We have a long thread about what latest movie we watched and what the "top 10" are, but how about a simple one;
What is your one all time favorite western movie?
Mine would have to be Jermiah Johnson. I can watch that one over and over again.
Well, this is a tough one !! Judge Roy Bean and it's many actors, lines & places; Once upon a Time in the WEST and its great actors; then, who can forget Val Kilmer in Tombstone.
All very good movies for me and several thousand others...it's just one mans' opinion, but I'm taking " Once Upon a Time in the West " the music in this movie is also very classic....and rings in your head !!
Good Luck with your choice,
Two John Wayne films are re-released in Blu-ray. The 50th Anniversary Edition of "The Commancheros" is now out, in both DVD and Blu-ray. Besides the film there are a lot of nice extras and interviews with surviving cast members. Lee Marvin's appearance in this film is much too short!
Also "The Horse Soldiers" is now out in Blu-ray, one of my favorite movies, and one of my favorite movie lines. When asked his civilian profession, Col Marlowe (Wayne) says "Railroad Engineer", and Miss Hunter (Constance Towers) says something like "Oh I just love it when you ring that bell in the engine" - in a simpering Southern Bell accent. The look on Wayne's face is priceless....as he says "No I BUILD Railroads"......
Not knowing what powder charge he supposidly used, I don't find that a particular, overall.
I realize there will always be inacurracies in any film about those days. I attempt to not let that ruin the film for me. Of course, the more accurate the better, but if the film has good acting, a good plot, a well written script, and good cinematography, that is the most important issues with me. Accuracy is more like icing on the cake.
That "Dame" in Rio Bravo - was Angie Dickinson - a very young Angie. They made "Rio Bravo" as an "answer" to High Noon, with all the political bickering at the time about all the people of the town failing to support Cooper in High Noon - Wayne and the director wanted to make a moving showing the "professionals" doing the job and turning down Amateur Support.
The Song that Ricky Nelson and Dean Martin sang together was recycled - it was first used as the theme song of Wayne's "Red River" - then the composer put some words to it and used it in "Rio Bravo".
Lots of things connect these old movies.
I know, I know. Angie Dickinson is a fox. Frankly, gentlemen, she didn't appeal to me.
As for "High Noon," I thought Wayne's complaint about the movie was when Cooper threw down his badge before he left town. Cooper's character's contempt was clear to me and I couldn't understand what the problem was. The whole town wussed out because of their cowardice. They wanted the professionals to defend them because they didn't have the courage to do it themselves. In "Rio Bravo," it seemed to me that the professionals didn't want amateurs to help because they'd get hurt/killed.
This confuses me. Wayne was an ardent conservative and it was said that he thought "High Noon" was some kind of socialist comment. If anything, "Rio Bravo", with its "let the government take care of it" message, was the socialist comment.
Or are my politics getting all befarkledup here?