My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

There’s Remakes … and then there’s this: In Yurusarezaru mono – a Japanese remake/adaptation of Clint Eastwood‘s iconic Western, Unforgiven (1992) we discover a cinematic tradition of Remakes that goes back a ways … pardner. Legendary Westerns film Director John Sturges‘* The Magnificent Seven (1960) is well known to have borrowed from Japanese Director/Film maker Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai. _____________________________________________________ In fact, …

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This so-called remake of Clint Eastwood’s Oscar winning Unforgiven (1992 Best Picture) is of special interest to me – having worked on the original film as a set painter. And indeed looking at these trailers it does appear to follow the story: Trailers: Trailers are not yet in English – or sub-titled (how’s your Japanese, hombre?) You …

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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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