(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. 😉

12-In-’12: MY FAVORITE WESTERNS!

I’ve Done A Little Talkin’ With Y’all About My Love Of…

“THE WESTERN GENERA”

…And I Decided To Do The Ole…

“PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS”

…Type Thing.

So Tonight…

…I Bring You…

…An ALL NEW “12-In-’12” Edition.

And…

…As The Title Says…

…This One Is All About…

“MY FAVORITE WESTERNS”

…And PLEASE PLEASE REMEMBER, My Peeps…

“MY FAVORITE…”

…Does NOT Always Mean…

“THE BEST…”

…As I’m Very Sure You’re Aware.

I LOVE A Decent Debate, Sure Sure…

…I Just Don’t Wanna Piss Someone Off For Leaving Their Idea Of What’s “THE BEST…” Off Of My List.

M’Kay???

M’KAY!!!

Let’s Do It!!!

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HONORABLE MENTION

(Something I've Not Done Before, But I FELT The NEED To Do So Here.)

“SILVERADO”

(1985)

SILVERADO” Was Directed By LAWRENCE KASDAN, And Starred (just to name a few) KEVIN KLINE, SCOTT GLENN, KEVIN COSTNER, DANNY GLOVER, JOHN CLEESE, and BRIAN DENNEHY!

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“12-In-’12: MY FAVORITE WESTERNS!”

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#12

“QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER”

(1990)

QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER” Starred TOM SELLECK, LAURA SAN GIACOMO, and ALAN RICKMAN! It Was Directed By SIMON WINCER!

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#11

“THE GOOD, THE BAD, And THE UGLY”

(1966)

THE GOOD, THE BAD, And THE UGLY” Was Directed By Spaghetti-Western Master SERGIO LEONE, And Stars CLINT EASTWOOD (The Good), LEE VAN CLEEF (The Bad) and ELI WALLACH (The Ugly)!

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#10

“BUTCH CASSIDY And THE SUNDANCE KID”

(1969)

BUTCH CASSIDY And THE SUNDANCE KID” Starred The Dynamic-Duo Of PAUL NEWMAN And ROBERT REDFORD, AND Was Directed By GEORGE ROY HILL!

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#9

“THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE”

(1962)

THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE” Teamed JOHN WAYNE and JIMMY STEWART, Then Threw In LEE MARVIN As The Bad-Guy. Oh And STROTHER MARTIN, LEE VAN CLEEF, and EDMOND O’BRIEN! To Top It All Off, It Was Directed By Westerns God JOHN FORD!

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#8

“HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER”

(1973)

HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER” Is A Good Ole CLINT EASTWOOD Directs CLINT EASTWOOD Film, And He Does A Bang-Up Job, Fo SHO!

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#7

“PALE RIDER”

(1985)

PALE RIDER” Is Another CLINT EASTWOOD Directs CLINT EASTWOOD Film, Only This One Has A STRONG Supporting Cast. It Includes MICHAEL MORIARTY, CHRIS PENN, RICHARD DYSART and RICHARD “Call Me Jaws” KIEL!

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#6

“THE SEARCHERS”

(1956)

THE SEARCHERS” Is My FAVORITE Western Directed By JOHN FORD, And It Stars JOHN WAYNE, NATALIE WOOD, JEFFREY HUNTER, and WARD BOND!

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#5

“HIGH NOON”

(1952)

HIGH NOON” Was Directed By FRED ZINNEMANN, And Features An OSCAR WINNING Performance From GARY COOPER. It Co-Stars GRACE KELLY and LLOYD BRIDGES!

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#4

“THE SHOOTIST”

(1976)

THE SHOOTIST” Was The FINAL FILM For Star JOHN WAYNE, And I’ve ALWAYS Considered It MY Favorite JOHN WAYNE Role. It Costars LAUREN BACALL, JIMMY STEWART, and RON HOWARD. It Was Directed By “DIRTY HARRY” Director DON SIEGEL!

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#3

“THE WILD BUNCH”

(1969)

THE WILD BUNCH” Was Directed By A True MASTER Of His Craft, SAM PECKINPAH, And Starred WILLIAM HOLDEN, ERNEST BORGNINE, WARREN OATES, BEN JOHNSON, EDMUND O’BRIEN, ROBERT RYAN, and STROTHER MARTIN!

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#2

“THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES”

(1976)

THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES” Is, BY FAR, The Best Of The Best In Terms Of CLINT EASTWOOD Directs CLINT EASTWOOD. It Also Stars SONDRA LOCKE, CHIEF DAN GEORGE, BILL McKINNEY, and JOHN VERNON!

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#1

“ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST”

(1968)

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST” Was Directed By SERGIO LEONE, And Gets MY VOTE As Being MY FAVORITE WESTERN Of ALL-TIME. It Stars CHARLES BRONSON, HENRY FONDA, JASON ROBARDS, CLAUDIA CARDINALE, JACK ELAM, and KENNAN WYNN!

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How’z ’bout THEM APPLES?!?!!!!

SEE!

I Just KNEW You’d ALL Enjoy That One!

If I Left Your Western-Flick Off The List…

…I Do Apologize.

This List Was Honestly VERY HARD To Narrow Down To Just 12 Finalists.

Please, Do Feel Free To Comment.

If You Wanna Tell Me Your Fave(s) I Would LOVE THAT!

I’m Always Curious As To What OTHER Folks Enjoy Watching.

Anyway…

…Rest Assured Another “12-In-’12” Is Already In The Works.

I Wonder What IT Will Be About???

😉