Tag Archives: Westerns

3 things about Lawrence Kasdan’s SILVERADO

Silverado [1985] 1. Walking his horse while reading a paperback. 2. “Today, my jurisdiction ends here.” 3. A look comes over her face. A hint of a smile.

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3 things about Stanley Donen’s SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers [1954] 1. Sorrel as a wedding bouquet. 2. Board dance-off. 3. Everyone claims the child; everyone has to get married.

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3 things about Robert Altman’s McCABE & MRS. MILLER

McCabe & Mrs. Miller [1971] 1. “I counted ’em, there’s 52.” 2. The only time we ever really see her smile. 3. For me, what makes the finale so haunting is that there are no witnesses.

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3 things about Sergio Leone’s THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly [1966] 1. The stretcher becomes a raft for the box of explosives. 2. “When you have to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk.” 3. A wide circle of stones, like an arena.

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3 things about Sergio Leone’s A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

A Fistful of Dollars [1964] 1. “My mistake, four coffins.” 2. Bloodless machine gun massacre. 3. Giant barrel smash.

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3 things about Samuel Fuller’s THE BARON OF ARIZONA

The Baron of Arizona [1950] 1. “Who are you?” “A wanderer like Cain looking for a woman of my own.” 2. An impromptu courtroom is quickly installed. 3. Silhouette of an empty noose.

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3 things about Mark Robson’s ROUGHSHOD

Roughshod [1949] 1. An Irish miner. 2. Thanks to the echo in the valley, he dies before his dying words die out. 3. Closing line: “Is there any place in town a man could buy some gingham?”

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