My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

From the Count of Monte Cristo (1971): Abbe Faria (Richard Harris) : “Here is your final lesson – do not commit the crime for which you now serve the sentence. God said, “Vengeance is mine.” Edmond Dantes (Jim Caviezel): “I don’t believe in God.” Abbe Faria: “It doesn’t matter. He believes in you.” Ahab Rises …

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Grace’s Mother: (Man in the Wilderness):  “There was nothing you could do. It was God’s will.” Zachary Bass (Hugh Glass): “I never much agreed with God’s will.” The Ark of Zachariah I haven’t seen all of John Huston’s movies. Among those few that I have seen though, I detect a strong undercurrent of what I …

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“I don’t believe God is dead. Just drunk.”- John Huston Sung by Richard Harris / written by Jim Webb (A curious analogy: – not knowing the origins of Webb’s controversial lyrics greatly affect some people’s appreciation of this song – or whether you can even appreciate it at all. But I won’t get into that here …) …

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Man in the Wilderness / 1971 On the surface Man in the Wilderness appears to be the true epic tale of frontiersman Hugh Glass‘ unfortunate encounter with a Grizzly Bear – and his struggle to survive and seek revenge against those that left him for dead. But is it? There could be more to this grizzly …

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