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Poll: Favorite Western? (7 member(s) have cast votes)

Which one?

  1. The Magnificent Seven (0 votes [0.00%])

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  2. Fistfull of Dollars (0 votes [0.00%])

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  3. For a Few Dollars More (0 votes [0.00%])

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  4. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (0 votes [0.00%])

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  5. Once Upon a Time in the West (0 votes [0.00%])

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  6. High Plains Drifter (0 votes [0.00%])

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  7. Pale Rider (0 votes [0.00%])

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  8. The Outlaw Josey Wales (0 votes [0.00%])

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  9. Unforgiven (1 votes [14.29%])

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  10. 3:10 to Yuma (1957) (0 votes [0.00%])

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  11. 3:10 to Yuma (2007) (0 votes [0.00%])

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  12. High Noon (0 votes [0.00%])

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  13. Hang 'Em High (0 votes [0.00%])

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  14. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (1 votes [14.29%])

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  15. Treasure of Sierra Madre (0 votes [0.00%])

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  16. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (0 votes [0.00%])

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  17. The Man who Shot Liberty Valance (0 votes [0.00%])

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  18. Other (3 votes [42.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  19. Westerns are for squares *draws square in air with finger* (0 votes [0.00%])

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  20. But...and the...Clint Eastwood...I can't possibly choose! (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

Why do you love Westerns?

  1. I don't really know. (0 votes [0.00%])

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  2. Clint Eastwood, The Man with No Name. 'Nuff said. (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  3. What's not to love about a land where law has to be enforced by rugged and sometimes attractive men? (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  4. What's not to love about a land where the law is broken by rugged and sometimes attractive men? (0 votes [0.00%])

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  5. Howdy, there, Pilgrim! John Wayne is here to kick ass nad chew gum, and he's all out of gum! (1 votes [14.29%])

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  6. Sitting around a campfire, playing that guitar and sharing sentimental stories. (0 votes [0.00%])

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  7. Them dishonorable/honorable/neutral Injuns. (0 votes [0.00%])

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  8. Spaghetti westerns. Good food and good movies! (0 votes [0.00%])

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  9. Lee Van Cleef *mrrow* (0 votes [0.00%])

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  10. The Fonda family! (0 votes [0.00%])

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  11. The body count. (0 votes [0.00%])

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  12. Horsies! Yay! (0 votes [0.00%])

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  13. Vast, rolling plains and rugged, rocky mountains. (0 votes [0.00%])

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  14. The villains. (0 votes [0.00%])

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  15. The lawmen. (1 votes [14.29%])

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  16. The Average Joe rancher. (0 votes [0.00%])

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  17. The gunplay. (0 votes [0.00%])

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  18. Ooh, the hats! And spurs! (0 votes [0.00%])

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  19. The long trail ride. (0 votes [0.00%])

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  20. Ew, westerns. (1 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

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#1 Melvin

 

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 07:08 PM

Westerns! Gotta love them westerns!* So, which one's your favorite?

And another thing, why do you love them westerns? The characters? The setting?

*You don't actually have to love them westerns.
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 07:32 PM

Other. I really really really really really really really really really really dislike Westerns. :P

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 08:25 PM

:w00t:


Wait... you want me to decide :huh: Unpossible. :P

Clint Eastwood is far and away my favorite... well, anything to do with Westerns. Fistful of Dollars, Unforgiven, and Once Upon a Time in the West are probably like tied for my favorite films. I love pretty much everything about Westerns. The cheesy acting, the drama, the clothing, the scenery (especially the scenery :D), the general rugged masculinity of guys like Eastwood, Van Cleef, Bronson, Wallach, Brinner, etc. I could probably go on all day about this stuff, but I won't :P
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 09:05 PM

^ Agree.

I'd have to say my favorite westerns are Unforgiven and 3:10 to Yuma (the new one). I really like Pale Rider, but it would have been so much better if Eastwood had been at the top of his directing game. Definitely flawed, but I love it anyway.

The only cheesy acting I like is Clint Eastwood. I mean, he's not that bad, but there's always that one scene in one of his movies that makes you go :P. Simply a fantastic setting, geographically and chronologically.
My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die. -Bob Marley
The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel. -Horace Walpole
Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most. -Bob Dylan
Everyone dies but not everyone lives. -A. Sachs
This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper -T.S. Eliot
The people that are trying to make the world worse never take a day off, why should I? Light up the darkness. -Bob Marley

A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.


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Posted 10 November 2007 - 10:47 PM

Never watched one. The closest I have seen is Back To The Future Pt.3 :P

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 11:07 PM

Never watched one. The closest I have seen is Back To The Future Pt.3 :P

It's got a lot of nice classic western elements.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 11:28 PM

Thanks to Melvin, I rewatched Unforgiven this evening :lol: I'd forgotten how powerful that movie was.
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:43 AM

The correct answer is The Searchers.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:46 AM

The correct answer is The Searchers.


I would probably concede that The Searchers is the best pre-1960 or so, but I'm a firm adherent to the Leone school of Westerns. B) John Ford was the best of his time, however, no doubt.
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:24 AM

Never watched one. The closest I have seen is Back To The Future Pt.3 :P

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Go watch Unforgiven, 3:10 to Yuma, and Fistful of Dollars, in that order. Do it.

Thanks to Melvin, I rewatched Unforgiven this evening :lol: I'd forgotten how powerful that movie was.

:) Glad to be of service.

The correct answer is The Searchers.

Ah, damn it! Me am fail for missing The Searchers.

I would probably concede that The Searchers is the best pre-1960 or so, but I'm a firm adherent to the Leone school of Westerns. B) John Ford was the best of his time, however, no doubt.

I stick by Leone's spaghetti westerns, thank you.
My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die. -Bob Marley
The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel. -Horace Walpole
Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most. -Bob Dylan
Everyone dies but not everyone lives. -A. Sachs
This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper -T.S. Eliot
The people that are trying to make the world worse never take a day off, why should I? Light up the darkness. -Bob Marley

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:28 AM

Also, you forgot to mention the scores in the 'why do you love westerns' section. Morricone's music alone was enough to make a movie worth seeing B)
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:30 AM

^ Ah, the music, and much more, Ennio Morricone's music! Definitely a contributing factor; western music is simply fantastic across the genre. No other genre has such universally appealing music to me.
My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die. -Bob Marley
The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel. -Horace Walpole
Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most. -Bob Dylan
Everyone dies but not everyone lives. -A. Sachs
This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper -T.S. Eliot
The people that are trying to make the world worse never take a day off, why should I? Light up the darkness. -Bob Marley

A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.


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Posted 12 November 2007 - 03:45 PM

It's got a lot of nice classic western elements.

Yes it does. I love it when the guy says "If you don't get out there eveyone will think Clint Eastwood is the biggest yella-belly in all the west."


Does Shanghai Noon count at all? :D

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 04:03 PM

^ Ha ha ha! No.
My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die. -Bob Marley
The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel. -Horace Walpole
Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most. -Bob Dylan
Everyone dies but not everyone lives. -A. Sachs
This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper -T.S. Eliot
The people that are trying to make the world worse never take a day off, why should I? Light up the darkness. -Bob Marley

A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.


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Posted 12 November 2007 - 05:24 PM

Does Shanghai Noon count at all? :D


Not even remotely :P Blazing Saddles, however, really ought to be on the list.
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Posted 12 November 2007 - 05:26 PM

Not even remotely :P Blazing Saddles, however, really ought to be on the list.

The most offensive movie ever... a western. Who woulda thunk? :P

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 06:17 PM

Not even remotely :P Blazing Saddles, however, really ought to be on the list.

See above answer :P

The most offensive movie ever... a western. Who woulda thunk? :P

Hey, westerns have a reputation for portraying all ethnicities equally! :P
My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die. -Bob Marley
The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel. -Horace Walpole
Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most. -Bob Dylan
Everyone dies but not everyone lives. -A. Sachs
This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper -T.S. Eliot
The people that are trying to make the world worse never take a day off, why should I? Light up the darkness. -Bob Marley

A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.


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Posted 13 November 2007 - 07:43 AM

Not even remotely :P Blazing Saddles, however, really ought to be on the list.

Yea, I've seen that one :D

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 03:39 PM

^ Pshaw. Next time I want to see Willy Wonka whip out a gun I'll return to my fantasy land.
My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die. -Bob Marley
The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel. -Horace Walpole
Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most. -Bob Dylan
Everyone dies but not everyone lives. -A. Sachs
This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper -T.S. Eliot
The people that are trying to make the world worse never take a day off, why should I? Light up the darkness. -Bob Marley

A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.


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Posted 13 November 2007 - 04:39 PM

I'm not really into westerns. The closest I think I've ever seen and really liked were Back to the Future 3 and Maverick (the movie, not the series).
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