My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

“The West was a place where the improbable happened every day.” – Louis L’Amour I’ve always contended that most Movie Stars want to be in a Western at some point in their career. But for many – especially European Actors – such a dream seemed far fetched. Impossible. THEN… in the mid 60’s an incredible …

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Britt (Coburn): “Nobody throws me my own guns and says run. Nobody.” From: The Playlist ‘Magnificent Seven’ Remake Continues With New Writer, But Loses Tom Cruise http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/magnificent-seven-remake-continues-with-new-writer-but-loses-tom-cruise-20131226?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter BY KEVIN JAGERNAUTH DECEMBER 26, 2013 10:00 AM MGM are leaving no stone unturned in their catalogue when it comes to remakes. With “Robocop” and “Poltergeist” on the way for …

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From:  By: Mike Parker Published: Sun, December 29, 201 http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/450888/Tom-Cruise-shoots-down-Magnificent-Seven-remake Tom Cruise shoots down Magnificent Seven remake TOM CRUISE’s departure from a planned remake of the star-studded western has put the project back to square one HOLLYWOOD studio MGM has “called in the cavalry” to rescue a planned remake of classic 1960 western The Magnificent Seven …

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Cast Introduction: The New Magnificent 7 … plus One. Cast Introduction: The New Magnificent 7 … plus One Cast Introduction:The New Magnificent Seven As they say: The atmosphere is electric. But I hate these tuxedo affairs. DAMN! I just spilt some wine on my boots. “Oh Hi Mickey” Rourke. … Everybody is here. OOP – The lights are …

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Cast Introduction: The New Magnificent Seven As they say: The atmosphere is electric. But I hate these tuxedo affairs. DAMN! I just spilt some wine on my boots. “Oh Hi Mickey” Rourke. … Everybody is here. OOP – The lights are going down … better get to my seat. _________________________________________________________ “Ladeeeez and Gentlemen!!!” … announces a disembodied …

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The Magnificent Seven: Casting  James Coburn / Britt James Coburn played Britt in The Magnificent 7. I figured it would be very difficult finding someone to physically match Coburn lean and lanky physique, so I put that to the side. But I think I did find someone who could pull this role off otherwise … …

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Soundtrack A fistful of Dollars / Ennio Morricone A Fistful of Pesos ?? … From Wikipedia – The Online Encyclopedia: – 1964 – Clint Eastwood signed a contract for A Fistful of Dollars for $15,000 (US$112,403 in 2012 dollars) in wages for eleven weeks’ work, with a bonus of a Mercedes automobile upon completion. – Sergio Leone intended Henry …

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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid – Billy 7 – Bob Dylan

Billy the Kid by Woody Guthrie The Kid …

Jeremiah Johnson and Billy the Kid: Stranger than Fiction? I doubt many care – or even that it’s all that important – but Robert Redford doesn’t look much like the real Jeremiah Johnson. However …  in most Westerns, it don’t really seem to matter whether the actor looks like the actual person – or not. …

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Damon, Costner & Freeman joining Cruise in Magnificent Seven!? Clint Morris June 10, 2012 http://moviehole.net/201254522damon-costner-freeman-joining-cruise-in-magnificent-seven Tom Cruise Damon / Freeman / Costner As if Tom Cruise in a remake of “The Magnificent Seven” wasn’t interesting enough, consider this : Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Costner may be joining him. If we can believe the …

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