Monday, October 19, 2009

Movie Monday

This week's movie topic is all about Westerns

I don't think of myself as being a big western fan, but now that I think of it there are a few that are very close to my heart.

The Electric Horseman. Redford plays a former rodeo champion who sells out for easy money, endorsing breakfast cereal. He gets fed up and drunk and steals the champion race horse he's supposed to appear with. Fonda is a TV reporter who thinks she's found the latest senational "Balloon Boy" story and takes off after him. The mountains are beautiful, the stars are beautiful, the horse is beautiful. And I like its message about being true to yourself.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The two coolest guys ever.

Destry Rides Again. James Stewart is Destry, the pacifist sheriff who restores order to a wild western town. Marlene Dietrich is Frenchy, the dancehall girl with a good heart and "kind of a lovely face under all that paint." They are both very hot and very funny together and this is just another one of those terrific movies made in 1939. (Gone with the Wind, Wizard of Oz ...)

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4 comments:

  1. those are some of my favorites too. nice pics. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

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  2. Your mention of The Electric Horseman reminded me of Urban Cowboy. Haven't seen either of those in ages!

    my list

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  3. I haven't seen any of these, but I'll definitely add Destry Rides Again to my Netflix queue. I love Jimmy Stewart!

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  4. I happened to catch the Electric Horseman recently on some channel or other. I love that movie. I don't know as I thought of it as a western.

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