Browsing the archives for the Western tag

Bardot – Poster of the Day 10

Bardot – Poster of the Day – Shalako (French)

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Bardot – Poster of the Day 9

Bardot – Poster of the Day – Shalako (Polish)

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Raw Deal (1977)

Country: Australia Director: Russell Hagg Starring: Gerard Kennedy, Gus Mercurio, Rod Mullinar, Christopher Pate, Hu Pryce, Norman Yemm, John Cousins, Michael Carman Music: Ronald Edgeworth In the 1970s, two of the most popular actors in Australia were Gerard Kennedy and Gus Mercurio who starred in the television series Tandarra (1976), which was a period piece […]

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Gone to Texas

Author: Forrest Carter Publisher: Whipporwill Publishing Original Title: The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales Release Year: 1973 Pictured: Futura paperback 1976 I hardly ever read western novels, which is really strange because I love western movies, particularly those of Clint Eastwood. I could talk about the Dollars trilogy all day — and have done so, much […]

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The Only Man in Town

Author: Emerson Dodge (Paul Wheelahan) Publisher: The Cleveland Publishing Co. First Published: 1977 “We don’t cotton to strangers makin’ free with our womenfolk!” I have often bemoaned the fact the Australian pulp fiction tradition is dead – but there is one last hold out, and it is Cleveland Publishing. Cleveland caters to a unique niche […]

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Chato’s Land (1971)

Country: United States Director: Michael Winner Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, Richard Basehart, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland, Richard Jordan, Victor French Music: Jerry Fielding Chato’s Land is a very interesting film. It is not a classic by any stretch of the imagination, but all the characters are fleshed out, and have multiple layers, and some […]

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Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

I figure if you’re the type to watch a film called Sukiyaki Western Django then you’ve probably watched your fair share of world cinema – and most likely the odd samurai film – and while this film is a western it still owes a debt to the samurai films of the past – even a gunshot wound can produce an arterial spray reminiscent of those in a Zatoichi film.

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Hannie Caulder (1971)

Director: Burt Kennedy Starring: Raquel Welch, Robert Culp, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Elam, Strother Martin, Christopher Lee, Diana Dors Music: Ken Thorne Hannie Caulder is a film that is very hard to classify. Sure it’s a western, but what kind of western is it? It appears to be a Spaghetti Western, produced by the British; and […]

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The Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969)

Country: United States Director: Paul Wendkos Starring: George Kennedy, Monte Markham, James Whitmore, Reni Santoni, Bernie Casey, Joe Don Baker, Michael Ansara, Fernando Rey Music: Elmer Bernstein The Guns of the Magnificent Seven is the third movie in the four film series. As with most film series, each additional entry diminishes in quality from the […]

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Red Sun (1971)

AKA: Soleil Rouge Director: Terence Young Starring: Charles Bronson, Toshirô Mifune, Ursula Andress, Alain Delon, Capucine, Anthony Dawson, Luc Merenda Music: Maurice Jarre By the early seventies, the Spaghetti Westerns (which had revitalised the Western genre) were starting to run out of steam. The look, the feel, and the violence weren’t enough to attract audiences […]

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