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Have you seen the movie Shane?

I am under 30 and have never seen it or heard of it before tonight.
2 (4.3%)
I am under 30 and have seen it
1 (2.2%)
I am under 30 and haven't seen it but have heard of it
3 (6.5%)
I am between 30 and 50 and haven't seen it
12 (26.1%)
I am between 30 and 50 and have seen it
12 (26.1%)
I am over 50 and have of course seen it
13 (28.3%)
I am over 50, but amazingly have not seen it
3 (6.5%)

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Re: Have you seen the movie Shane?
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2017, 08:37:44 PM »

Offline slamtheking

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#45 on the top 100 movies of all time according to the American Film Institute. #3 western behind The Searchers and High Noon.

Great film noted for it's cinematography which was unusual for the time. Jack Palance made a memorable villain in particular.
haven't seen the Searchers but High Noon was definitely a top classic.  quite possibly my favorite western that doesn't have John Wayne or Clint Eastwood.

I donít really love The Searchers.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence. Now thatís a great movie.
High Noon is another classic western not in my top 100.  The Searchers and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence definitely are.   

Once Upon a Time in the West, True Grit (original) and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly are a few at the top of my list. 
haven't seen Once Upon a time but agree True Grit and G-B-U are 2 of the best movies ever, not just westerns.  G-B-U is one of my all-time favorites--definitely best western for me

Re: Have you seen the movie Shane?
« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2017, 09:13:53 PM »

Offline Vox_Populi

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For some crossover recognition, in the movie Logan (the Wolverine one) the Western that the little girl is watching in the hotel is Shane.

Shane's relation to Logan goes deeper than that:

https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/logan-movie-shane-reference-classic-western-film

Pale Rider, however, is the closest approximation/homage/ripoff of Shane. No villain near as great as Palance's Jack Wilson though. Great villains make a lot of films and the Bond franchise is a good example (excluding Roger Moore films). Just look at Daniel Craig's first and third entries vs his second and fourth ones.
Good article, definitely didn't catch all that. Logan clearly went for a contemporary Western feel which helped it stand out from some of the more typical comic book films.

I haven't seen Pale Rider, but if it's like Shane, I'll probably enjoy it.

Re: Have you seen the movie Shane?
« Reply #47 on: December 14, 2017, 09:16:28 PM »

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Cimarron in 1931 is the third Best Picture winning western. Recognized as the first Best Picture winner and a weak one in a weak year for movies. Its Oklahoma land rush scene with 5,000 extras is what's best known about the flick and it was a very expensive movie made at the depth of the Depression. It hasn't aged well, has a 50% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes FWIW, and more a melodrama than a western too. The most memorable movies that year (M, The Public Enemy, Little Caesar, City Lights, The Blue Angel, Dracula, and Frankenstein) were not nominated.

I am over 50 and of course have seen Shane.

As for the movies colin mentions above -- you've got to see "M" if you've not seen it.  I haven't seen it in many years, but I can remember Peter Lorre's whistling as clear as day - chilling.  Fantastic film -- I think it was a German film if memory serves.  Not sure it holds up, but I bet it does.

"M" has a 100% critics rating and a 95% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. About as good a rating as you can get. It is a German film, but Peter Lorre was a Hungarian Jew who left Germany to escape the Nazis. It was Lorre's first big role, he had done comedy before "M," and was mostly a villain or a tongue-in-cheek villain thereafter. "M" is very creepy and not safe for family viewing.
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Re: Have you seen the movie Shane?
« Reply #48 on: December 14, 2017, 09:34:26 PM »

Offline tstorey_97

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Saw the film. The Book was assigned reading in junior high...(1968)?

"Magnificent Seven"...now there is a western.

Re: Have you seen the movie Shane?
« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2017, 11:12:23 PM »

Offline ChillyWilly

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I'm 41 and never heard of it before yesterday. Although I'm not a movie guy so I've never heard of most of them. I've seen all the Jaws even 4!

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Re: Have you seen the movie Shane?
« Reply #50 on: December 14, 2017, 11:14:29 PM »

Offline Emmette Bryant

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Saw the film. The Book was assigned reading in junior high...(1968)?

"Magnificent Seven"...now there is a western.

That's funny I think I read it in 1968 in 9th grade (it was assigned)

I'm not that much into westerns I guess I got sick of them by the time I was out of high school.

My favorite westerns are probably The Wild Bunch and Sergio Leone's Man With No Name Trilogy.