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Title: The Unforgiven (1960)
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on February 17, 2007, 10:47:00 PM
The Unforgiven starring Burt Lancaster and the lovely Audrey Hepburn. I have yet to see this western and am leaning towards buying it just for the talent in the movie alone. Who here has seen it, and if so, would you recommend it?


Title: Re: The Unforgiven (1960)
Post by: cigar joe on February 18, 2007, 08:51:56 AM
don't know I'd rent first


Title: Re: The Unforgiven (1960)
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on February 18, 2007, 09:38:05 AM
Did you see it cigar?


Title: Re: The Unforgiven (1960)
Post by: cigar joe on February 18, 2007, 11:09:17 AM
no, that why I suggested rent


Title: Re: The Unforgiven (1960)
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on February 18, 2007, 11:44:10 AM
no, that why I suggested rent

got ya.  O0


Title: Re: The Unforgiven (1960)
Post by: New Brandon on March 02, 2007, 02:21:57 PM
I saw part of this one the History Channel (Canadian) a little while back. I started in the middle, but I found it entertaining.


Title: Re: The Unforgiven (1960)
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on March 02, 2007, 03:37:24 PM
I saw part of this one the History Channel (Canadian) a little while back. I started in the middle, but I found it entertaining.

Yeah, I actually just picked it up pretty cheap on DVD so I'm gonna watch it soon.


Title: Re: The Unforgiven (1960)
Post by: Sonny on March 13, 2007, 12:35:58 PM
Yeah, I actually just picked it up pretty cheap on DVD so I'm gonna watch it soon.



I'm pretty sure the film "The Unforgiven" is not the same as Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven" (which i bought for a friend a while ago and never got to see it), but i'm wondering which is a better film.  I know that Eastwood's Unforgiven was made not too long ago, probably some time in the late 80s or early 90s, but i haven't heard of "The Unforgiven"....Did you like it?


Title: Re: The Unforgiven (1960)
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on March 13, 2007, 04:05:43 PM


I'm pretty sure the film "The Unforgiven" is not the same as Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven" (which i bought for a friend a while ago and never got to see it), but i'm wondering which is a better film.  I know that Eastwood's Unforgiven was made not too long ago, probably some time in the late 80s or early 90s, but i haven't heard of "The Unforgiven"....Did you like it?

"The Unforgiven" was released in 1960 and starred Burt Lancaster and Audrey Hepburn. "Unforgiven" was made released in 1992 starring Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, and Richard Harris. Both films have no relation, or in any way resemble eachother. They're two totally different films. The only simalarity is their film titles, nothing more. I finally seen "The Unforgiven" and it's a great film. It's more of a dramatized western, with a deep story about racism. The one movie that it shows similarities with is "The Searchers" if you wanted to make a comparison. If you can sit through a good story, that takes it's time, and develops it's characters, with not a lot of shootouts and gunfights, then "The Unforgiven" is for you.


Title: Re: The Unforgiven (1960)
Post by: The Firecracker on March 13, 2007, 06:32:41 PM
If you can sit through a good story, that takes it's time, and develops it's characters, with not a lot of shootouts and gunfights, then "The Unforgiven" is for you.



That pretty much describes "Unforgiven" as well.


Title: Re: The Unforgiven (1960)
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on September 15, 2007, 09:44:12 PM
Lancaster and Hepburn fans need to see this. A well crafted western drama! Audrey is wonderful.


Title: Re: The Unforgiven (1960)
Post by: T.H. on May 27, 2010, 03:44:42 PM
Pleasant surprise, though I shouldn't be shocked considering the talent involved. My only gripe is the last half hour, the movie could have taken so many routes, but it chooses the stalest/safest climax. With that said, the scene involving the piano almost makes it worthwhile but not quite. The photography was top notch, much better than I expected.


Title: Re: The Unforgiven (1960)
Post by: Groggy on May 27, 2010, 04:57:46 PM
Everyone on IMDB seems to hate it. I thought it was pretty good. :-\


Title: Re: The Unforgiven (1960)
Post by: T.H. on May 28, 2010, 09:14:57 AM
Yeah, I visited its imdb board and a lot of people do hate it. I don't really understand why.


Title: Re: The Unforgiven (1960)
Post by: Groggy on May 28, 2010, 01:39:44 PM
The ending is the only part that I have a big problem with, it copped out with an easy battle scene.

Hepburn was miscast but I thought she did surprisingly well. Lancaster and Audie Murphy were also excellent.

Story-wise the movie is like a more direct exploration of The Searchers's thematic material, which is a good thing for me. Too bad they fumbled the ball in depicting the Indians themselves.