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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
24-Feb-13 - 07:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: Good bad films
Subject: RE: BS: Good bad films
Well gosh all hemlock, Stim, those TV westerns- Have Gun, Will Travel, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, etc., are still worth watching.
Or maybe I caught the horse opry virus when I was a kid and it is still rampant in my veins.

I was reminded of the Saturday afternoons I spent watching Tom Mix and all the other cowboy heroes by a film I watched last night, "Open Range," with Duvall and Costner. An excellent film, but it followed the time-proven formula-
Two riders, with bad reps, and a green kid, ride into a town run by nasty characters. Some good he-man talk and it all ends in a glorious gunfight, with the baddies sent to Boot Hill and the riders triumphant. There is some mushy stuff with a girl near the end, but the good parts are over and it can be ignored.

I was almost feeling around for my soda straw and the spitballs that we fired at the girls during the mushy stuff.