Glad to see RIO BRAVO getting its due.
So let me get this straight, they are saying the re-make of "3:10 To Yuma" is a better film than the 1957 Glenn Ford/Van Heflin classic?
I like Clint Eastwood, but a little too much spaghetti in the top ten for me. "The Searchers" and "Stagecoach" are, of course, right where I'd put them.John Duke
The list has all the Westerns I like, except "The Good Old Boys" which in my view is a "quiet" epic Western. Of course, I semi-disagree with the ordering, but I gave up arguing about that long ago 8-)
I would have guessed that the author of this list would be named Heinz.Pleased to see "Lone Star" on the list; Sayles is one of my favorite directors, and his "historical" movies--"Eight Men Out." "Matewan"--are brilliant. Also very pleased to see "McCabe and Mrs. Miller," one of my favorite movies ever, not least for Altman's splendid use of songs by Leonard Cohen.I would like to have seen "Junior Bonner" (Steve McQueen as a fading rodeo star, Robert Preston as his father Ace, Ida Lupino as his mother--hard to go wrong with all that--directed by Peckinpaugh), which is a really good movie.
What, nothing with Gabby Hayes?
I have a bias toward the more spontaneous films and would have shoved in RIDE LONESOME and TERROR IN A TEXAS TOWN.
August-The remake of 3:10 to Yuma is the better film. For one thing Glenn Ford had all the acting range of a block of wood. I can't understand how he ever became a star.Not a big fan of Rio Bravo or El Topo.No Ride the High Country?
"Ride the High Country" was in there at #22; great movie.John Duke
A pretty good list, so long as the specific order is ignored.
Well there's old ones, newer ones, and newer ones trying to be like older ones. And there are shoot-em-up Westerns, Family Westerns, Adventure Westerns, Animated Westerns, you name it. Obviously, one can't easily compare an old John Ford classic to a Quentin Tarantino adventure, but I think the article/list did pretty well in selecting Westerns of all types, even if I don't agree with the rankings. Nevertheless, for one reason or another, and for the sake of argument, my favorite Baker's half dozen might be close to these----and I made the list before looking at the article. 1) The Long Riders2) Wyatt Earp (Costner) and Tombstone (Russell)3) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid4) High Plains Drifter5) Dances with Wolves 6) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance7) Break Heart Pass
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