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Friday, March 19, 2004  

High Noon voted top western

First, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" is one of the finest films ever made.

So it deserves to be higher on this list. Much higher. As in #1. Unforgiven is a deserving #2, being also one of the most quotable films of all time.

"Deserve's got nothin' to do with it."

"Dances With Wolves" shouldn't be anywhere near a Top Ten list, ever, under any circumstances. That's just wrong. Bloated, self-indulgent crap.

It can be summed up with this: Costner's character is "going native", so he falls for an Indian maiden. But he just happens to fall for an "Indian maiden" who is a white woman who was captured as a child and raised as an Indian. Because we couldn't have Our Hero actually sully himself with a dark woman, could we?

If you want to see a film about the conflict of Europe and Native Americans done right, rent "Black Robe".

posted by lazarus | 07:45 | |
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