Sunday, July 10, 2011

Surely Everyone Will Agree on the Top Two

The 50 greatest westerns

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:08 AM

    When I saw #12 (Heaven's Gate) and #6 (Dead Man) I knew I wasn't going to like #1 and #2.

    Jeff

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  2. Steve Oerkfitz10:13 AM

    I love McCabe and Mrs Miller. So no problem there but Pat Garrett is not Peckinpahs best. Both The Wild Bunch and Ride the High Country are much superior. At least the overrated Rio Bravo wasn't number 1.

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  3. McCABE AND MRS MILLER?

    PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID?

    Where's HOPALONG CASSIDY MEETS ABBOTT & COSTELLO?

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  4. Oh, Dr. C., you knew this would get our collective blood boiling!
    A lot of classics correctly included, but, of course, not in the correct order 8-) Can't take seriously a list putting Lonesome Dove near the end and leaving out entirely Ford's cavalry trilogy (of course, not PC and too "sentimental") I suspected the weird but rather moving El Topo would be thrown in somewhere by these listers. OK with me but it should be toward the end.
    I echo Jeff.

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  5. There are people in the world who just like to start fights. This list maker is one of them....

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  6. Oh, I find this AT LEAST as valid as most of the lists Bill digs out, and I can't imagine any single person at TIME OUT (as opposed to the committee that almost certainly threw this together) actually agrees with it, much less anyone else.

    It'd make an interesting, if inconsistent, festival run on cable (I'd hate to see how EL TOPO would fare on broadcast tv almost anywhere).

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