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  • Greatest Westerns Round 3: The Good/The Bad/The Ugly v. Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966)
    The Good is Blondie, a wandering gunman with a strong personal sense of honor. The Bad is Angel Eyes, a sadistic hitman who always hits his mark. The Ugly is Tuco, a Mexican bandit who's always only looking out for himself. Against the backdrop of the Civil War, they search for a fortune in gold buried in a graveyard. Each knows only a portion of the gold's exact location, so for the moment they're dependent on each other. However, none are particularly inclined to share...

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060196/


    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
    Senator Ranse Stoddard returns to the city of Shinbone in the Wild West, to go to the funeral of his friend, Tom Doniphon. To a journalist, who's wondering what the senator is doing in Shinbone, he tells how his career started as "the man who shot Liberty Valance". As a lawyer he came to Shinbone to bring law and order to the west by means of law books. When the stagecoach is held up by outlaws, he is savagely beaten by Liberty Valance. He survives the attack and is nursed by his future wife, Hallie. Hallie is being wooed by a local rancher, Tom Doniphon. Ranse teaches the people of Shinbone to read and write, all the while trying to find a way of bringing Valance to justice. He finally takes up a gun and faces Valance in a menacing shootout...

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056217/
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    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966)
    70.59%
    48
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
    29.41%
    20
    Last edited by Biscuit; 17 Jan 09, 21:57.

  • #2
    This may well be a losing battle, but my vote goes to The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance by a long shot!

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    • #3
      Gotta go with The Good, The bad, and The Ugly.
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      • #4
        Liberty!!
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        • #5
          Yep -- Liberty Valance !!
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          • #6
            Not even close! Have a hard time watching any of the so called spaghetti westerns.The man wins again

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            • #7
              My love for Eastwood is overshadowed by a better movie .... The man who shot Liberty Valance. Sorry Clint.
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              • #8
                Clint Eastwood is my God and Sergio Leone is His messiah. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly wins by a longshot.
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                • #9
                  The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is an absolute classic regardless of genre. How it could be compared in the same sentence to a spaghetti western let alone trail it is beyond my skills of critique. I agree Clint Eastwood is a western icon........but not in this film.
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                  • #10
                    Tough choice. Went with GBU

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lance Williams View Post
                      The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is an absolute classic regardless of genre. How it could be compared in the same sentence to a spaghetti western let alone trail it is beyond my skills of critique. I agree Clint Eastwood is a western icon........but not in this film.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Karri View Post
                        Clint Eastwood is my God and Sergio Leone is His messiah. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly wins by a longshot.
                        Some here tend to dismiss the so called spaghetti westerns. Having grown up in the time these movies were released, I always felt they captured the gritty, dirty reality of the West.

                        Cowboys would never have had clean white hats. Pressed uniforms. Rhinestones!?! Etc.

                        And good and bad would never be so defined as white hat/black hat. The frontier will always be lawless. Morals will be nebulous, at best. Survival is the only Law.

                        The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly defines this better than any movie. Ever. IMHO, submitted for your consideration (or not).
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                        • #13
                          After The Great Silence, TGTBTU has to be the greatest imo.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Torien View Post
                            Some here tend to dismiss the so called spaghetti westerns. Having grown up in the time these movies were released, I always felt they captured the gritty, dirty reality of the West.

                            Cowboys would never have had clean white hats. Pressed uniforms. Rhinestones!?! Etc.

                            And good and bad would never be so defined as white hat/black hat. The frontier will always be lawless. Morals will be nebulous, at best. Survival is the only Law.

                            The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly defines this better than any movie. Ever. IMHO, submitted for your consideration (or not).
                            I'll agree the so-called spaghetti westerns were fun movies. Leone certainly loved the western genre and even brought new phases to it, particularly having great soundtracks. The good, the Bad and the Ugly is arguably the pinnacle of Leone's work, but The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is film that is full of nuances and depth rarely found in westerns. Plus it has simply one of the greatest casts ever.
                            Lance W.

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                            • #15
                              These are 2 of my favourite movies, so it was a hard decision. In the end I had to go with Liberty Valance.

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