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West by West West

Posted in movies by arcanedufresne on June 14, 2010

As far as genres go for me, it’s hard to top a good ol’ western film (the only thing else really in contention would be World War II or zombie movies). I’ve been populating my Netflix Instant Queue with a plethora of westerns and got some time this weekend to lie around and enjoy some shootouts. Over the past week I have enjoyed the following tales of the gunmen:

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – Newman and Redford being dreamboats and a goofy Elvis Costello score. What more can you ask for?

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The Quick and the Dead – I didn’t realize that Sam Raimi directed this movie until sometime last week and that fact spurred me to go back and re-watch it.

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The Professionals – Great Uncle Burt, ’nuff said.

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The Proposition – Brutally good, Guy Pearce is a badass and it’s an Australian take on the lawless “West”. If you have never heard of it, and hence never seen it, give it a viewing as it won’t disappoint.

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The cherry on top of all this would be to watch a couple of John Waynes and round it all out. Grandpa Lancaster would be proud, I’d bet.

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