Western Movies

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by Redmeadow Knives, Feb 3, 2018.

How do you respond to people that say they don't like Westerns?

  1. Walk away

    7 vote(s)
    41.2%
  2. Bust a Cap, then Walk Away

    12 vote(s)
    70.6%
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  1. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Turns out "The Kid" is on Amazon Prime. Also turns out that I had already put it in my watchlist at some point. :thumbsup: Starting it now. :cool:
     
  2. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Hat was tilted the other way, but yeah, they nailed that! I wasn't expecting it so early into the movie! :cool:
     
  3. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Holy crapola, it's Jayne! (Adam Baldwin as Bob Olinger)

    Speaking of, I'm going to toss out a bit of a curveball here, and I bet a couple of you have seen it.

    It's not totally a western, but a futuristic space western. o_O Bear with me. Yes, sci-fi meets western, but it's pretty well done IMO. If this sounds like something you might like to watch, try "Firefly". Even if you don't think you'll like it, try the first episode at least, you might be surprised. Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin (homina homina), Jewel Staite (yum), among others. Sadly, it only went one season (2002), but there was a follow-on movie in '05 called "Serenity".

    A favorite of mine.

    ETA - If ya needed more convincin': "The inspiration for Jayne Cobb... I had just been trying to do Warren Oates from The Wild Bunch (1969) meets Eli Wallach from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." Guys like that. Those are guys I was trying to impersonate, mixed in with some Strother Martin. Those are great Western guys. I just always approached it as a Western, with that sensibility. You can shoot someone in the back and rationalize it, because you're out on the frontier, and survival of the fittest. No honor among thieves. It was up to Joss [Whedon] to infuse him with a little bit of a heart of gold and honor for [Nathan Fillion's character] Mal. The rest of them, he could take or leave them. And later I saw _Alien (1979)_ again, and it turns out I was just doing Yaphet Kotto."
     
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  4. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Firefly was a pretty good show, I watched it because I wanted to see why it had such a cult following.

    I need to look for the Kid on Amazon Prime.
     
  5. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I think the cult following was because it was well-done and it got canceled after just the one (short) season. That cult following was the only reason for the movie later on.
     
  6. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Nice. Yeah, different. One thing that left an impression from Bone Tomahawk was that death scene in the cave. Holy shit-- some wow factor there!

    And yeah, The Kid is on Prime.
    I'm going to check out The Proposition next. Ray Winstone is one of my favorites :thumbsup:
     
  7. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Haven't seen Bone Tomahawk, that's another one on my list.

    The Propisition is a great movie, even better if if you like Ray Winstone. There's an older british gangster movie with him and Ben Kingsley called 'Sexy Beast' that's another really good watch. It's pretty much a Western movie plot, putting a reluctant team together for a job.
     
  8. greatscoot

    greatscoot OOOh, That's scaaarrry. Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Ron Glass was great as “Book”.
     
  9. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Not a western but...

    ..."soldier, statesman, scientist"
    "Friend of the working girls"
     
  10. greatscoot

    greatscoot OOOh, That's scaaarrry. Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    One of the best movies ever. Jack Lemmon was great.
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    My favorite western of all time is on Amazon Prime "The Big Country". Worth the watch, Gregory Peck, Burl Ives, Charlton Heston, snd Chuck Connors. Burl Ives makes a surprisingly great badass.
     
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  12. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Another great one.
     
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  13. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Irredeemable wood purveyor Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Remember watching this with my granddad about a hundred times, definitely a classic.
     
  14. greatscoot

    greatscoot OOOh, That's scaaarrry. Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Just watched this, Bill Pullman was fantastic.
     
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  15. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Gotta love them Tinker made knives...
     
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  16. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Going to watch that tonight. :thumbsup:
     
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