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Posted: 1/16/2009 6:52:54 PM EDT
For you young whippersnappers, do yourselves a favor & rent/buy the below movies. Both are top notch westerns as well as damn good movies, period.

"The Life & Times of Judge Roy Bean", starring Paul Newman, John Huston (also directed), Ned Beatty & Victoria Principal (sp?) in her first ever movie role. (I'm skipping Jacquiline Bisset (sp?) as she was a TERRIBLE choice as the Texas born daughter - British accent????    )

"Little Big Man", with Dustin Hoffman & Faye Dunaway. Fictional account of the only white survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn. While full of sympathy for the Indian point of view, it's also full of black comedy.

Feel free to add any other odd/quirky westerns that I may have missed. No, I didn't forget "Outlaw Josey Wales"..............  
Link Posted: 1/16/2009 7:05:55 PM EDT
[#1]
I've never seen Roy Bean.

But I was a kid when Little Big Man was released and I saw it in the theatre. I've loved it all these years and have it on VHS and now DVD. I just loved Chief Dan George. What a great old man.

Quirky? How about "Duck you sucker aka A Fistfull of Dynamite".
Link Posted: 1/16/2009 7:44:47 PM EDT
[#2]
Cat Ballou with Jane Fonda (spit) and Lee Marvin was good and quirky. link

Hallelujah Trail was another of my favorites. Burt Lancaster and Lee Remick
Link Posted: 1/16/2009 8:59:04 PM EDT
[#3]
Blazing Saddles.
Link Posted: 1/17/2009 12:45:42 AM EDT
[#4]
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[#5]
Silverado

The ballad of Cable Hogue was always a favorite of mine.  Plus it had boobies!
Link Posted: 1/17/2009 5:08:33 AM EDT
[#6]
My Name is Nobody.
Link Posted: 1/17/2009 6:00:13 AM EDT
[#7]
South of Heaven , West of Hell
Link Posted: 1/17/2009 11:03:03 AM EDT
[#8]
Rustler's Rhapsody IMDB linkage

!Three Amigos! IMDB
Link Posted: 1/17/2009 9:55:21 PM EDT
[#9]
Sukiyaki Western Django  Doesn't get much more quirky than a Japanese western, complete with katana.
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 3:08:52 AM EDT
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[#11]
I liked this one





Link Posted: 1/18/2009 5:24:20 PM EDT
[#12]




+1

I was actually impressed with Sharon Stone's apparent comfort level with handling her six gun. Too bad she's a libtard............    

Link Posted: 1/18/2009 5:38:42 PM EDT
[#13]
Quoted:
Sukiyaki Western Django  Doesn't get much more quirky than a Japanese western, complete with katana.


Beat me to it, dammit.
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 7:30:44 PM EDT
[#14]
I liked Seraphim Falls
Link Posted: 1/19/2009 4:28:16 AM EDT
[#15]
McClintok, (sp?)   funniest western ever
Link Posted: 1/19/2009 8:11:24 AM EDT
[#16]
Rustler's Rhapsody gets my nod.

#1-You missed! How could you miss?!
#2-Even with these scopes we have a target a hundred yards away, maybe more! We've never fired these guns before! There's a definite wind factor AND we have a problem with the sun!
Link Posted: 1/19/2009 8:48:51 AM EDT
[#17]
Evil Roy Slade
Link Posted: 1/19/2009 9:56:19 AM EDT
[#18]
BLindman

With Ring Star as the villain.
Link Posted: 1/19/2009 3:44:25 PM EDT
[#19]
Quoted:
McClintok, (sp?)   funniest western ever




Nope.  

That would be Blazing Saddles...............    
Link Posted: 1/20/2009 1:30:00 AM EDT
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[#21]
Heaven's Gate was one weird western. You'd have to see it to believe how weird it is.
Link Posted: 1/20/2009 6:39:42 AM EDT
[#22]
Quoted:
Heaven's Gate was one weird western. You'd have to see it to believe how weird it is.



The Cult or the movie?
Link Posted: 1/20/2009 6:42:16 AM EDT
[#23]
For an entertaining after noon watch the following movies back to back

Rio Bravo
Eldorado
Rio Lobo


Howard Hawks always claimed they were completely diffferent movies.
Link Posted: 1/20/2009 9:05:21 AM EDT
[#24]
Quoted:
Evil Roy Slade



Yep...a classic

Link Posted: 1/20/2009 11:20:03 AM EDT
[#25]
The Hired Hand starring and directed by Peter Fonda would qualify as quirky to me.
Link Posted: 1/20/2009 11:28:50 AM EDT
[#26]
Link Posted: 1/20/2009 12:13:09 PM EDT
[#27]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Heaven's Gate was one weird western. You'd have to see it to believe how weird it is.



The Cult or the movie?


The movie of course. It has some great cinematography in it but the story line is hard to follow. The director tried to carry the movie with the scenery. It didn't work.
Link Posted: 1/20/2009 3:27:35 PM EDT
[#28]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Quoted:
Heaven's Gate was one weird western. You'd have to see it to believe how weird it is.



The Cult or the movie?


The movie of course. It has some great cinematography in it but the story line is hard to follow. The director tried to carry the movie with the scenery. It didn't work.


Heaven's Gate is actually pretty famous for being one of the most expesive movies at the time and grossing one of the smallest amounts.  Story has it that at one point Cimino decided that the street was too narrow by 12', so he had the whole set of period reproduction buildings torn down on both sides of the street and moved 6' each direction.  This movie is the reason Michael Cimino hasn't directed anything of any  real substance since.  I've never been able to sit through this one from start to finish, but I did like The Deer Hunter and Thunderbold And Lightfoot both.  Westerns with roller rinks are a bad idea anyway.
Link Posted: 1/20/2009 3:32:15 PM EDT
[#29]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Quoted:
Quoted:
Heaven's Gate was one weird western. You'd have to see it to believe how weird it is.



The Cult or the movie?


The movie of course. It has some great cinematography in it but the story line is hard to follow. The director tried to carry the movie with the scenery. It didn't work.


Heaven's Gate is actually pretty famous for being one of the most expesive movies at the time and grossing one of the smallest amounts.  Story has it that at one point Cimino decided that the street was too narrow by 12', so he had the whole set of period reproduction buildings torn down on both sides of the street and moved 6' each direction.  This movie is the reason Michael Cimino hasn't directed anything of any  real substance since.  I've never been able to sit through this one from start to finish, but I did like The Deer Hunter and Thunderbold And Lightfoot both.  Westerns with roller rinks are a bad idea anyway.



I loved the sets that were built, including the houses. I recently had an old friend die that was 106 who didn't have running water and heated by wood. Their homes were pretty much just like his.
The story line wasn't too damn good I admit. But I did enjoy the scenery and cinematography.
Link Posted: 1/20/2009 4:34:05 PM EDT
[#30]
I've enjoyed old Tex Ritter movies. Also Roy Rogers. B-western John Wayne, of course. I watched the Lone Ranger as a kid, but the episodes I've seen recently were pretty awful.

GL
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 5:00:05 PM EDT
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[#32]
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 5:55:24 PM EDT
[#33]
Waterhole #3 - "The code of the West, don't draw with a stranger..."

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Sundance:  I can't swim!
Butch:  Are you crazy, the fall will probably kill you.

The Cheyenne Social Club - James Stewart and Henry Fonda - Jimmy inherits "The Cheyenne Social Club" and Henry rides along.  Turns out to be a Whorehouse.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 4:32:51 AM EDT
[#34]
Going South  with Jack Nickelson
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 12:49:04 PM EDT
[#35]
Dead Man
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 2:46:37 PM EDT
[#36]
Quoted:
Going South  with Jack Nickelson




There's a slew of high caliber actors in that movie: Danny Devito & Christopher Loyd (sp?) just to name a few. Great flick!
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 4:59:05 PM EDT
[#37]
How about The Villian
Kirk Douglas as the bad guy
The Govenator as Handsom Stranger.  He carried a 7 shot 6 shooter.  lol  
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 5:47:50 PM EDT
[#38]
My Favs.

Fistful of Dollars
Pale Rider
Outlaw Jose Wales

––––––

Tombstone
Young Guns
3:10 to Yuma
Appalossa


Some of the newer westerns.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 6:02:16 PM EDT
[#39]
"Little Big Man", with Dustin Hoffman & Faye Dunaway. Fictional account of the only white survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn. While full of sympathy for the Indian point of view, it's also full of black comedy


that's an awsome movie good ol' Jack Crab
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 8:36:41 PM EDT
[#40]
Is little big man still available on DVD? Ive been looking for it for awhile and havent seen it for sale. Good movie
Link Posted: 1/27/2009 6:15:03 AM EDT
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