Skip Way wrote:
I can't believe that no one has yet mentioned Terrence Hill and Bud Spencer. I've always loved their campy Italian "My Name is Trinity", "Trinity is Still My Name" and "Troublemakers" westerns. These will forever remain at the top of my favorite western list. One of the great unsung comedy team greats, to be sure! I wonder if they're out on DVD. Haven't thought about them in years!

:) Skip


Actually, I did mention them in my first post. Yep, they are out on DVD. I picked up a 3-disc set at Wal-Mart for about 5 bucks. "Boot Hill", "They call me Trinity" and "They Still Call Me Trinity".

Anyone remember the name of the Magician who did the hand inserts for the card game in They Still Call Me Trinity?
"Get a life dude." -some guy in a magic forum
Skip Way
View Profile
Inner circle
3771 Posts

Profile of Skip Way
Why, so you did, Vandy! I completely overlooked it. Nice to know that there's at least one other Spencer/Hill fan in the lot!

:) Skip
How you leave others feeling after an Experience with you becomes your Trademark.

Magic Youth Raleigh - RaleighMagicClub.org
Vandy Grift
View Profile
Inner circle
Milwaukee
3504 Posts

Profile of Vandy Grift
What's not to like?!? The scene after the card game where Trinity continually slaps the card sharp and draws on him and slaps him some more and takes the card sharps gun and returns it and slaps him again is hilarious!

I also like the scenes where the boys go home and visit with Mom and Pop. The dinner scene is classic! Or Bud Spencer in the confessional. Great stuff.
"Get a life dude." -some guy in a magic forum
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Not very magical, still... » » Favorite Western? (0 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.16 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL