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My Favorite Westerns, Part II
Westerns and Gangster Films
"The western, what a wonderful film genre. This quiz continues from part I in exploring some of the greatest western films ever made. Hitch up that saddle and take a ride with me to the wild west...giddy-up!"
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Many believe that the best movie-western director of all time was not American, but rather Italian. Of course, they would be talking about Sergio Leone. One of Leone's best films was the 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' (aka 'Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo'). Which of these actors did not play a starring role in this work of art?
Lee Van Cleef
'Who are those guys?' is a line you will find said several times over in which of these classic films of the western genre?
The Ox-Bow Incident
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
In the 1948 film 'Red River', John Wayne teams up with old standby Walter Brennan and what relatively new Hollywood talent, as three ranchers who push thousands of cattle from their southern Texas land into Kansas?
Another John Wayne film, this time the one that made him a big star...'Stagecoach'. What is the name of the character that Wayne plays in this classic John Ford adventure?
The Ringo Kid
Sheriff Roy Brown
The Outlaw from Oklahoma
In a 1969 revisionist piece, which director made good guys out of a bunch of dirty outlaws, led by William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, in 'The Wild Bunch'?
1953's 'Shane' was one of the classic westerns of all-time. The title character refers to a young boy in the film.
One of the most successful westerns at both the box office and at the Academy Awards ceremonies was 1990's 'Dances with Wolves'. Which of these Oscars did this majestic film NOT bring home?
Western films aren't always just about action and drama. Sometimes a good comedy emerges from this genre. Take, for example, 'Blazing Saddles', Mel Brooks' riotous 1974 western spoof. Which of these actors plays the clever Sheriff Bart in this comic tale?
One western film that doesn't receive enough attention is this 1985 movie featuring Kevin Costner, Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn and Danny Glover as a disparate group of westerners who are brought together by their mutual disgust over the machinations of Ethan McKendrick, a town boss, and his crony sheriff Cobb, played by Brian Dennehy. What is this Lawrence Kasdan picture called?
Last but not least we have 'The Magnificent Seven', a 1960 film based on one of the all-time greatest movies ever made. Who directed this American remake of Kurosawa's 'The Seven Samurai'?
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Compiled May 22 13