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Monday, 29 December 2008

100 Greatest Westerns


100 Greatest Westerns
Weider History Group
$10.95
£6.25

This is a special collectors magazine from the editors of Wild West Magazine.

It lists their top 100 westerns - a list that is bound to spawn much debate - The Searchers, for instance, is only number 7! A Quigley Down Under is 47!

Each film has an article to go with it as well as side bars containing trivia.

An excellent magazine - I bought two copies. One for storage and the other to be read until it falls apart.



The top 100 in full: (click image to enlarge)


14 comments:

ARCHAVIST said...

Myself - I would put The Searchers at No1. No matter how many times I see it I enjoy every single frame. Alongside Red River it contains John Wayne's best performance and John Ford's finest ever presentation of his beloved monument valley. High Noon a better movie than this - "That'll be the day."

Anonymous said...

High Noon is excellent but i don't know about best western ever.

Joanne Walpole said...

It's an interesting list. I think my favourites change on a daily basis. :-)
Jo

Chris said...

Tombstone is the only modern Western in their Top 10, and it beats Unforgiven? Ballsy.

On the flipside, I've got some serious watching to do! I've seen only 3 of their top 10.

Charles Gramlich said...

It seems too heavily weighted toward early movies. I would put One upon a time in the west at number 1 myself.

ARCHAVIST said...

Chris I agree - Unforgiven should have been higher. And The Good, The Bad and the Ugly is not even on that.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Always surprised at how many of these I've seen yet how few Westerns I read. Did pick one up this weekend though.

ARCHAVIST said...

Good on you Pattie - what did you get?

David Cranmer said...

I agree that THE SEARCHERS should be #1 followed closely by SHANE.

Ray said...

No list can satisfy everybody.
Hardly any spaghetti westerns in the list like 'Django'; 'A Professional Gun' or 'Keomo' although 'The Great Silence' just makes it into the list. Yet all these movies have a following.
This top 100 just names the well known titles that should make the effort worth while. But you can't please all of the people all of the time.

Michael said...

An impressive list, though I'd have lots of disagreements about the order. I'd put "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" or "Rio Bravo" first, and I'm not a big fan of either of the first two. Couldn't read the titles of 52 and 53. And "Blood Simple", much as I love it, just ain't a western.

Anonymous said...

I agree with David's picks except I'd put Shane at #1, followed by The Searchers.

After those first two, it gets tough deciding 3-10.

ARCHAVIST said...

52 and 53 were Heartland and Virginia City respectively

ARCHAVIST said...

I think the Good, the bad and the ugly should have been in the top ten.