Originally Posted by §PideŽ
I just saw this movie , and man was it good ..Slow in the beginging , but man it picks up fast ..........
I love a good western .....
1. Lonesome Dove , the movie
3. Open Range
4. True Grit
5. Gunfight at crossfire trail ( selleck western LOUIS L'AMOUR novel)
6. Shadow Riders ( same as #5)
7. The Sacketts ..... ( same as #5)
8. Rio Lobo
9. Once upon a time in the west ..
10.Outlaw Josey Whales
others I realy enjoyed , Red Sun ( charles Bronson ) , Long Riders , Wyatt Earp , Elderrado , Sons of Katie Elder .......
Lonesome Dove is also my fave. Perfectly cast starting with Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones. I was holding out hope that a few years ago they would make the book Commanche Moon into a movie with Jones and Duvall reprising their roles. It would've been a stretch having them play guys in their mid-30's for sure but, hey, life on the trail made a man age fast.
Duvall is a great cowboy as is Costner and that's one of the reason's I enjoyed Open Range so much. That and it's relative accuracy in portraying the period.
Lotsa folks like Tombstone, and I do too, but if you want historical accuracy then you need to watch Wyatt Earp. "Blood is all that matters. Everyone else is a stranger.". Tombstone is the "Hollywood-ized" version of the Earp story.
The Searchers is a great Wayne flick IMHOP, and Unforgiven is Eastwood's best.
The spaghetti westerns are all good fun. I watched "Two Mules for Sister Sarah" on AMC last night. I put that in the spag. western classification.
Back to Duvall and Wayne:
Gus McRae is one of the great western characters. Along with Rooster Cogburn.
"Fill yer hands you sonuvab****!"