Monday, February 18, 2013

Best Film of the Old West?

Got into a lively discussion the other day regarding the best films of the Old West. That fierce argument/genteel disagreement sparked an even tougher question: If you were to pick the best Western, which one would it be?

There are the usual contenders, such as The Searchers, Stagecoach, High Noon, Rio Bravo, and Red River, just to name a few. There is the anti-hero category with films such as Once Upon a Time in the West, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, For a Few Dollars More, Unforgiven, and The Wild Bunch. The recent version of True Grit would certainly make my short list. My Darling Clementine, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and Tombstone will be cited by many. The minute you start listing names, a load of others will come to mind. 

Your thoughts? [I'll post my nominee later and it may not be listed above.]


Steve Layman said...

One best is nigh unto impossible. How about Silverado, Cat Ballou, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Blazing Saddles, or any western starring Sam Elliot - what a perfect "western" voice?

Lynn C said...

Once Upon a Time in the West. Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards. Nothing else needs to be said

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