My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Marlon Brando’s (reworked) Westerns Thom Hickey over at The Immortal Jukebox (https://theimmortaljukebox.com/) just posted a LIKE on a post I did back in 2013 called Brando’s Western Trilogy. (Thanks Thom!) However, that post needs some very serious editing. I blatantly omitted Viva Zapata (1952). This movie starred Brando, Jean Peters, and Anthony Quinn – and was Directed by Elia …

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mireille-mathieu / canta-en-espac3a3c2b1ol-la-paloma Karl Malden March 22, 1912 – July 1, 2009 Malden also previously starred with Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and On the Waterfront (1954)  Malden Westerns

me and my uncle / distant sons Marlon Brando (1924–2004)  Did the camera like this guy?  The combination of Talent, Charisma, and Sex Appeal is hard to come by. And when it is found, a silent prayer goes out: “God, don’t let them screw it up.” Like a Roman God, by Jove!  

come a little bit closer / jay and the americans     The Posters

Title Sound Track “You may be a one eyed jack around here, but I’ve seen the other side of your face.” Below: Full movie – not the restored version from YouTube in English / 720 Resolution

One-Eyed Jacks / 1961 Brando rides again in restored Classic One-Eyed Jacks / http://www.nziff.co.nz/2016/auckland/one-eyed-jacks/ Directed by Marlon Brando Retro A singular Western rightfully restored for the big screen, Marlon Brando’s sole directorial effort and legendary film maudit arrives fresh from its enthusiastic reappraisal at Cannes. Famously over-budget and severely trimmed by the studio, Marlon Brando’s sole …

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Et tu Brando … Screenshots: The Appaloosa  “I have decided to tell the story of my life as best I can, so that my children can separate the truth from the myths that others have created about me, as myths are created about everyone swept up in the turbulent and distorting maelstrom of celebrity in …

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3 Amigos Don’t be fooled by their smiles … … these are not your friends. Nothing frames the face like a sombrero … “There’s a line in the picture where he snarls, ‘Nobody tells me what to do.’ That’s exactly how I’ve felt all my life.” – Marlon Brando http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/marlon_brando.html#5a8E93hCQ888oQ4c.99 “There certainly have been a …

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Close Up and Personal  Director Sergio Leone didn’t invent Close-Up shots, but he certainly was influential in their use. This is partly why The Appaloosa is often referred to as the “American Spaghetti Western” – as Director Sidney J. Furie uses close-ups extensively. The movie was also made during the height of Spaghetti Western popularity (1966) and has more …

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 A Breed of Renown … Strangely, in The Appaloosa we don’t get to see the Appaloosa pony all that much – the movie is not really about the horse. But I still wish they had shown him more.  Truly a beautiful animal. The pony in the movie was named Rojo.  http://horsefame.tripod.com/appaloosa.html Curiously enough, the recent film Appaloosa …

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  When you do a search on Google for ‘Western Movies of 1966′ here is what you will likely find: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Professionals, Nevada Smith, El Dorado, Alvarez Kelly, Duel at Diablo, The Shooting, Navajo Joe, … and a few others … A few Western Classics mixed in with a few …

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Death in the wind … Blood on the mind … Vengeance in the Heart … ________________________________________________

The Missouri Breaks: The Hazards of Gardening in Montana During the entire production Jack Nicholson and Marlon Brando were only on the set on the same day just one time, despite their multiple scenes together. – IMDB Trivia MFW: This would account for the fact that it’s almost impossible to find shots of them within the same frame. …

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The Missouri Breaks / Directed By Arthur Penn The Cast: “Regulator? Ain’t that like a dry gulcher?”  “Well, that’s not the softest term you could use, I’d say.”  “Why don’t we just take a walk and we’ll just talk about the Wild West and how to get the hell out of it!” “Damn, I don’t know …

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The Missouri Breaks (1976) Updated Brando and Nicholson Reviews/Ratings: DVD Savant: Movie: Very Good: “Even with its stellar teaming of Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson, The Missouri Breaks was a big-bust movie in 1976 … Almost 30 years later, The Missouri Breaks plays a lot better … That ending is still a head-scratcher but most of the rest of the movie is …

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