My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Open Range … the Firearms – Part 3.   Part 3 of Guns and the 20 minute climactic Open Range gunfight. Very well done.

The Gunfight – Part 3 No … it’s not the Earps … … but there is a corral. OK?

The Guns Winchester’s 1873 rifle was the “Rifle that Won the West.” It was chambered in a new, more powerful cartridge, the .44-40—a .44 caliber bullet, propelled by 40 grains of black powder. However, a factor that really insured the success of the 1873 Winchester rifles was that Colt quickly offered its Peacemaker chambered in …

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  “A Cowboy’s word is his sacred bond, a handshake is more binding than a contract.” http://www.topspine.ch/html/code_of_the_west.html Corny as it may sound there truly was a ‘Code’ in the Old West. And it was very important. Break your “Word” and no one would deal with you. It truly threatened your survival. Too bad not many …

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“When I knew nothing, I thought I could do anything.” – Robert Duvall Lonesome Dove / Open Range / Broken Trail / True Grit / Joe Kidd / Lawman / The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid

Kevin Costner and Modern West – “Intense” “I haven’t lived a perfect life. I have regrets. But that’s from a lifetime of taking chances, making decisions, and trying not to be frozen. The only thing that I can do with my regrets is understand them.”  – Kevin Costner Kevin Costner Western Filmography Silverado (1985) / Dances …

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Open Range Winner of the Bronze Wrangler Award 2003 The Bronze Wrangler is an award presented annually by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to honor the top works in Western music, film, television and literature. The awards were first presented in 1961. The Wrangler is a bronze sculpture of a cowboy on horseback, and is designed by artist John Free. …

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No place to run.  No reason to hide. Open Range Soundtrack Open Range / Trailer   Starting my Open Range page …

No place to run.  No reason to hide. Open Range Soundtrack Starting my Open Range page …

Where to go next … ?? There is no end of possibilities.  So many great Westerns … so little time. I’ve received two suggestions: Eastwood’s Academy Award winning Unforgiven – Academy Awards Best Picture in 1992. (Wow, was it really that long ago?) And Open Range (2003) a worthy duster (also shot in Alberta) with Kevin Costner and Robert …

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