(Not So) Random Movie Mention, SPECIAL EDITION: “THE SHOOTIST” (1976)

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In My Bloggin’ing About My Favorite Westerns…

(This One-> http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2012/03/13/12-in-12-my-favorite-westerns/)

…You’ll Notice The Top…

JOHN WAYNE

...Western…

…To ME…

…Has ALWAYS Been…

THE SHOOTIST

Period.

And…

…Because TODAY Is (sorta) A Holiday…

…I Wanted To Do Something…

…FUN…

…And…

…SPECIAL…

…For Y’all.

This Bloggin’ing Topic Just FELT Like The RIGHT Topic.

I Can Only Hope Y’all Agree With Me In Some Way.

M’Kay, My Peeps???

M’KAY!!!

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"THE SHOOTIST" Stars JOHN WAYNE, LAUREN BACALL, RON HOWARD, BILL McKINNEY, RICHARD BOONE, JOHN CARRADINE, SCATMAN CROTHERS, HARRY MORGAN, HUGH O'BRIAN, And JIMMY STEWART!

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JOHN WAYNE

…Stars…

…As…

JOHN BERNARDJ.B.BOOKS

…The Last Of The Great Gunfighters…

…Who Has Recently Been Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer.

He’s Taken The Long Journey To CARSON CITY…

…Basically For A Second-Opinion Of Said Diagnosis.

There, He Meets Up With His Old Friend…

DR. HOSTETLER

…Played By…

JIMMY STEWART

…Who Gives…

J.B. BOOKS

…The Ole Once Over…

…And…

…Sadly CONFIRMS The Diagnosis Of Terminal Cancer.

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JOHN WAYNE In "THE SHOOTIST"

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J.B. BOOKS

…Now Knows He Hasn’t Much Time Left…

…And He Simply Wants To Die Quietly.

No Hassles.

No Fanfare.

No Nothing.

He Rents A Room In The Boarding House Owned And Operated By…

BOND ROGERS

…Portrayed By…

LAUREN BACALL

…And…

GILLOM ROGERS

…Portrayed By…

RON HOWARD

…In The Hopes Of Getting The Quiet, Peaceful Death He’s Seeking.

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JOHN WAYNE And JIMMY STEWART In "THE SHOOTIST"

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As Time Passes, However…

J.B. BOOKS

…Finally Reaches The Conclusion That…

…A Quiet, Or Peaceful, Ending Is Simply NOT How It SHOULD Be.

He MUST Go-Out…

…In The Manor Befitting A Man Of His Caliber.

He MUST Go-Out…

…In One Last…

BLAZE OF GLORY

…And…

GUNFIRE!!!

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"THE SHOOTIST" Would Be JOHN WAYNE's Final Film. And, To ME, It Is, BY FAR FAR FAR, His Very VERY BEST. Trust Me, My Peeps... If You HAVE NOT Seen This One, DO SO! If You HAVE Seen This One, DO SO AGAIN! True Classics NEVER Get Old, Kids. At Least, Not When They're THIS GOOD. PERIOD. 😉

10 responses to “(Not So) Random Movie Mention, SPECIAL EDITION: “THE SHOOTIST” (1976)

    • To Me, That’s A Minor Flub/Flaw In A Flick I Otherwise Fell In Lust With, And Then In LOVE With, At A Young Age.
      I’ve Seen About 100’ish John Wayne Films…
      …And “The Shootist” Remains My Fave-Fave.
      But You ARE Correct. They Should Have Tried A Bit Harder With The Blood, Fo SHO.
      -BRAD

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  1. John Wayne’s last stand in real life too. I remember just before he died the newspapers featured a picture of the Duke with his shirt off to quell rumours of his illness. The shot used a soft lense but he did actually look like he was in pretty good shape. He died not long after.

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  2. Reblogged this on "You Jivin' Me, Turkey?" and commented:

    I Just Finished Watching A Documentary On The Making Of “THE SHOOTIST” And Now I’m Watching The Flick Itself. So I Strongly Felt This One Deserved A Reblog.
    Hope Y’all Liked This One. It’s A Personal Fave Fave FAVE!
    -BRAD

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  3. Hells yes.

    Not sure if its his best. Not…. 100% sure. I know the “Critical Community” says “The Searchers” but I’m torn. This could be it. I do love it. GREAT movie, great pick Brad.

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    • Thanks, Dude!
      I’ve Seen About 50 John Wayne Westerns. I Own “The Searchers” And Think It MIGHT/MAYBE Be The Better FILM, But When It Comes To John Wayne’s Performance, I Think He Should Have Won His Oscar For “The Shootist” And Not “True Grit”. And In Regard To “True Grit”, His Performance Was Even Better In Its Sequel, “Rooster Cogburn” 😉 It Just Personal Opinion, Of Course. But I Don’t Know Any Other Opinions I Enjoy More Than My Own. =D hahahahaha
      -B.

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  4. I also think this is his best western movie.

    “The High and the Mighty” is another must see now that it is on DVD.

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