My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Streisand / Somewhere Kings of the Sun / 1963 Don’t know how they got permission to use the Pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza,  Hope they got a some good gold out of it. But it shouldn’t happen.  No doubt who the Star was. In his career George Chakiris did have his moments in the …

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Love Song / Elton John / 1971

Yul Brynner “Now that I’m gone, I tell you: Don’t smoke. Whatever you do, just don’t smoke.If I could take back that smoking, we wouldn’t be talking about any cancer.I’m convinced of that”– Yul Brynner Yul was from the era (not so long ago) when smoking was sophisticated.   So sophisticated. So dead.  

epic-jungle-music / the-legend-of-el-dorado / Keepo Kings of the Sun / 1963 Several Posters – not bad either.  Notice the Pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza in the bottom image of the poster above. Epic I tell ya! Part 3 coming …

Kings of the Sun Soundtrack / Elmer Bernstein Kings of the Sun / 1963 Yes, there was more than one movie made about the Maya. In 1963 Kings of the Sun ‘blazed across the screen’.  In the 60’s they loved these huge Historical Epic style films with hundreds of Extras fighting in large battle scenes. …

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I finally went and saw The Magnificent Seven (2016) the other night. I had initially said that I wouldn’t judge this movie by the original, but it raises so many issues surrounding modern Film Making – and Westerns that I couldn’t resist. “Justice has a number” – M7 (2016) tagline “Remakes? You probably shouldn’t go there.” – …

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Britt (Coburn): “Nobody throws me my own guns and says run. Nobody.” From: The Playlist ‘Magnificent Seven’ Remake Continues With New Writer, But Loses Tom Cruise http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/magnificent-seven-remake-continues-with-new-writer-but-loses-tom-cruise-20131226?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter BY KEVIN JAGERNAUTH DECEMBER 26, 2013 10:00 AM MGM are leaving no stone unturned in their catalogue when it comes to remakes. With “Robocop” and “Poltergeist” on the way for …

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From:  By: Mike Parker Published: Sun, December 29, 201 http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/450888/Tom-Cruise-shoots-down-Magnificent-Seven-remake Tom Cruise shoots down Magnificent Seven remake TOM CRUISE’s departure from a planned remake of the star-studded western has put the project back to square one HOLLYWOOD studio MGM has “called in the cavalry” to rescue a planned remake of classic 1960 western The Magnificent Seven …

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Cast Introduction: The New Magnificent 7 … plus One. Cast Introduction: The New Magnificent 7 … plus One Cast Introduction:The New Magnificent Seven As they say: The atmosphere is electric. But I hate these tuxedo affairs. DAMN! I just spilt some wine on my boots. “Oh Hi Mickey” Rourke. … Everybody is here. OOP – The lights are …

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Cast Introduction: The New Magnificent Seven As they say: The atmosphere is electric. But I hate these tuxedo affairs. DAMN! I just spilt some wine on my boots. “Oh Hi Mickey” Rourke. … Everybody is here. OOP – The lights are going down … better get to my seat. _________________________________________________________ “Ladeeeez and Gentlemen!!!” … announces a disembodied …

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The Decline and Fall of the Studios “You never miss the water ‘til the well runs dry”. – unknown And when all the modern smoke and mirrors finally clear, well … the well is pretty dry. No Burt Lancasters, Charlton Hestons, Kirk Douglas’, no Hepburns, Brynners … no Fonda’s, no Wayne’s … no Astaires, no Pecks …

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“I never rode shotgun on a hearse before.” – Steve McQueen / The Magnificent Seven I could very easily understand it if Tom Cruise’s rumoured remake of The Magnificent Seven never hits the dusty trail. Though you can surely bet that they want to make this movie … and you can surely bet that Western Fans …

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