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spaghetti westerns
« on: April 23, 2019, 07:37:04 PM »
As I needed a break from doxing primitives on Skins's island, compelling Paypal to delay disbursement from their accounts, and to delay their vital medical care, as has been alleged by malicious people how franksolich spends his time, I got three movies from the 1960s starring Clint Eastwood.

I saw from the description they were called "spaghetti westerns." Movies and television had never been any part of my life, so the term "spaghetti western" was just words to me, nothing else. I assumed it meant some sort of low budget grade B movie in Italian, with subtitles in English.

I was really surprised. I found "A Fistful of Dollars" (1965), "For A Few Dollars More" (1966), and "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (1967) to be top-notch, top-of-the-line, top-quality movies well worth the watching, although the last-named at three hours was a little too long for my tastes.

They don't make movies like this any, "cheating and crime do not pay." It's a pity, because half the country, the Democrat half, could use the moral illumination.

Since the movies are somewhat aged, and since I don't keep track of celebrities--although Clint Eastwood, Lee van Cleef, and Eli Wallach were more than mere "celebrities"--I had to wikepedia them to learn their subsequent fates in life.

Much to my delight, Clint Eastwood is still alive, but much to my grievous sadness, Lee van Cleef and Eli Wallach both died some years ago.
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Re: spaghetti westerns
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 07:50:37 PM »
Two movies that aren't spaghetti westerns but are in that style that I love are The Outlaw Jose Wells and Pale Rider. If I am scanning channels and one of those is on, I stop and watch whatever is remaining.
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Re: spaghetti westerns
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2019, 08:32:23 PM »
There's also "Unforgiven" which got Eastwood Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director. Gene Hackman is the original badass in that one.

Eastwood said it would be his last western.
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2019, 08:53:16 PM »
All excellent movies, Frank.  Own the DVD of good/bad/ugly  by default after my Dad passed.

An added bonus about Clint is that he's 80 something years old and still triggers liberals.  Literally and figuratively.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2019, 09:16:58 PM »
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Re: spaghetti westerns
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2019, 01:45:45 PM »
High Plains Drifter is the best IMO. Watch it till the very end.....
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Re: spaghetti westerns
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2019, 03:06:54 PM »
I recently ordered The Conqueror--it should be here sometime this week, starring John Wayne as Genghis Khan.

I was told it was so improbable, John Wayne as Genghis Khan, that I just had to see it.

For the most part, I've been delving into silent movies; Tom Sawyer from 1917 and Huckleberry Finn from 1920 have been especially good, when it comes to what that era produced in movies.
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Re: spaghetti westerns
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2019, 05:48:14 PM »
I recently ordered The Conqueror--it should be here sometime this week, starring John Wayne as Genghis Khan.

I was told it was so improbable, John Wayne as Genghis Khan, that I just had to see it.

For the most part, I've been delving into silent movies; Tom Sawyer from 1917 and Huckleberry Finn from 1920 have been especially good, when it comes to what that era produced in movies.

That one was not of The Duke's better efforts. He doesn't look all that convincing with a mustache, and the rest of it is just as bad.
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Re: spaghetti westerns
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2019, 06:38:19 PM »
The Trinity series, with Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. I only reminder three, but it looks like the were three more.

http://most-wanted-western-movies.com/spaghetti-western-movies/


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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2019, 06:39:01 PM »
That one was not of The Duke's better efforts. He doesn't look all that convincing with a mustache, and the rest of it is just as bad.

Haven't seen it, but was it more convincing than Mickey Rooney in "Breakfast At Tiffany's"?
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Re: spaghetti westerns
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 10:15:07 AM »
Haven't seen it, but was it more convincing than Mickey Rooney in "Breakfast At Tiffany's"?

Dunno. Mickey was good in the old Andy Hardy series, and he was a scream in that classic comedy "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World" but I have never seen the Tiffany's flick. Mrs. E was gobsmacked when I revealed that the other day.

Just not interested in television and even movies are meh, mostly because of hearing loss.
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Re: spaghetti westerns
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2019, 08:47:16 AM »
I'd add "Hang'em High" to the list as well.
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