Friday, January 16, 2015

I'm Sure You'll All Agree

The 30 Greatest Westerns In Cinema History 

11 comments:

Steve Oerkfitz said...

I have seen every one but Silver Lode. Only a couple of disagreements. Where is The Cowboys, Ride the High Country?
And have never liked either El Dorado or Johnny Guitar(Joan Crawford giving a godawful bad performance)or El Topo for that matter.

Bill Crider said...

I don't remember Mother Lode at all. I think El Dorado is an inferior remake of Rio Bravo. And Ride the High Country would be in my Top Ten.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

They pretty much lost me right at the start of their list. Way, way too many spaghetti and Clint Eastwood movies. El Dorado but not Rio Bravo? Not in the real world. I'd add Support Your Local Sheriff and The Sons of Katie Elder and the 1939 Stagecoach and Ride the High Country and Will Penny, just off the top of my head.

Jeff

Tom Johnson said...

I don't agree with several. And where is SHANE? It has to be among the best westerns ever filmed.

Bill Crider said...

Apparently there people who don't like SHANE at all. I'm not one of them. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Another interesting omission - High Noon. Which doesn't bother me, it's pretentious and overrated.
Art Scott

Cap'n Bob said...

Web Page Unavailable. Just my luck.

You and Stumpf, Art. I like High Noon but to each his own.

Dan said...

Yeah, about what you'd expect: it rekindled some memories, raised an eyebrow or two on my wrinkled brow, got me thinking about overlooked things like GUNMAN'S WALK, REBEL IN TOWN, and a host of others, and got me wondering why some rather overlong and unsatisfying.... oh well.

Anders E said...

I miss Day of the Outlaw, or is that a Northern rather than a Western? Looks like it was shot in the interior of northern Sweden.

Anders E said...

Blazing Saddles. How on earth could they omit Blazing Saddles?

Bill Crider said...

I hadn't thought about that one, Anders. You're right. It belongs on the list. But comedy gets no respect.