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High Noon

I'd argue possibly one of the best westerns every made, just rewatched (what else does one do on NY Day)
Had forgotten one of the baddies was Lee Van Cleef
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Lee Van Cleef (1925–1989).
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Westerns are a genre no longer made, sadly Sad
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Don't bank on it.
There's a remake of [The Magnificent Seven in the pipeline. Why, oh, why, do they want to do this? Out of interest Robert Vaughn is the only member of the original cast still alive.
The there was the recent dire A Million Ways to Die in the West. That was a total crock of [Censored]!
I did enjoy The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp as Tonto - very funny.

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Westerns are a genre no longer made

I know it was a western telly series but Deadwood was certainly gritty.

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There's a remake of The Magnificent Seven in the pipeline.

It will probably be as good as the remake of Conan the Barbarian. Sad
The remade Lone Ranger did get panned but I too found it funny and entertaining.
Though wasn't there a sort of similar film/telly with an old Billy the Kid telling his life story?
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Yep can't remember the name of it though.
My favourite westerns were the "man with no name" ones with Clint Eastwood, and the Trinity set. I am afraid high noon doesn't cut it for me. True Grit yes but HN no.
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Westerns - love 'em, especially the 'Dollar' series and 'Hang 'em High' etc...  Smiley
For anyone who may have missed it ...
'Valdez Is Coming' is a classic of the genre.
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'Valdez Is Coming'

Burt is great in that.
And I still have the original cinema poster.
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High Noon is a great film. I remember reading that the director liked Lee Van Cleef's outline and he is the first character you see sitting on a rock silhouetted against the sun.
It's also done in real time as the noon day train arrives an hour after a clock showing 11 is seen. And who could not like Tex Ritter?
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...........and not forgetting the musical score Smiley
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I've been watching reruns of Gunsmoke on Sky can't remember which channel
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Django unchained from a couple of years back and you can also check out 'Hell on wheels' TV show...
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Some of the old westerns were filmed in Monument  Valley, John Wayne amongst others made several films there. That scenery could not, in my opinion be bettered for a western.
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You can't beat a John Wayne western Cool
The last two more contemporary westerns I watched and enjoyed were The Unforgiven with Clint Eastwood and The Quick and the Dead with Sharon Stone.
I started to watch Django Unchained but couldn't get into it. I will try again some time.

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Some of the old westerns were filmed in Monument  Valley, John Wayne amongst others made several films there. That scenery could not, in my opinion be bettered for a western.

My Dad always said that many westerns were made in Spain. Maybe he was reffering to the B movie westerns where Jack Elam was always the baddie that never quite made it to the end of the film