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TOMBSTONE - and the Western Genre
« on: January 29, 2012, 07:48:23 PM »


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I'm your huckleberry Tombstone scene


One of the good ones in the Western genre!  Of this generation anyway.
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Re: TOMBSTONE
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 09:05:19 PM »
There's an excellent Science fiction author out there by the name of John Ringo...pick up "Live Free or Die" and "Citadel".....


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Re: TOMBSTONE
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 10:20:50 PM »
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: TOMBSTONE
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 11:48:54 PM »
Without clicking, I recognize Jack Palance's character Jack Wilson from the movie Shane. 

Purely coincidence I watched Shane last night.  The film is brilliant in every respect.  Won Best Picture 1953, and with cause.  A masterpiece of the art.  Visually stunning. 

You know you're watching something special right from the opening sequence.  Location shots were filmed in Jackson Hole with the Grand Tetons looming in the background. 

The lyric quality to the dialogue gave the film a poetic nature.  The use of visual foreshadowing and symbolism is unparalleled in any western I've ever seen. 

Casting Alan Ladd was a stroke of genius in my opinion.  His understated performance made him loom as large as the Tetons and created an imposing figure in the film.

Do I love the film Shane?  You bet.
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Re: TOMBSTONE
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 11:13:20 PM »
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Here's another one of my all time favorites....right up there with Shane!

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Re: TOMBSTONE
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 07:53:26 AM »
open range scene

Nobody could have played the scenes better than Robert Duvall {Boss Spearman} and Kevin Costner (Charley Waite).

...and Annette Bening. (Sue Barlow)


One of my favorites of all time.  Thanks for posting. 

Interesting tidbit... the heavyset cafe keeper in the grey vest is Herb Kohler, general principle of Kohler Company in Kohler, Wisconsin.  He became friends of Kevin Costner while vacationing in South Dakota during the filming of Dances with Wolves
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Re: TOMBSTONE
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012, 03:13:30 PM »
Winchester '73 Official Trailer #1 - James Stewart Movie (1950) HD


This is another one that was recently making the rounds on Encor Western cable.

Very good way to spend Sunday morning....in bed watching Westerns.  LOL!
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Re: TOMBSTONE - and the Western Genre
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 03:33:14 PM »
Shane (1953)


And as AC has already said....here's the Godfather of all Westerns.
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Re: TOMBSTONE - and the Western Genre
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 03:42:27 PM »
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Once Upon a Time in the West, opening scene

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Re: TOMBSTONE - and the Western Genre
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 03:44:46 PM »
I hope this applies to this thread...but my fav western has to be The Searchers....






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Re: TOMBSTONE - and the Western Genre
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2012, 03:59:35 PM »
I hope this applies to this thread...but my fav western has to be The Searchers....




The Searchers - Meeting with Scar




Absolutely, Myst!     :beer:
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Re: TOMBSTONE - and the Western Genre
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2012, 04:07:40 PM »
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The trailer of this Classic!

...although I loved Audie Murphy, Joel McCrea in leading roles too.
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Re: TOMBSTONE - and the Western Genre
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2012, 04:14:00 PM »
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

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Re: TOMBSTONE - and the Western Genre
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2012, 04:16:08 PM »
For A Few Dollars More (Theme by Ennio Morricone)


I use Clint Eastwood as a barometer of just how old I'm getting.

UGH!
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Re: TOMBSTONE - and the Western Genre
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2012, 04:19:01 PM »
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Re: TOMBSTONE - and the Western Genre
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2012, 04:22:28 PM »
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: TOMBSTONE - and the Western Genre
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2012, 04:29:40 PM »
Yeah.....there are some terrific Western movies.

It was a special time,  when the American Spirit was necessary to survive and prosper.
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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2012, 04:32:20 PM »
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Re: TOMBSTONE - and the Western Genre
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2012, 04:42:20 PM »
Frenchie


Shelley Winters was sooooo hot back then.  She wore the Western corset gowns better than anyone!  (Not that I pay any special attention to that, LOL!)
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Re: TOMBSTONE - and the Western Genre
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For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: TOMBSTONE - and the Western Genre
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2012, 04:57:47 PM »
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: TOMBSTONE - and the Western Genre
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2012, 05:02:36 PM »
Which one did you like better, Lando?

One of the things that has always bugged me about these gunfight scenes is that Hollywood loses all sense of reality when it comes to how many bullets a SIX-SHOTTER can fire.

Open range was notorious for that.  In one scene, Costner had as many as a extra-large 9mm clip.

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