Westerns, from Steve Leslie

November 9, 2008 |

 This site is devoted to revealing lessons that will endure for a lifetime. One of the familiar themes that Daily Speculations has offered over the years has been Westerns.

1. L'Amour. One of the favorite writers discussed here is Louis L'Amour. In researching Mr. L'Amour's work, I have decided to list my favorite films that are based upon Louis L'Amour novels for those who would like to watch a movie inspired by Mr. L'Amour's work. They are in no particular order of personal preference.

Hondo Short story "The Gift of Cochise" 1953 John Wayne

The Shadow Riders 1982 Tom Selleck, Sam Elliot

The Quick and the Dead 1995 Gene Hackman, Sharon Stone, Leonardo DeCaprio

Conagher 1991 Sam Elliott, Katherine Ross

Crossfire Trail 2001 Tom Selleck,Virginia Madsen

2. My favorite Westerns in general

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence


Open Range

Fort Apache

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

High Noon


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Tom Horn

The Magnificent Seven

3. My favorite Western Miniseries

The Sacketts

Lonesome Dove

4. My favorite Western Comedy

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Kim Zussman insurges:

What about the Italian favorite “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”? (Also known on Wall St as “The Three Faces of Heave”).

Lots of market parables there, including the tug-of-war between fear and greed, continuously changing levels of deception, unhuman fearlessness, and a whole way of life based on fairy-dust.

OK not fairy-dust; gold.

Great fun with Eli Wallach and Clint Eastwood, ca 1966.


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