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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Claudia Cardinale Westerns Claudia Cardinale only made about 3 Westerns – which is rather startling since she is an Italian actress and was a major Star in Europe during the height of Spaghetti Westerns. However, when she did her aim was extremely good – starring in 2 of the greatest Westerns ever made: The Professionals …

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“When you hear a strange sound, drop to the ground”.

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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It takes great Directors to make great Westerns. I’ve decided I need to  create another section called The Great Western Directors. I hadn’t intended this, but it’s become unavoidable. The reason being that in working on my celebration of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, I’ve discovered so much material and information on Sam Pekinpah that …

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