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Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 25th, 2019, 3:32 pm
by shugs
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Howdy, cowboys! :cowbow: Buckle up and get ready to ride into the sunset, it's the Western Challenge! :guns:

Goal
Watch as many westerns as you can in the month of May.

What is a Western?
- Any film listed as a Western on IMDb or in an official Western list automatically qualifies

Rules
- Each feature film (over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- 60 minutes of short films count as one entry.
- A total of 60 minutes of TV Episodes count as a point
- The miniseries rule applies (episodes over 40 mins count as one entry, otherwise add episodes up to 60 minutes to count as one entry). It also applies to movie serials, like The Oregon Trail, for example.
- Rewatches are allowed.

Official Lists
BFI 100 Westerns
Spaghetti Westerns
IMDb Top Western Films

Non-Official Lists
Westerns on ICM official lists
How The West Was Shot
100 Western Masterpieces
Sky Movies' Top 100 Westerns
Sol's Alternative Westerns (under 250 checks)
iCM Forum's Favourite Western Movies

Try and add the years the movies were released in your posts, please. I will try to update the rankings daily and provide weekly fun stats (if my scripts work as intended :whistling: ).
And do not update your posts to add new movies, just create new ones. It may interfere with my tracking.

Participants
RankingCowboyScore
1fori79
2flavo500070
3PUNQ60
4psychotronicbeatnik52
5RogerTheMovieManiac8850
6blocho40
7weirdboy38
8Nathan Treadway22
9Simba6321
9sol21
9albajos21
12jeroeno20
12peeptoad20
14shugs16
14India Istanbul16
16Lonewolf200313
17AB53711
18VincentPrice9
19jdidaco8
19sheikofhyrule8
21Knaldskalle7
21hurluberlu7
23OldAle16
23maxwelldeux6
23ororama6
26cinephage5
27burneyfan3
27Straka3
27sebby3
27Renegade3
31frbrown2
313eyes2
33Daviddoes1
33mightysparks1

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 25th, 2019, 3:56 pm
by 3eyes
I aim to watch a couple.

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 25th, 2019, 4:10 pm
by burneyfan
I usually see a few -- I'm game! :cowbow:

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 25th, 2019, 4:21 pm
by blocho
Nobody around these part's got the guts to wear those dusters except Cheyenne's men

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 25th, 2019, 6:13 pm
by Lonewolf2003
I’m in.
Another list to add to the OP: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... ewolf2003/ ;)

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 25th, 2019, 6:40 pm
by psychotronicbeatnik
shugs wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 3:32 pm
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Howdy, cowboys! :cowbow: Buckle up and get ready to ride into the sunset, it's the Western Challenge! :guns:

Goal
Watch as many westerns as you can in the month of May.

Yeehaw! :cheers:

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 26th, 2019, 12:01 am
by psychotronicbeatnik
Any chances of including TV? I ask because the long awaited Deadwood movie is supposed to open at the end of May and I would like to revisit the show before seeing the film.

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 26th, 2019, 4:43 am
by jeroeno
How do we deal with western serials?
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031764/ / https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the ... rail-1939/ is a 15-part serial, about 20 minutes each. Do I get 5 points for watching the whole thing or just 1 point? :cowbow: :guns:

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 26th, 2019, 5:33 am
by shugs
Lonewolf2003 wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 6:13 pm
I’m in.
Another list to add to the OP: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... ewolf2003/ ;)
Added, thank you. :cheers: If anyone else has lists that can be added, let me know,
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
April 26th, 2019, 12:01 am
Any chances of including TV? I ask because the long awaited Deadwood movie is supposed to open at the end of May and I would like to revisit the show before seeing the film.
TV is allowed with the usual rules. Updated the original post.
jeroeno wrote:
April 26th, 2019, 4:43 am
How do we deal with western serials?
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031764/ / https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the ... rail-1939/ is a 15-part serial, about 20 minutes each. Do I get 5 points for watching the whole thing or just 1 point? :cowbow: :guns:
The miniseries rules apply to the movie serials. So, you'd get 5 points.

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 26th, 2019, 5:56 am
by VincentPrice
Sure

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 26th, 2019, 4:28 pm
by psychotronicbeatnik
shugs wrote:
April 26th, 2019, 5:33 am
Lonewolf2003 wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 6:13 pm
I’m in.
Another list to add to the OP: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... ewolf2003/ ;)
Added, thank you. :cheers: If anyone else has lists that can be added, let me know,
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
April 26th, 2019, 12:01 am
Any chances of including TV? I ask because the long awaited Deadwood movie is supposed to open at the end of May and I would like to revisit the show before seeing the film.
TV is allowed with the usual rules. Updated the original post.
jeroeno wrote:
April 26th, 2019, 4:43 am
How do we deal with western serials?
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031764/ / https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the ... rail-1939/ is a 15-part serial, about 20 minutes each. Do I get 5 points for watching the whole thing or just 1 point? :cowbow: :guns:
The miniseries rules apply to the movie serials. So, you'd get 5 points.
Thanks for the updates, shugs!

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 30th, 2019, 3:35 pm
by OldAle1
My focus will be mostly on Iran this month, but when I get tired of ethical quandaries, cute kids, weird experiments and war propaganda, I'll probably watch a few horse operas.

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 30th, 2019, 3:38 pm
by albajos
OldAle1 wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 3:35 pm
horse operas.
Paint your wagon, it is!


Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 30th, 2019, 3:41 pm
by OldAle1
Nah, one viewing of that film per lifetime is enough, even for a certified Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin Superfan.

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 30th, 2019, 6:32 pm
by Nathan Treadway
I'm in. I had intended to use this challenge to finish of the two western lists, but, I doubt that's going to happen for a couple reasons, real life situations and a challenge that I'm more interested in... As it stands, I'll probably shoot for about 20.

I love Paint Your Wagon, btw.

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: April 30th, 2019, 10:25 pm
by Daviddoes
Count me in.

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 4:20 am
by Knaldskalle
In. Won't do much, though (probably only rewatch the spaghetti westerns I have on DVD and BD).

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 4:57 am
by sheikofhyrule
Westerns are definitely not my favorite but I have a list of 17 on TiVo/downloaded/recent ones, but with my track record in these challenges means I will probably watch 5.

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 10:53 am
by fori
I’ll draw first blood:
1. Don’t Touch the White Woman (1974, Marco Ferreri)
2. Tumbleweeds (1924, King Baggott)
3. Draw! (1984, Steven Hilliard Stern)
4. The Headless Rider (1957, Chano Urueta)

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 11:58 am
by peeptoad
I'm in for a handful (fistful)...

1. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) 6

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 12:43 pm
by sol
1. Pale Rider (1985)

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A pretty decent western with Clint Eastwood as a mysterious preacher who arrives in a small town to "finish [his] work" because "there are a lot of sinners here". I could have done without all the pep-talks about taking a stand on corruption together and I don't think that the adolescent crush subplot added much either. In general though, this was intense and exciting with Eastwood playing up the mysteriousness of his character for all it's worth.

Note: It's been a while since I have seen Shane, but IMDb credits Pale Rider as a remake, which seems a stretch. Influenced by maybe, but remake?

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 1:23 pm
by flavo5000
I'm in, I reckon.... I wanna at least finish the BFI Westerns list (I've got 21 left so should be very doable).

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 2:19 pm
by shugs
1. The Proposition (John Hillcoat, 2005) - 6/10
Would have liked it more if it didn't try so hard to be artsy. The soundtrack by Nick Cave is pretty cool, though.

2. The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood, 1976) - 8/10

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 4:15 pm
by VincentPrice
1. Northwest Rangers-1942: 6/10

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 6:36 pm
by psychotronicbeatnik
1. Border Patrol (1943 / Lesley Selander) FTV 7/10
2. Doomed Caravan (1941 / Lesley Selander) FTV 7/10

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 8:47 pm
by Lonewolf2003
I'm off with a good start

1. The Big Trail (1930): 8.2 - The plot is razor thin and the comic relief is embarrassingly bad, but the epic production scale and Walsh directing make more than up for that.

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 9:38 pm
by albajos
01. Paint Your Wagon (1969) USA 1 official list 940 checks
02. The Sun Shines Bright (1953) USA 4 official lists 379 checks [double]


!seen 2

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 10:42 pm
by VincentPrice
2, River's End-1940: 6/10
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1. Northwest Rangers-1942: 6/10

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 2nd, 2019, 1:37 am
by flavo5000
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1. From Hell to Texas (1958)

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2. Jauja (2014)

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3. Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
DRAW!Show
1. From Hell to Texas (1958)
2. Jauja (2014)
3. Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 2nd, 2019, 3:56 am
by fori
Day 2 (+ end of Day 1)
5. Stranger on Horseback (1955, Jacques Tourneur)
6. Star in the Dust (1956, Charles F. Haas)
7. Une aventure de Billy le Kid (1971, Luc Moullet)
8. California (1977, Michele Lupo)
9. River’s End (1930, Michael Curtiz)
10. Clash of the Wolves (1925, Noel M. Smith)

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 2nd, 2019, 7:14 am
by Nathan Treadway
Ok, so, day one was Spaghetti westerns.

1. I quattro dell'Ave Maria (1968) AKA Ace High
2. Tepepa (1969)
3. Vamos a matar, compañeros (1970) AKA Companeros
4. Il Mercenario (1968) AKA The Mercenary
5. Da umomo a unomo (1967) AKA Death Rides a Horse

That brings me up to 18 on the Spaghetti Western list, 7 away from bronze, and completion of goal one of this challenge.

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 2nd, 2019, 10:18 am
by Daviddoes
1. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) 8/10

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 2nd, 2019, 5:56 pm
by peeptoad
2. Dead Birds (2004) 5
3. Hang Em High (1968) 7
4. High Noon (1952) 8
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1. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) 6

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 2nd, 2019, 8:28 pm
by psychotronicbeatnik
3. Fool’s Gold (1946 / George Archainbaud) FTV 7/10
4. Song of Old Wyoming (1945 / Robert Tansey) FTV 7+/10

On my Cayuse, let me wonder over yonder…Show
1. Border Patrol (1943 / Lesley Selander) FTV 7/10
2. Doomed Caravan (1941 / Lesley Selander) FTV 7/10
3. Fool’s Gold (1946 / George Archainbaud) FTV 7/10
4. Song of Old Wyoming (1945 / Robert Tansey) FTV 7+/10

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 2nd, 2019, 9:29 pm
by Lonewolf2003
2. Broken Arrow (1950): 8.0
They Shoot Pictures with Horses, Don't They?Show
1. The Big Trail (1930): 8.2

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 3rd, 2019, 1:45 am
by fori
Day 3 (+ end of Day 2)
11. The Brute and the Beast (1966, Lucio Fulci)
12. Sergeant Rutledge (1960, John Ford)
13. The Kentuckian (1955, Burt Lancaster) <- worst so far

Planning to watch some Karl May adaptations for this challenge. If anyone can’t find a western, the YouTube channel Grjngo has you covered. Have watched a few from there in the past.

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 3rd, 2019, 2:22 am
by AB537
Planning to focus on this and Cannes for May, will hopefully get to at least 20 on each.

1. Open Range (Kevin Costner, 2003)

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 3rd, 2019, 2:55 am
by Simba63
This challenge will provide me with the motivation to work on the 100 western list.

1. Across the Wide Missouri (1951) - 7/10
2. The Shooting (1966) - 6/10
3. Man of the West (1958) - 7/10

Nice to be "Back in the Saddle Again". :cowbow:

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 3rd, 2019, 4:41 am
by blocho
1. The Mustang (2019)
2. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
I didn't particularly like either of the movies above, but they both feature Bruce Dern, half a century apart.

3. Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
On the other hand, this one just plain sucked, and even the steely presence of William Holden can't rescue it. The last half hour provides some tension, at least. This movie also belongs to the execrable sub-genre of post-Civil War reconciliationist fantasies in which Yankees and Rebels learn to get along together so they can kill Indians (I seem to remember a bunch of John Ford movies contained this motif).

Re: Official Western Challenge - May 2019

Posted: May 3rd, 2019, 4:42 am
by ororama
1. A Pistol for Ringo (1965) * 99 min.


*First time viewing.