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    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

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    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

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    ^ I love the horse leaning up against the wall, just hanging out, all casual-like.

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    Ben Johnson was another “real cowboy”. Part-Cherokee Indian, born on the Reservation in Oklahoma, an expert rider and horse-breeder, stunt-double – and eventually a movie actor.
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    I was wondering when someone would mention Ben Johnson. Glen told an interesting story of how he got his start in Hollywood, back when he was training and supplying horses for movies.

    Anyway, he may not have reached the noteriety of mr Scott but he's a contender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    And when we had thought about it long enough, we decided to declare war upon the white man.
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    ignoring the elephant in the room, clint muther****ing eastwood, i nominate tommy lee jones as the greatest western actor and i dont even really like him, lol
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    this movie floored me

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpstalker View Post
    Ben Johnson was another “real cowboy”. Part-Cherokee Indian, born on the Reservation in Oklahoma, an expert rider and horse-breeder, stunt-double – and eventually a movie actor.
    Now we are getting somewhere. You can add academy award winner to that bio as well. His "Chris" in SHANE was some of his early, excellent work. He would surprise you with his range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    ignoring the elephant in the room, clint muther****ing eastwood, i nominate tommy lee jones as the greatest western actor and i dont even really like him, lol
    Low hanging fruit. We've done a pretty job of dancing all around him though.

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    Tommy Lee Jones was a kick-a$$ as Captain Woodrow Call in Lonesome Dove.

    But he was equally kick-a$$ as Pete Perkins in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.
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    Way better in this role that that other guy.

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    ^
    Yep.

    The Coen brothers' Jeff Bridges/Hailee Steinfeld/Matt Damon/Josh Brolin, version of True Grit has it all over the John Wayne/Kim Darby/Glen Campbell/Robert Duvall piece of fluff.
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    The bar scenes in Shane were just so very good. The sound editing of those scenes. Silent, except for a quiet voice or two, a scuffed boot. Nothing but the sounds of the fight(s).

    Jack Palance should be mentioned. His Jack Wilson in SHANE makes the film. Entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    It was tough to watch.

    The ending was gut wrenching.
    locations and cinemaphotography were as epic as in any movie ive ever seen
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post

    Jack Palance should be mentioned. His Jack Wilson in SHANE makes the film. Entirely.
    shane is the first western j can recall seeing as a child
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    [QUOTE=twodot;6177353]When I was 19 I was an extra in the scene below, one of the immigrants walking:

    Was that near Whiskey Gap ?

    This western actor seems like a natural
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    Richard Farnsworth was a real cowboy



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    James Caan made just a few Western films, but his gentle, compassionate, quietly-strong Buck Athern in COMES A HORSEMAN has stuck with me over the years. He gave her room to tell the truth about herself. Then he backed her, ridding them both of their demons.

    Farnsworth was in that picture as well.

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    No mention of Kevin Costner?

    His anti-hero in Open Range was quite good, IMO.

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    I just watched: The Tall (1957). I stand by my original post!
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    Ever seen Broken Trail with Robert Duvall? That was an excellent western and he was terrific in it.

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    IMHO any list of the greatest westerns ever made must include The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) starring Henry Fonda and The Gunfighter (1950) starring Gregory Peck.
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    Ben Johnson was not the leading man, but he was the real deal.....

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    Happy Birthday Randolph! RIP.

    I'm three movies deep into a Randolph Scott Birthday Marathon.


    Oh, and four bourbons in too! Just one an hour....I'm pacing myself!
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    Cleavon Little was great in Blazing Saddles.



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    Or, how about Yul Brynner. He was fabulous in many many western movies. Invitation to a Gunfighter, The Magnificent Seven, Westworld.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Domesticated_Mr. Know It All View Post
    Isn't a chin strap on a cowboy hat sort of effeminate?

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