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Westerns....

I have a terrible weakness for westerns, so on the off chance any readers also like them, here is the American Film Institute's newly unveiled top ten:

 WESTERN

1 THE SEARCHERS 1956
2 HIGH NOON 1952
3 SHANE 1953
4 UNFORGIVEN 1992
5 RED RIVER 1948
6 THE WILD BUNCH 1969
7 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID 1969
8 McCABE & MRS. MILLER 1971
9 STAGECOACH 1939
10 CAT BALLOU 1965

No spaghetti westerns as films are supposed to be 'English-language film with significant creative and/or production elements from the United States'. And wot, no Sierra Madre or Magnificent Seven?

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Blogger Harry Haddock said... 12:16 pm

Sod that, where the fuck is 'A Big Country'? Possibly the best Western, ever (if we are ignoring the spags).

Fantastic multi layer plot, scenery, cast (Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, and, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, a very young and very sexy Jean Simmons, mmmmmmmmm), what's not to like?  



Anonymous Umbongo said... 5:47 pm

What about "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" and "Fort Apache" (both recently shown on BBC4)? And while we're about it "3:10 to Yuma" (the original, of course, with Glenn Ford) and I think we can count "Bad Day at Black Rock" in the genre.  



Blogger Barnsley Bill said... 2:47 am

Putting aside the travesty that is leaving out the spaghetti's.
Where the frick is true grit on that list. A one eyed fat lame john wayne with reins in his gob rotating a pair of remington lever action rifles as he rides towards the baddies is a movie magic moment at barnsley manor  



Blogger CityUnslicker said... 2:10 pm

leaving about spaghetti's makes the list rather pointless. Still surprised unforgiven makes no. 4 though  



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