Weekday Matinee: WesternWorld Weekday Matinee: WesternWorld
This month Scott and Jerry talk about Westerns, the transformation of the genre, and what it means to American culture. What pick of Scott's... Weekday Matinee: WesternWorld

This month Scott and Jerry talk about Westerns, the transformation of the genre, and what it means to American culture. What pick of Scott’s shocks Jerry? Find out on this installment of Weekday Matinee! Plus a tribute to Deadwood!

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  • Stalks

    <—-Favorite "Western" is Blazing Saddles!

  • Oddly enough, I didn’t think of this until after recording, and then kicked myself in the ass.

  • Dee-abolik

    The Western era before the Spaghetti Western is of no interest to me…

  • Dee-abolik

    There are not enough horror Western.

  • gorgarwilleatyou1

    I have to disagree i used to be a Spaghetti nut when i was younger but as i get older i am really appreciating the older westerns.

    if you want some great old stuff i would suggest the Budd Boetticher collection that man made some great movies every flic in that box set is sold nice extras with Tarrintino and Eastwood…or any howard hawks or Jimmy stewart, not a huge wayne fan but his ford collaborations are great…..anyway dont dismiss them. I am getting tired of CG and superheros movies (never thought id say that) and I am really enjoying finding these old gems…

  • Kylo Ronin

    boo.

  • Kylo Ronin

    Ah, the chanbara genre! Kurosawa was inspired by Ford, Leone by Kurosawa, Peckinpah by Leone. And on and on the list goes.

  • Kylo Ronin

    Fellas, you just listed all of my favorite ones! Well, except for My Darling Clementine.

  • Kylo Ronin

    And Sergio Corbucci’s Django!

  • There are some excellent westerns prior to the spaghetti genre. Got to keep an open mind.

  • Couldn’t agree more. While I like the spectacle of current movies, I miss writing, directing and acting lol.

  • I_am_better

    The Quick and the Dead!!! FUCK YEAH

  • I_am_better

    I’ve revered that movie since i saw it in the theater. And I’ve been pretty much alone in that among my irl friends. They are morons.

  • I_am_better

    The Proposition was almost on by best of 2000-2015 list

  • I_am_better

    Lust in the Dust – I have definitley never even heard of this

  • I_am_better

    I really like Saul Rubinek’s character in Unforgiven.

  • I_am_better

    That scene where Hackman is daring for him to pick up a gun and point him with it is intense as hell

  • I_am_better

    I think everybody from that cast shoulda gotten an Oscar

  • I_am_better

    The Shootist was a great swan song for Wayne

  • I_am_better

    I think my Top 5(in no order because I hate that rating shit) would be:

    – Once Upon a Time in the West
    – Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
    – The Quick and the Dead
    – Unforgiven
    – The Searchers

  • I_am_better

    …or:

    – The Long Riders
    – Tombstone
    – The Wild Bunch
    – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    – High Plains Drifter/Pale Rider/The Outlaw Josey Wales

  • I_am_better

    …or:

    – Silverado
    – The Great Silence
    – The Assassination of Jesse James…
    – True Grit (Coens)
    – Open Range
    – Appaloosa

    There’s no way in hell i could do a Top 5

  • Get new friends.

  • Dee-abolik

    the Quick and the Dead is fun.

  • Dee-abolik

    Voted The Proposition among my Top 10 “2000-2015”.

  • Dee-abolik
  • Dee-abolik

    a more unusual Western…

  • Bop

    I only love From Dusk Till Dawn 3. Which others are there, Dee?

  • Bop

    My favorites

    My Name Is Nobody
    From Dusk Till Dawn 3
    Young Guns
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    The Pierre Brice Winnetou movies.

  • Dee-abolik

    What about They Call Me Trinity?

  • Dee-abolik

    There are not many. There is Sundown and Dead Birds.

  • Bop

    Also one of my favorites.

  • Bop

    Thanks. Need to check them.

  • Dee-abolik

    The 2nd one is even better.

  • Dee-abolik

    “The Villain” was called “Cactus Jack” here.

  • I_am_better

    Here too!

  • Dee-abolik

    European titles: Best/most stupid titles!

  • HorrorFighter

    I probably should have added THE VALLEY OF GWANGI.

  • HorrorFighter

    Sadly, a film like this — and a series like “All in the Family” — would never get made in today’s PC/SJW culture, even though they destroyed racism through humor.

  • HorrorFighter

    Only because we avoided spaghetti Westerns. I’m a huge fan of the original DJANGO.

  • HorrorFighter

    MY NAME IS NOBODY is fantastic.

  • HorrorFighter

    I only wanted to pick one John Wayne film for my list, but THE SEARCHERS was definitely a contender.

  • HorrorFighter

    I kinda hated TOMBSTONE. And I did have a huge fight with my wife over HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER. I tried to explain that Clint Eastwood was a ghost in the film, and she thought I was pulling her leg, and the more I tried to convince her, the more she didn’t believe me, and we ended up yelling at each other…

  • HorrorFighter

    It was a tough one for sure, but if I had allowed spaghetti Westerns on my list, THE GREAT SILENCE would have been on there for sure. Perhaps the most cynical film in the whole genre — with an ending that would drive the average film-goer mad. Plus…Klaus Kinski.

  • HorrorFighter

    Boo-urns

  • HorrorFighter

    With spaghetti Westerns off the table (ha! no spaghetti on the table!), I wanted to include MCCABE & MRS. MILLER. And THE TERROR OF TINY TOWN. But I’m happy with my list.

  • I_am_better

    Kinski can drive the average film-goer mad too 😀

  • Tarmac492.1

    high plains drifter is so fucking surreal. Tombstone is a fucking dynamite movie. soo much fun. Skin that smoke wagon and see what happens. epic shit.

  • Tarmac492.1

    im a writer. i write. yeah, umm, you are a fish out of water.

  • Tarmac492.1

    the greatest Saturday afternoon movie I have ever seen on channel 5. Will never forget that joy.

  • Tarmac492.1

    the head getting blown apart shocked me. gotta love the aussies. danny huston ftw!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    Appaloosa was very good. u give me Viggo and Ed Harris i will see it every time.

  • Tarmac492.1

    you just shot an unarmed man, mr.
    shoulda armed himself then. that scene with him
    drinking the whiskey… u know hell is coming