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_ZYX : Good, Bad & Ugly Westerns

by Michael Zyx MH Claes
Western has changed since “The Magnificent Seven” or “Once Upon a Time in the West”. Examples : 1/Tombstone (1993) by George P. Cosmatos with Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Powers Boothe, Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Joanna Pacula, Charlton Heston and the voice of Robert Mitchum 2/Wild Bill (1995) Walter Hill Cast: Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, David Arquette, John Hurt, Bruce Dern, Keith Carradine 3/The MISSING (2003) Ron Howard, starring Cate Blanchett, Tommy Lee Jones, Val Kilmer 4/Open range (2003): by and with Kevin Costner, with Robert Duvall, Diego Luna and Annette Bening 5/The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) by and with Tommy… Read more

Western has changed since “The Magnificent Seven” or “Once Upon a Time in the West”. Examples :

1/Tombstone (1993) by George P. Cosmatos with Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Powers Boothe, Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Joanna Pacula, Charlton Heston and the voice of Robert Mitchum

2/Wild Bill (1995) Walter Hill Cast: Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, David Arquette, John Hurt, Bruce Dern, Keith Carradine

3/The MISSING (2003) Ron Howard, starring Cate Blanchett, Tommy Lee Jones, Val Kilmer

4/Open range (2003): by and with Kevin Costner, with Robert Duvall, Diego Luna and Annette Bening

5/The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) by and with Tommy Lee Jones. Written by Guillermo Arriaga

6/The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford (2007) by Andrew Dominik, starring Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard & Nick Cave

7/Appaloosa (2008). by and with Ed Harris, co-starring Renee Zellweger, Viggo Mortensen, Jeremy Irons & Timothy Spall

8/Unbound captives (2012), with Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Robert Pattinson. The film being the directorial debut of Madeleine Stowe.

Long live the westerns !

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