Silverado one of the best? Agree to disagree. Not to start an argument, but in my opinion, if we just look at Costner's movies, I would pick Open Range, Dances with Wolves, and even Wyatt Earp as much better western movies.22
and no mention of one of the best ever, "Silverado."
Look, I should have 26 correct. McCabe and Mrs. Miller is a western....the same way MASH, another Altman film, is a war movie. You can add all of the high faloot'n academic analysis you want but it's a western. Set in the west, featuring six-guns and lever actions, prostitutes, miners and vigilante justice. Only an academic libtard would say it's a metaphoric repudiation of the traditional conservative American values beset with anti-heroes and set around a theme portraying the Sisyphusian nature of man's struggle against his own greed, the corruption of government, the staid neo-Victorian values of conservative America and his own erotic urges.
What about The Magnificent Seven? There was never a stronger cast assembled for any Western.all time favorite westerns are, The Searchers, Red River, Stagecoach, True Grit, The Shootist, Winchester 73, Bend of the River, the Far Country, Tombstone, Open Range, Dances with Wolves, Shane, Josey Wales, Unforgiven, High Noon, The Gunfighter, The Wild Bunch, Monte Walsh, and Quigley Down Under just to name a few. In my book, any of the John Wayne westerns are good.
I am not a big fan of Yul Brenner (except in the Ten Commandments) . When the original Westworld came out with Yul, they mixed sci-fi with a western theme and I didn't care for that. I haven't seen the new release of the Magnificent Seven, but I suspect it won't be as good as the original.What about The Magnificent Seven? There was never a stronger cast assembled for any Western.
I'd rank quite a few other Eastwood flicks above Unforgiven, including High Plains Drifter, Hang 'Em High, Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, etc.
How could you waddies leave out LONESOME DOVE ? One of the all time best
And most accurate depictions of what it was REALLY like. The novel is even
better.....820 pages and I thought it ended too soon !