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For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) X Source of story An original screenplay using at least one character from A Fistful of Dollars, or at least his poncho. Director Sergio Leone Writers/Script Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone (story by Sergio Donati, Enzo Dell’Aquila, Fernando Di Leo) Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volantè, Klaus Kinski … Continue reading

Maverick (1994)

Duration 2h 7m Rating (UK) PG Source of story The original 1950/60s TV series Director Richard Donner Writers/Script William Goldman (Roy Huggins – TV series) Starring Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Alfred Molina, James Coburn, Denver Pyle, Waylon Jennings, Doug McClure, Henry Darrow, Danny Glover, Margot Kidder Elevator Pitch: Bret Maverick, a gambler and … Continue reading

Tombstone (1993)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real events and characters through the prism of legend. Director George P. Cosmatos Writers/Script Kevin Jarre (With a lot of uncredited input) Starring Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliot, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, Charlton Heston, Jon Tenney, Thomas Haden Church, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy … Continue reading

Hostiles (2017)

Duration 2h 14m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Scott Cooper Writers/Script Scott Cooper from a manuscript by Donald E. Stewart Starring Rosamund Pike, Christian Bale, Jeese Plemons, Timothee Chalamet, Peter Mullan, Ben Foster Elevator Pitch: In 1892 a veteran cavalry officer is given the task of escorting a Cheyenne chief … Continue reading

The Sisters Brothers (2019 in UK)

Duration 2h 2m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Patrick DeWitt Director Jacques Audiard Writers/Script Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain Starring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer, Elevator Pitch: In 1851 Oregon a gold rush is on, and the Commodore has hired a detective … Continue reading

Pale Rider (1985)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack Starring Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Chris Penn, Richard Dysart, Sydney Penny, Richard Kiel Elevator Pitch: When a gold prospector’s camp in the hills of California is attacked by vigilantes working for a banker, … Continue reading

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Elevator Pitch In the wilds of Arizona (or Utah) a mail order bride arrives to find the the man she is married to has been killed, leaving her an isolated farmstead which is to be inportant in the development of the approaching railroad. The killer, the railroad boss’s enforcer, implicates a local gang leader, but … Continue reading

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Elevator Pitch. A couple of gunmen, running a scam involving getting reward money for one and then preventing him being hanged, hear that there is a fortune in gold hidden in a grave in a cemetery and so must travel across the country during the US Civil War, forced to remain together because one knows … Continue reading

True Grit (2010)

Elevator Pitch. When the father of a girl is killed by an outlaw she determines to hunt him down with the help of Deputy Marshall “Rooster” Cogburn; the murderer, who it seems has disappeared into the badlands with an outlaw gang, is also being hunted by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf for killing a senator, and so … Continue reading

American Outlaws (2001)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story The legends relating to the James-Younger gang. Writers/Script Roderick Taylor, John Rogers (Story by Roderick Taylor) Additional Info One of the many films about Jesse James, the second to be featured in this blog. Director Les Mayfield Starring Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Gabriel Macht, … Continue reading

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Duration 2h 40m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real events and a novel of the same name by Ron Hansen Writers/Script Andrew Dominik Additional Info The director of photography was Roger Deakins, who is said to have claimed that the night time scene of the train robbery was his crowning achievement. Director Andrew Dominik … Continue reading

Slow West (2015)

Duration 1h 24m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script John Maclean Additional Info Westerns have been filmed in many countries, but this might be the first one filmed in New Zealand. Rory McCann – the Hound in Game of Thrones Director John Maclean Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Rory McCann Elevator … Continue reading

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