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Western Challenge May 2018

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Post by 3eyes » May 23rd, 2018, 2:33 pm

13-16. Kung Fu (72, S1 Ep 1-4) - Double
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1. Quién sabe? / A bullet for the general (67) [Triple]
2. Way out West (37)
3. Rustlers’ Rhapsody (85)
4. I Crudeli / Hellbenders (It 67) - Triple
5-6. Dr. Quinn, medicine woman (93, S1, Ep 1-2)
7. American outlaws (01)
8. Kung Fu (72-5, S1, Pilot) [Psychotronic] - Double
9. The slowest gun in the West (60) - 1st check
10. The baron of Arizona (50) - Double
11. The shootist (76) - Double
12. Go West (40) - Double
13-16. Kung Fu (72, S1 Ep 1-4) - Double
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Post by sol » May 23rd, 2018, 3:39 pm

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17m = 61min
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)
18. Buck and the Preacher (1972)
19a. The Paleface (1922) 20min +
19b. The Frozen North (1922) 17min +
19c. Out West (1918) 25min = 62mins
20a. Broken Down Film (1985) 6min +
20b. An Eastern Westerner (1920) 24min +
20c. West of Hot Dog (1924) 30m = 60mins
21. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
22. Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1969)

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Striking similar to the previous film I watched for this Challenge, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, except that the title self-defense murderer flees with his girlfriend. Sounds interesting enough, but Katharine Ross (who bafflingly won a BAFTA award for her role) is lifeless. Even more awkward though are all the scenes spent on Robert Redford, cast a sheriff here, and his even duller stuffy girlfriend. The dialogue-free scenes of Redford tracking the title character down by himself are great. The rest of the film is not.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 24th, 2018, 12:49 am

32. Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968) Ferdinando Baldi / FTV / Rating: 7
33. Alive or Preferably Dead (1969) Duccio Tessari / FTV / Rating: 6
The Good, The Bad and the CheesyShow
1. Django (1966) Sergio Corbucci / Rating: 9
2. Minnesota Clay (1964) Sergio Corbucci / FTV / Rating: 7+
3. A Pistol for Ringo (1965) Duccio Tessari / FTV / Rating: 7
4. The Return of Ringo (1965) Duccio Tessari / FTV / Rating: 6+
5. Lucky Luke (1997) Terence Hill / FTV / Rating: 5+
6. Ringo, the Mark of Vengeance (1966) Mario Caino / FTV / Rating: 7
7. The Brute and the Beast (1966) Lucio Fulci / FTV / Rating: 8
8. Three Graves For a Winchester (1966) Emimmo Salvi / Rating: 7+
9. Man From Nowhere (1966) Michele Lupo / FTV / Rating: 7
10. Navajo Joe (1966) Sergio Corbucci / FTV / Rating: 7+
11. Johnny Yuma (1966) Romolo Guerrieri / FTV / Rating: 9
12. Django… Adios! (1972) Roberto Mauri / FTV / Rating: 5
13. 10,000 Dollars For a Massacre (1967) Romolo Guerrieri / FTV / Rating: 8+
14. Django Kills Softly (1967) Massimo Pupillo / FTV / Rating: 7
15. Django, Kill!... If You Live Shoot! (1967) Giulio Questi / FTV / Rating: 7+
16. Death Rides a Horse (1967) Giulio Petroni / FTV / Rating: 8+
17. Return of Django (1967) Osvaldo Civirani / FTV / Rating: 5
18. Wanted (1967) Giorgio Ferroni / FTV / Rating: 8
19. If You Meet Sartana… Pray for Your Death (1968) Gianfranco Parolini / FTV / Rating: 8
20. Long Days of Hate (1968) Gianfranco Baldanello / FTV / Rating: 7
21. Hate thy Neighbor (1968) Ferdinando Baldi / FTV / Rating: 7
22. Requiem For a Gringo (1968) Eugenio Martin, Jose Luis Merino / FTV / Rating: 8
23. Twice a Judas (1968) Nando Cicero / FTV / Rating: 7
24. Run, Man, Run (1968) Sergio Sollima / FTV / Rating: 9
25. Find a Place to Die (1968) Giuliano Cernimeo / FTV / Rating: 6+
26. Shoot, Gringo…Shoot! (1968) Bruno Corbucci / FTV / Rating: 7+
27. God Was in the West, Too, at One Time (1968) Marino Girolami / FTV / Rating: 6+
28. Beyond the Law (1968) Giorgio Stegani / FTV / Rating: 9
29. Trusting is Good… Shooting is Better (1968) Osvaldo Civirani / FTV / Rating: 6+
30. Django the Bastard (1969) Sergio Garrone / FTV / Rating: 8
31. Una lunga fila di croci (1969) Sergio Garrone / FTV / Rating: 7+

32. Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968) Ferdinando Baldi / FTV / Rating: 7
33. Alive or Preferably Dead (1969) Duccio Tessari / FTV / Rating: 6

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Post by Simba63 » May 24th, 2018, 1:48 am

55. Corri uomo corri (1968) - 5/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » May 24th, 2018, 6:01 am

psychotronicbeatnik on May 23 2018, 06:49:12 PM wrote:32. Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968) Ferdinando Baldi / FTV / Rating: 7
How are those Django knockoffs? I liked the original, but have heard the others have nothing to do with the original...

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Post by frbrown » May 24th, 2018, 6:19 am

17. The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
18. Apache (1954)
19. Major Dundee (1965)
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1. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
2. Monte Walsh (1970)
3. Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967)
4. The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)
5. Hang 'Em High (1968)
6. Ace High (1968)
7. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
8. The Unforgiven (1960)
9. Winds of the Wasteland (1936)
10. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
11. Man in the Shadow (1957)
12. Una pistola per Ringo (1965)
13. Calamity Jane (1953)
14. If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968)
15. Blindman (1971)
16. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
17. The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
18. Apache (1954)
19. Major Dundee (1965)
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Post by sol » May 24th, 2018, 1:47 pm

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17m = 61min
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)
18. Buck and the Preacher (1972)
19a. The Paleface (1922) 20min +
19b. The Frozen North (1922) 17min +
19c. Out West (1918) 25min = 62mins
20a. Broken Down Film (1985) 6min +
20b. An Eastern Westerner (1920) 24min +
20c. West of Hot Dog (1924) 30m = 60mins
21. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
22. Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1969)
23. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)

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Less offensive than one might expect; this dwarf-actors western is serious in tone and while some of the comic relief is indeed groan-inducing, such moments are limited and a non-exploitative gag with an elusive duck is actually the weakest joke. This is not, however, a good film. The songs are uniformly poor, the dialogue is leaden and didactic and the central romance is dull, making this more boring than offensive. If you watch it though, try to spot all the child actors slotted in as extras.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 24th, 2018, 9:24 pm

maxwelldeux on May 24 2018, 12:01:39 AM wrote:
psychotronicbeatnik on May 23 2018, 06:49:12 PM wrote:32. Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968) Ferdinando Baldi / FTV / Rating: 7
How are those Django knockoffs? I liked the original, but have heard the others have nothing to do with the original...
There's one official sequel from the 80s with Franco Nero reprising the role called Django Strikes Again, but I haven't seen that. There's at least 30+ more films with Django in the title and of the ones I have seen, there are very few characteristics in common with the first. In at least one, there wasn't even a character called Django! There's even a Japanese Django film directed by Takashi Miike called Sukiyaki Django which I remember being a lot of fun. Of course, Tarantino's Django takes a similar approach to all the knock-offs but he completely rewrites the character in an interesting way.

The one I just watched with Terence Hill called Django, Prepare a Coffin at least featured a coffin and a volley gun in at least one scene, but Hill's Django seemed to have some Sartana mixed in too. (Sartana also has a lot of films featuring his character that have no relation to the original, but there are five Sartana films that progress the character along an arc - and they are being released on Blu-Ray as a set but not until next month).

Aside from Sukiyaki Django and Django Unchained, Django the Bastard is probably the best of the knock-offs I have seen, although Django, Kill!... If You Live Shoot! may be the most fun in a perversely kooky way. In Django, Kill!... If You Live Shoot! one of the large outlaw bands appears to be gay (unlike most spaghetti bad guys these are all young, handsome and well-groomed in matching black shirts). I never expected to see that in a spaghetti western.

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Post by Simba63 » May 25th, 2018, 1:42 am

56. Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità (1971) - 7/10

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Post by allisoncm » May 25th, 2018, 9:11 pm

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1. Pale Rider 3/10 Everything I hate about westerns: Clint Eastwood, violence, and dead animals.
2. Oh, Susanna! 4/10 This was pretty dumb. Gene Autry playing himself. Would work if I were a hardcore fan, but I’m not.
3. The Tall Men (1955) 5/10 Worth it for Jane Russell singing and Raoul Walsh directing. Otherwise…not much to see here, folks.
4. Terror in a Texas Town 5/10 Checked it out on Amazon Prime. They have a lot of westerns.
5. Keoma - 4/10 I find spaghetti westerns to be particularly bad. Starting with partial or full dubbing and the horrible situations. This dealt with racist characters and I am not into shootouts or violence, so I really hated this.
6. Una pistola per Ringo 5/10 - Not into the violence and rape and the main character who was just a mercenary.
7. Monte Walsh 1/10 Jeanne Moreau couldn’t save this movie. I didn’t find Monte Walsh, the character, all that likable.
8. Mannaja 4/10 Welcome to another movie where men are trying to be macho through violence and the women are basically prostitutes.
9. Man from Del Rio (1956) https://letterboxd.com/film/man-from-del-rio/
10. Broken Arrow (1950) 7.5 Yay, the first western I’ve liked for this challenge. https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/broken-arrow/
11. Bandidos (1967) 5/10 Spaghetti Western
12. Il grande duello (1972) 5/10 Spaghetti Western
13. Bronco Billy - 6.5/10 https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/bronco-billy/

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Post by Nathan Treadway » May 26th, 2018, 2:55 am

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Post by sol » May 26th, 2018, 5:42 am

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17m = 61min
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)
18. Buck and the Preacher (1972)
19a. The Paleface (1922) 20min +
19b. The Frozen North (1922) 17min +
19c. Out West (1918) 25min = 62mins
20a. Broken Down Film (1985) 6min +
20b. An Eastern Westerner (1920) 24min +
20c. West of Hot Dog (1924) 30m = 60mins
21. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
22. Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1969)
23. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
24. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)

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Second best film (after I Shot Jesse James) that I have seen for this Challenge so far. :poshclap:

Trumbo drills the McCarthyiasm parallels a tad hard, but this remains a fascinating tale with three dimensional characters all round. Nedrick Young makes for an especially complex chief villain and the scenes between Young and Sebastian Cabot are electric with excellent dialogue as the pair both look down upon each other (less effective is Sterling Hayden whose idea of a Swedish accent is to say "yah" in every sentence). Film looks excellent too with noir luminary Joseph H. Lewis at the helm.
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Post by sol » May 26th, 2018, 7:56 am

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17m = 61min
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)
18. Buck and the Preacher (1972)
19a. The Paleface (1922) 20min +
19b. The Frozen North (1922) 17min +
19c. Out West (1918) 25min = 62mins
20a. Broken Down Film (1985) 6min +
20b. An Eastern Westerner (1920) 24min +
20c. West of Hot Dog (1924) 30m = 60mins
21. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
22. Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1969)
23. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
24. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
25. Shanghai Noon (2000)

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Very slow to warm up (it is over 40 minutes in before the protagonists team up) but this western comedy survives well on account on the humour Wilson brings to his role and Chan's great combat stunts. The plot becomes a little too complex for its own good towards the end, but this is generally a decent time passer with a memorable candlelit church showdown.
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Post by cinephage » May 26th, 2018, 9:46 am

07. Cowboy, by Delmer Daves (1958) 8/10

Jack Lemmon & Glenn Ford !! This is a fine western, fellows !

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01. Da uomo a uomo, by Giulio Petroni (1967) 7,5/10
02. The Missouri Breaks, by Arthur Penn (1976) 7/10
03. Ramrod, by Andre de Toth (1947) 8/10
04. The Battle at Apache Pass, by George Sherman (1952) 7,5/10
05. Rough Night in Jericho, by Arnold Laven (1967) 8/10
06. ¡Mátalo! by Cesare Canevari (1970) 4/10

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Post by sol » May 26th, 2018, 10:24 am

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17m = 61min
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)
18. Buck and the Preacher (1972)
19a. The Paleface (1922) 20min +
19b. The Frozen North (1922) 17min +
19c. Out West (1918) 25min = 62mins
20a. Broken Down Film (1985) 6min +
20b. An Eastern Westerner (1920) 24min +
20c. West of Hot Dog (1924) 30m = 60mins
21. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
22. Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1969)
23. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
24. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
25. Shanghai Noon (2000)
26. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)

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While this western has a low action quota, it is nevertheless often thrilling with much tension between the two protagonists. Glenn Ford is simply dynamite as the outlaw, with a constant uncertainty as to whether he says what he means and Van Heflin is very decent as the rancher. None of the other cast members are particularly good though (Heflin's constantly whining kids are a sheer nuisance). The scenes with Heflin and Ford alone though are great. I really liked the ending too.
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Post by jeroeno » May 26th, 2018, 1:17 pm

1. Apache (1954)
2. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
3. Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
4. Broken Arrow (1950)
5. The Last Sunset (1961)
6. Day of the Outlaw (1956)
7. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
8. The Tall Men (1955)
9. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
10. Rio Conchos (1964)
11. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
12. Viva Maria! (1965)
13. Major Dundee (1965)
14. Lonesome Cowboys (1968)
15. The Unforgiven (1960)
16. Great Day in the Morning (1956)
17. Monte Walsh (1970)
18. The Hanging Tree (1969)
19. Cowboy (1958)
20. The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
21. Yellow Sky (1948)
22. The Wonderful Country (1959)

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Post by Simba63 » May 26th, 2018, 3:36 pm

57. Il mercenario (1968) - 7/10
58. Tepepa (1969) - 5/10

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Post by allisoncm » May 26th, 2018, 4:16 pm

sol on May 26 2018, 01:56:44 AM wrote:
Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17m = 61min
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)
18. Buck and the Preacher (1972)
19a. The Paleface (1922) 20min +
19b. The Frozen North (1922) 17min +
19c. Out West (1918) 25min = 62mins
20a. Broken Down Film (1985) 6min +
20b. An Eastern Westerner (1920) 24min +
20c. West of Hot Dog (1924) 30m = 60mins
21. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
22. Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1969)
23. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
24. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
25. Shanghai Noon (2000)

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Very slow to warm up (it is over 40 minutes in before the protagonists team up) but this western comedy survives well on account on the humour Wilson brings to his role and Chan's great combat stunts. The plot becomes a little too complex for its own good towards the end, but this is generally a decent time passer with a memorable candlelit church showdown.
When it came out, I was working at a movie theater. I watched it more times on-screen than probably any other movie. So entertaining. :lol:

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Post by sol » May 26th, 2018, 4:22 pm

allisoncm on May 26 2018, 10:16:18 AM wrote:When it came out, I was working at a movie theater. I watched it more times on-screen than probably any other movie.
Dream job. No wonder you've checked so many movies. :D
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Post by sol » May 26th, 2018, 4:24 pm

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17m = 61min
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)
18. Buck and the Preacher (1972)
19a. The Paleface (1922) 20min +
19b. The Frozen North (1922) 17min +
19c. Out West (1918) 25min = 62mins
20a. Broken Down Film (1985) 6min +
20b. An Eastern Westerner (1920) 24min +
20c. West of Hot Dog (1924) 30m = 60mins
21. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
22. Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1969)
23. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
24. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
25. Shanghai Noon (2000)
26. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
27. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

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The kids are better fleshed out here and the film is at least 50% a strained father/son relationship tale with an angry son ashamed of his father's cowardice. More time spent developing the other supporting characters too. Unfortunately, this leads to all the intense conversations between the outlaw and rancher being heavily stripped down. They barely have a moment alone together, and as such the film never delves to the deep psychological territory of the original.
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Post by allisoncm » May 26th, 2018, 11:57 pm

sol on May 26 2018, 10:22:29 AM wrote:
allisoncm on May 26 2018, 10:16:18 AM wrote:When it came out, I was working at a movie theater. I watched it more times on-screen than probably any other movie.
Dream job. No wonder you've checked so many movies. :D
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Post by jdidaco » May 27th, 2018, 4:00 am

21. Per 100.000 dollari t'ammazzo (Vengeance is Mine, Giovanni Fago, 1968) 9/10
22. La notte dei serpenti (Night of the Serpent, Giulio Petroni, 1969) 7.5/10

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1. Minnesota Clay (Sergio Corbucci, 1964) 7/10
2. La morte non conta I dollari (Death at Owell Rock, Riccardo Freda, 1967) 7/10
3. Apachen (Apaches, Gottfried Kolditz, 1973) 7/10
4. Blauvogel (Blue Bird, Ulrich Weiß, 1979) 9.5/10
5. El hombre que mató a Billy el Niño/...E divenne il più spietato bandito del sud (The Man Who Killed Billy the Kid, Julio Buchs, 1967) 7/10
6. Los desesperados/Quei disperati che puzzano di sudore e di morte (A Bullet for Sandoval, Julio Buchs, 1969) 8/10
7. Tutto per tutto (Go for Broke, Umberto Lenzi, 1968) 7.5/10
8. Una pistola per cento bare (Pistol for a Hundred Coffins, Umberto Lenzi, 1968) 8/10
9. 1000 dollari sul nero ($1,000 on the Black, Alberto Cardone, 1966) 8/10
10. Quanto costa morire (Cost of Dying, Sergio Merolle, 1968) 7.5/10
11. Réquiem para el gringo/Requiem per un gringo (Requiem for a Gringo, José Luis Merino & Eugenio Martín, 1968) 8/10
12. La cólera del viento/La collera del vento (The Wind's Fierce, Mario Camus, 1970) 9/10
13. Se incontri Sartana prega per la tua morte (If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death, Gianfranco Parolini, 1968) 7.5/10
14. Spara, Gringo, spara (Shoot, Gringo... Shoot!, Bruno Corbucci, 1968) 7/10
15. The Scavengers (Lee Frost, 1969) 6/10
16. Cry for Me, Billy (William A. Graham, 1972) 8/10
17. Fedra West/Io non perdono... uccido (Phaedra West, Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, 1968) 7.5/10
18. Garringo (Dead Are Countless, Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969) 7/10
19. Il venditore di morte (The Price of Death, Lorenzo Gicca Palli, 1971) 7/10
20. Hai sbagliato... dovevi uccidermi subito! (Kill the Poker Player, Mario Bianchi, 1972) 6/10

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Post by frbrown » May 27th, 2018, 4:14 am

20. Sabata (1969)
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1. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
2. Monte Walsh (1970)
3. Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967)
4. The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)
5. Hang 'Em High (1968)
6. Ace High (1968)
7. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
8. The Unforgiven (1960)
9. Winds of the Wasteland (1936)
10. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
11. Man in the Shadow (1957)
12. Una pistola per Ringo (1965)
13. Calamity Jane (1953)
14. If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968)
15. Blindman (1971)
16. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
17. The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
18. Apache (1954)
19. Major Dundee (1965)
20. Sabata (1969)
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Post by sol » May 27th, 2018, 8:09 am

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17m = 61min
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)
18. Buck and the Preacher (1972)
19a. The Paleface (1922) 20min +
19b. The Frozen North (1922) 17min +
19c. Out West (1918) 25min = 62mins
20a. Broken Down Film (1985) 6min +
20b. An Eastern Westerner (1920) 24min +
20c. West of Hot Dog (1924) 30m = 60mins
21. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
22. Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1969)
23. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
24. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
25. Shanghai Noon (2000)
26. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
27. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
28. The Unforgiven (1960)

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This John Huston western taps into interesting territory as frontier racism and identity suppression crop up, with the plot revolving around a frontier family who become pariahs for having adopted a Native American girl and kept her identity a secret. The film's moral waywardness is a real weakness as the movie positions us to root for her brothers who selfishly do not want the Amerindians to take their sister back while the film also acknowledges that the Amerindians are in the right. Huston understandably was not fond of the final film.

And with that, I claim Bronze on the BFI Screen Guide westerns list. :cowboy:

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Post by blocho » May 27th, 2018, 8:19 am

3. Face to Face

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Post by sol » May 27th, 2018, 10:14 am

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17m = 61min
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)
18. Buck and the Preacher (1972)
19a. The Paleface (1922) 20min +
19b. The Frozen North (1922) 17min +
19c. Out West (1918) 25min = 62mins
20a. Broken Down Film (1985) 6min +
20b. An Eastern Westerner (1920) 24min +
20c. West of Hot Dog (1924) 30m = 60mins
21. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
22. Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1969)
23. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
24. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
25. Shanghai Noon (2000)
26. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
27. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
28. The Unforgiven (1960)
29. River of No Return (1954)

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Robbed, beaten up and left for dead, a struggling farmer journeys down a dangerous river in search of vengeance, accompanied by an estranged son and (bizarrely) the robber's wife here. To add to the 'thrills', not only is the river dangerous and hard to steer through, but the trio have to ward off attacks from Native Americans along the way... for reasons unknown. The film at least showcases some wonderful natural landscapes, but then they are ruined by incredibly fake rear projection work.
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Post by sol » May 27th, 2018, 12:40 pm

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17m = 61min
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)
18. Buck and the Preacher (1972)
19a. The Paleface (1922) 20min +
19b. The Frozen North (1922) 17min +
19c. Out West (1918) 25min = 62mins
20a. Broken Down Film (1985) 6min +
20b. An Eastern Westerner (1920) 24min +
20c. West of Hot Dog (1924) 30m = 60mins
21. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
22. Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1969)
23. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
24. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
25. Shanghai Noon (2000)
26. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
27. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
28. The Unforgiven (1960)
29. River of No Return (1954)
30. Lonely are the Brave (1962)

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After two disappointing westerns, it was great to come across another classy Dalton Trumbo western. :) Much of the film revolves around the modern cowboy protagonist's longing for the borderless plains of yesterday and yet constantly confined by modern structures. As per the title, this is also a movie about bravery and the loneliness of some lifestyles, and between George Kennedy at his most sinister, the influences on First Blood and Kirk Douglas in top form, this was highly engrossing stuff.
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Post by OldAle1 » May 27th, 2018, 10:42 pm

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1. Une corde, un colt... / Cemetery Without Crosses (Robert Hossein, 1969)
2. Oh, Susanna! (Joseph Kane, 1936)
3. Heritage of the Desert (Henry Hathaway, 1932)
4. The Thundering Herd (Henry Hathaway, 1933)
5. The Last Sunset (Robert Aldrich, 1961)
6. Il ritorno di Ringo / The Return of Ringo (Duccio Tessari, 1965)
7. The Squaw Man (Cecil B. De Mille/Oscar Apfel, 1914)
8. Deputy Marshall (William Berke, 1949)
9. Great Day in the Morning (Jacques Tourneur, 1956)
10. Posse From Hell (Herbert Coleman, 1961)
11. Lone Wolf McQuade (Steve Carver, 1983) (re-watch)
12. Una pistola per Ringo / A Pistol for Ringo (Duccio Tessari, 1965)
13. The Undefeated (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1969)
14. Navajo Joe (Sergio Corbucci, 1966)

Early Burt Reynolds starring vehicle with the (supposedly) part-Cherokee actor playing the eponymous character, who involves himself in saving a town's money for the ulterior motive of revenge on the robbers, who had massacred his whole tribe in the opening scene. This has some good action sequences, particularly Joe's single-handed takeover of the train from a dozen bandits, the usual fine music from maestro Morricone, and Reynolds' charisma, but it doesn't quite add up to anything beyond decent-to-good, mostly because the plotting is fairly silly and there aren't any characters to speak of. Which I guess makes it fairly typical, but I expected a little more out of Corbucci.

15. Gunfight at Comanche Creek (Frank McDonald, 1963)

Interesting concept - unknown bandits break recognizable criminals out of jails, use them as fronts for new crimes, then kill them for the reward money when it gets high enough. And a good cast - Audie Murphy as our hero, a US government agent out to avenge a friend's death and do justice, DeForest Kelley as the vicious leader of the bandits and Colleen Miller as a saloon keeper who may or may not be on the up-and-up. It's also really nicely shot by Joseph Biroc, and it all plays out fairly well but never quite hits the level of Murphy's best work - a bit too repetitive in both the storyline and the visuals as this was a backlot affair and it seems to cry out for a little more spectacle. Still worthwhile for Murphy fans for sure.

16. Rocky Mountain Mystery (Joseph Barton, 1935)

Randolph Scott is a mining engineer sucked into a crime story involving a radium mine and various killings around it. This plays a bit like a western Charlie Chan type film with Scott slowly uncovering a dastardly plot that - well, I figured it out before he did, and you probably will too. Chic Sale as the old deputy is about the only interesting element here; overall the weakest of Scott's pre-war westerns that I've seen.

17. Blindman (Ferdinando Baldi, 1971)

Tony Anthony is the eponymous character, a blind gunman no doubt created to cash in on the popularity of the Japanese Zatoichi films - Italian genre filmmakers never let a popular series or idea go un-ripped-off. It's an amusing concept but unfortunately it's played straight here, and without explanation - Blindman is just able to shoot better than most sighted persons, for some reason, and that's supposed to be enough to make a movie. Well, it is a movie, but not a good one; even the presence of Ringo Starr as one of the main bad guys doesn't do much to enliven this rather dull piece of pasta. It doesn't even have a Morricone score!

18. Rio Conchos (Gordon Douglas, 1964)

Pretty solid post-Civil War western involving ex-Confederate officer Richard Boone teaming up against his will with a Union troupe led by Stuart Whitman to stop a shipment of repeating rifles from getting to Apache raiders - Boone wants revenge on the Apaches for killing his family, of course. You've also got Jim Brown and Tony Franciosa on hand to help out, and an Apache warrior woman, Wende Wagner, and a huge explosive finale. Brown doesn't get much to do in this, his first major role, but Boone is as great as always and Whitman is pretty solid, and the tension between the two of them, and Franciosa, really enlivens things.

19. Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo / Renegade Gun / Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (Giuseppe Vari, 1971)

Sometimes the titles are the best things about spaghettis; in this case while the film doesn't quite live up to the coolness of it's name, we have a pretty solid and vicious two-part western. The first half is all closed-in, an isolated telegraph station where outlaws and innocent stage passengers gather, with the vicious Dan Hogan (Klaus Kinski) keeping everyone under his thumb - for most of the time. He needs to get across the border into Mexico, but he needs to find the right pass, and it turns out that only John Webb (Paolo Casella) can help him - but Webb has ulterior motives. Once the group get going it becomes a chase/survival western, with desert, quicksand, and an Army contingent all threatening the band of outlaws and captives, which slowly gets whittled down. It's ultimately a little more conventional than it promises at first sight but this is solid enough work and Kinski, the Nic Cage of his day, is as wild and crazy as usual.

20. Friendly Persuasion (William Wyler, 1956)

One of those films that is a western in the broadest sense of the term, but might be best described as a Civil War-era rural family drama. Gary Cooper is the patriarch of a Quaker family in southern Indiana, near the border with Kentucky, in 1862, trying to keep out of trouble, live the word of God as they see it, and not get involved in the war. That's pretty much it. It's a decent film, but this is one of those cases where the Production Code really inhibits any sense of realism in a story that maybe could have used more of it; I think the idyllic farm life with the pet goose and the kids getting in trouble and all would have contrasted much more powerfully with a more real wartime sense - when Rebels come to the farm and there are just a couple of women there and a boy, we know they would have done much worse than what we see. On the other hand, there's a surprisingly obvious sexual suggestiveness in the night that Cooper spends with his wife (Dorothy McGuire) in the barn - so a mixed bag in terms of the politics and sex, as are so many 50s American films. I certainly enjoyed it overall, but it's pretty far from a great or "classic" work to me.
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Post by Simba63 » May 28th, 2018, 1:02 am

59. Il mio nome è Nessuno (1973) - 8/10
60. Nybyggarna (1972) - 7/10

And with those two watches I have earned the platinum or IMDb Westerns and Spaghetti Westerns. Yipeeeeeee!

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Post by allisoncm » May 28th, 2018, 1:38 am

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1. Pale Rider 3/10 Everything I hate about westerns: Clint Eastwood, violence, and dead animals.
2. Oh, Susanna! 4/10 This was pretty dumb. Gene Autry playing himself. Would work if I were a hardcore fan, but I’m not.
3. The Tall Men (1955) 5/10 Worth it for Jane Russell singing and Raoul Walsh directing. Otherwise…not much to see here, folks.
4. Terror in a Texas Town 5/10 Checked it out on Amazon Prime. They have a lot of westerns.
5. Keoma - 4/10 I find spaghetti westerns to be particularly bad. Starting with partial or full dubbing and the horrible situations. This dealt with racist characters and I am not into shootouts or violence, so I really hated this.
6. Una pistola per Ringo 5/10 - Not into the violence and rape and the main character who was just a mercenary.
7. Monte Walsh 1/10 Jeanne Moreau couldn’t save this movie. I didn’t find Monte Walsh, the character, all that likable.
8. Mannaja 4/10 Welcome to another movie where men are trying to be macho through violence and the women are basically prostitutes.
9. Man from Del Rio (1956) https://letterboxd.com/film/man-from-del-rio/
10. Broken Arrow (1950) 7.5 Yay, the first western I’ve liked for this challenge. https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/broken-arrow/
11. Bandidos (1967) 5/10 Spaghetti Western
12. Il grande duello (1972) 5/10 Spaghetti Western
13. Bronco Billy - 6.5/10 https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/bronco-billy/
14. Dio perdona... Io no!/God Forgives I Don't (1967) 5/10 was going okay until the violence toward women.
15. I crudeli/The Hellbenders (1967) 6.5/10 This was one of the better spaghetti westerns I’ve seen all month. Finally, a decent female character.

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Post by maxwelldeux » May 28th, 2018, 5:33 am

Simba63 on May 27 2018, 07:02:01 PM wrote:And with those two watches I have earned the platinum or IMDb Westerns and Spaghetti Westerns. Yipeeeeeee!
Holy hell! Congrats! :guns: :cowboy: :shoot: :cheers:

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Post by sol » May 28th, 2018, 1:07 pm

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17m = 61min
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)
18. Buck and the Preacher (1972)
19a. The Paleface (1922) 20min +
19b. The Frozen North (1922) 17min +
19c. Out West (1918) 25min = 62mins
20a. Broken Down Film (1985) 6min +
20b. An Eastern Westerner (1920) 24min +
20c. West of Hot Dog (1924) 30m = 60mins
21. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
22. Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1969)
23. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
24. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
25. Shanghai Noon (2000)
26. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
27. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
28. The Unforgiven (1960)
29. River of No Return (1954)
30. Lonely are the Brave (1962)
31. Forgotten Pistolero (1969)

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This film seems to be mostly remembered on account of its iconic score, however, the music is not especially well used (the crescendos spell out every dramatic cue). The plot also feels like is something out of a soap opera with so many character revelations, betrayals and surprises that it is easy to lose track of what is going on. Such complexities would have perhaps been less of an issue in a longer movie, but here it doesn't work... but there are at least a couple of good child actors here.
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Post by PUNQ » May 28th, 2018, 1:18 pm

51. Gone Are the Days (2018, Mark Landre Gould) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- An oldies western. Likable at times, but very uneven with a off-pace. There was a little bit too much of Lance Henriksen slowly dying of illness and not enough Tom Berenger as the old marshal. And why the hell did Danny Trejo get such a high billing? He was in this for like a minute. Good agent, I guess.


52. The Dark Tower (2017, Nikolaj Arcel) - 4/10
--- Technically not a western, but has enough western influenced scenes to warrent a 'western' genre on imdb, so I'll include it to this challenge, even if it's a slightly cheap one. Awfully lacking in depth and story. Even for a supernatural fantasy as this. Heavyweights in front of the camera, nice effects, even cool at times. But the experience ends up being mediocre.


53. The Stolen (II) (2017, Niall Johnson) - 3/10
--- A lady joins a troop of prostitutes to a remote village to find her kidnapped kid. Unimpressive writing and acting. You get nothing, so if you expect nothing, you won't get hurt by the experience. Not the worst offender out west, but it's hardly anything anyone must see.


54. Cassidy Red (2017, Matt Knudsen) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- I watch a lot of bad movies, but I lost interest in Cassidy Red (2017) like few other I've seen. Which tells you how poorly this potentially cool redhead western story was told.


55. Hickok (2017, Timothy Woodward Jr.) - 2/10
--- Hickok (2017) was wild..... NOT! This really didn't click, did it?


56. O Matador [The Killer] (2017, Marcelo Galvão) - 3/10
--- Brazilian western, and it's mostly ridiculous.... which is it's strong point. Assisted more by the corny feeling of the English dub I saw, which was probable the right choice for something as silly as this. Kind of fun at first in it's free-spirited ways, but it got boring after a while and the story was just too much to take.


57-63. Godless (2017, Scott Frank) - 7/10
--- No doubt, a quality western mini-series! Raw and haunting. Only dragged down by a few slow episodes. This was a story fit for 3-4 hours, but the 7 it was stretched out. Regardless a thrilling and violent trip in direction of a women's town and one of the most fulfilling western experiences of 2017!


64. Running Wild (2017, Alex Ranarivelo) - 3/10
--- Oh my, this was Running Wild (2017) with the feel-good clichés! Though it created the need for saving wild horses from Sharon Stone. Everything about this screams TV-movie.


65a. Deschutes Driftwood (1916, USA) - 10min - 2/10
65b. The Indian-detour (1926, Fred Harvey Company) - 16min - 2/10
65c. We Can Take It (1935, U.S. Department of Agriculture) - 22min - 2/10
65d. Life on the Circle Ranch in California (1912, USA) - 12min - 2/10


66a. The Better Man (II) (1912, Rollin S. Sturgeon) - 12min - 4/10
66b. Lake Tahoe, Cal. (1916, Essanay Film) - 6min - 2/10
66c. The Girl Ranchers (1913, Al Christie) - 14min - 3/10
66d. Passing of the Oklahoma Outlaws [fragments] (1915, William Tilghman) - 12min - 3/10
66e. Legal Advice (1916, Tom Mix) - 13min - 3/10
66f. Beauty Spots in America: Castle Hot Springs, Arizona (1916, Essanay Film) - 6min - 2/10


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1. Sin Town (1942, Ray Enright) - 5/10
2. A Tornado in the Saddle (1942, William Berke) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
3. Ghost Town Law (1942, Howard Bretherton) - 3/10
4. Riding the Wind (1942, Edward Killy) - 4/10
5. King of the Mounties (1942, William Witney) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
6. Land of the Open Range (1942, Edward Killy) - 4/10
7. Thundering Hoofs (1942, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
8. Pirates of the Prairie (1942, Howard Bretherton) - 4/10
9. Red River Robin Hood (1942, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
10. Fighting Frontier (1943, Lambert Hillyer) - 4/10
11. Sagebrush Law (1943, Sam Nelson) - 5/10
12. Saddles and Sagebrush (1943, William Berke) - 4/10
13. Valley of Hunted Men (1942, John English) - 3/10
14. Near the Rainbow's End (1930, J.P. McGowan) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
15. Son of Oklahoma (1932, Robert N. Bradbury) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
16. The Fighting Champ (1932, John P. McCarthy) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
17. Texas Gun Fighter (1932, Phil Rosen) - 3/10
18. Kid Courageous (1935, Robert N. Bradbury) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
19. Powdersmoke Range (1935, Wallace Fox) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
20. The Red Rope (1937, S. Roy Luby) - 3/10
21. Boots of Destiny (1937, Arthur Rosson) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
22. The Pal from Texas (1939, Harry S. Webb) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
23. Mesquite Buckaroo (1939, Harry S. Webb) - 1/10
24. Pinto Canyon (1940, Bernard B. Ray) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
25. Silent Valley (1935, Bernard B. Ray) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
26. Wild Horse Valley (1940, Ira Webb) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
27. The Return of Wild Bill (1940, Joseph H. Lewis) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
28. Hands Across the Rockies (1941, Lambert Hillyer) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
29. The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941, Ray McCarey) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
30. Man of Conquest (1939, George Nichols Jr.) - 4/10
31. Robbers of the Range (1941, Edward Killy) - 5/10
32. Cyclone on Horseback (1941, Edward Killy) - 4/10
33. Six-Gun Gold (1941, David Howard) - 4/10
34. The Bandit Trail (1941, Edward Killy) - 5/10
35. Dude Cowboy (1941, David Howard) - 4/10
36. Ridin' on a Rainbow (1941, Lew Landers) - 5/10
37. Back in the Saddle (1941, Lew Landers) - 5/10
38. Dead Men (2018, Royston Innes) - 4/10
39. Stop Over in Hell (2016, Víctor Matellano) - 3/10
40. Branded (II) (2017, Phil Gorn) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
41. The Mustanger and the Lady (2017, James Cotten) - 3/10
42. The Scent of Rain & Lightning (2017, Blake Robbins) - 4/10
43. The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017, Jared Moshe) - 6/10
44. Hostiles (2017, Scott Cooper) - 4/10
45. Justice (II) (2017, Richard Gabai) - 3/10
46. Tombstone-Rashomon (2017, Alex Cox) - 2/10
47. Dead Again in Tombstone (2017, Roel Reiné) - 4/10
48. Valley of Bones (2017, Dan Glaser) - 3/10
49. County Line (2017, Shea Sizemore) - 4/10
50. Down Mexico Way (1941, Joseph Santley) - 4/10
51. Gone Are the Days (2018, Mark Landre Gould) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
52. The Dark Tower (2017, Nikolaj Arcel) - 4/10
53. The Stolen (II) (2017, Niall Johnson) - 3/10
54. Cassidy Red (2017, Matt Knudsen) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
55. Hickok (2017, Timothy Woodward Jr.) - 2/10
56. O Matador [The Killer] (2017, Marcelo Galvão) - 3/10
57-63. Godless (2017, Scott Frank) - 7/10
64. Running Wild (2017, Alex Ranarivelo) - 3/10
65a. Deschutes Driftwood (1916) - 10min - 2/10
65b. The Indian-detour (1926, Fred Harvey Company) - 16min - 2/10
65c. We Can Take It (1935, U.S. Department of Agriculture) - 22min - 2/10
65d. Life on the Circle Ranch in California (1912, USA) - 12min - 2/10
66a. The Better Man (II) (1912, Rollin S. Sturgeon) - 12min - 4/10
66b. Lake Tahoe, Cal. (1916, Essanay Film) - 6min - 2/10
66c. The Girl Ranchers (1913, Al Christie) - 14min - 3/10
66d. Passing of the Oklahoma Outlaws [fragments] (1915, William Tilghman) - 12min - 3/10
66e. Legal Advice (1916, Tom Mix) - 13min - 3/10
66f. Beauty Spots in America: Castle Hot Springs, Arizona (1916, Essanay Film) - 6min - 2/10
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Post by maxwelldeux » May 28th, 2018, 5:30 pm

23. WestWorld: Trompe L'Oeil (2016)
24. Meek's Cutoff (2010)

Families migrating to Oregon hire a local who takes them off the trail and on a shortcut. There were a lot of things to like about this film, but not everything came together. The most disappointing aspect to me was that the tension just didn't seem to materialize. No one was likable enough for me to care, and the pacing of the film just didn't work without the tension build.

25. Day of Anger (1967)
26. WestWorld: Trace Decay (2016)
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1. Rio Bravo (1959)
2. Dead Aim (1975)
3. Westworld: The Original (2017)
4. My Darling Clementine (1946)
5. Dead Man (1995)
6. Si può fare... Amigo AKA Bulldozer Is Back Amigo (1972)
7. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
8. The Lone Ranger (2013)
9. The Grand Duel (1972)
10. Hell's Hinges (1916)
11. True Grit (2010)
12. Westworld: Chestnut (2016)
13. Westworld: The Stray (2016)
14. El Topo (1970)
15. Stagecoach (1939)
16. Westworld: Dissonance Theory (2016)
17. Red River (1948)
18. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
19. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
20. Pale Rider (1985)
21. WestWorld: Contrapasso (2016)
22. WestWorld: The Adversary (2016)
23. WestWorld: Trompe L'Oeil (2016)
24. Meek's Cutoff (2010)
25. Day of Anger (1967)
26. WestWorld: Trace Decay (2016)

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Post by tommy_leazaq » May 28th, 2018, 7:54 pm

1. The Great Silence (1968) - 7
2. Django (1966) - 7

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Post by Simba63 » May 29th, 2018, 2:51 am

61. Comanche Station (1960) - 6/10
62. Ride Lonesome (1959) - 7/10

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Post by 3eyes » May 29th, 2018, 3:52 am

17. Secrets (33)
Mary Pickford talks. Second talkie of hers I've seen, in the first (The Taming of the Shrew, 29) her voice sounded much less suited for sound than here.
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Leslie Howard is so Ashley Wilkes that it's hard to believe he could be elected governor. The jump from hardscrabble to rich and famous is ... well, a jump with next to nothing to explain the transition.
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1. Quién sabe? / A bullet for the general (67) [Triple]
2. Way out West (37)
3. Rustlers’ Rhapsody (85)
4. I Crudeli / Hellbenders (It 67) - Triple
5-6. Dr. Quinn, medicine woman (93, S1, Ep 1-2)
7. American outlaws (01)
8. Kung Fu (72-5, S1, Pilot) [Psychotronic] - Double
9. The slowest gun in the West (60) - 1st check
10. The baron of Arizona (50) - Double
11. The shootist (76) - Double
12. Go West (40) - Double
13-16. Kung Fu (72, S1 Ep 1-4) - Double
17. Secrets (33)
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Post by allisoncm » May 29th, 2018, 3:56 am

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1. Pale Rider 3/10 Everything I hate about westerns: Clint Eastwood, violence, and dead animals.
2. Oh, Susanna! 4/10 This was pretty dumb. Gene Autry playing himself. Would work if I were a hardcore fan, but I’m not.
3. The Tall Men (1955) 5/10 Worth it for Jane Russell singing and Raoul Walsh directing. Otherwise…not much to see here, folks.
4. Terror in a Texas Town 5/10 Checked it out on Amazon Prime. They have a lot of westerns.
5. Keoma - 4/10 I find spaghetti westerns to be particularly bad. Starting with partial or full dubbing and the horrible situations. This dealt with racist characters and I am not into shootouts or violence, so I really hated this.
6. Una pistola per Ringo 5/10 - Not into the violence and rape and the main character who was just a mercenary.
7. Monte Walsh 1/10 Jeanne Moreau couldn’t save this movie. I didn’t find Monte Walsh, the character, all that likable.
8. Mannaja 4/10 Welcome to another movie where men are trying to be macho through violence and the women are basically prostitutes.
9. Man from Del Rio (1956) https://letterboxd.com/film/man-from-del-rio/
10. Broken Arrow (1950) 7.5 Yay, the first western I’ve liked for this challenge. https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/broken-arrow/
11. Bandidos (1967) 5/10 Spaghetti Western
12. Il grande duello (1972) 5/10 Spaghetti Western
13. Bronco Billy - 6.5/10 https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/bronco-billy/
14. Dio perdona... Io no!/God Forgives I Don't (1967) 5/10 was going okay until the violence toward women.
15. I crudeli/The Hellbenders (1967) 6.5/10 This was one of the better spaghetti westerns I’ve seen all month. Finally, a decent female character.
16. Navajo Joe (1966)

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Post by frbrown » May 29th, 2018, 3:59 am

21. Rio Conchos (1964)

And that gets me Gold on the BFI Western list
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1. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
2. Monte Walsh (1970)
3. Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967)
4. The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)
5. Hang 'Em High (1968)
6. Ace High (1968)
7. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
8. The Unforgiven (1960)
9. Winds of the Wasteland (1936)
10. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
11. Man in the Shadow (1957)
12. Una pistola per Ringo (1965)
13. Calamity Jane (1953)
14. If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968)
15. Blindman (1971)
16. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
17. The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
18. Apache (1954)
19. Major Dundee (1965)
20. Sabata (1969)
21. Rio Conchos (1964)
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Post by jeroeno » May 29th, 2018, 8:11 am

23. Ramrod (1947)
24. Joe Dakota (1957)
25. Track of the Cat (1954)

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