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« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2011, 01:01:34 PM »

I agree with FC and groggy on this one - it starts off promising but tries a little too hard to be revisionist, killing the momentum. There are nice moments throughout. I don't know if I'll own this at some point.

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« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2011, 01:54:13 PM »

On that note: Was there a law passed around 1970 mandating Westerns be episodic and virtually plotless?

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« Reply #47 on: June 07, 2011, 11:51:21 AM »

On that note: Was there a law passed around 1970 mandating Westerns be episodic and virtually plotless?
Not a law. But I think a memo went around.

Anyway, another BD review:
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Outlaw-Josey-Wales-Blu-ray/20372/#Review

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« Reply #48 on: June 08, 2011, 06:54:51 AM »

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) - Film: 7/10; Blu-ray: 10/10. The disc's PQ is amazing. I haven't listened to the Schickel commentary, but the new doc Clint Eastwood's West is fairly comprehensive for a 30-minute piece. The doc, which is in HD, focuses largely on Josey Wales and Unforgiven, and that Frayling guy talks a lot. The digi-pack also has some nice production photos and whatnot.

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« Reply #49 on: June 08, 2011, 07:07:57 AM »

Not a law. But I think a memo went around.

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« Reply #50 on: November 19, 2012, 01:55:43 PM »

I can not believe everyone here doesn't recognize  this as a certified classic!
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« Reply #51 on: November 19, 2012, 03:52:50 PM »

I can not believe everyone here doesn't recognize  this as a certified classic!
shame on y'all! Angry
I liked The Outlaw Josey Wales up to the point they meet Locke & family. Even the book its based on switches gears at that point it was as if there were two different authors.

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« Reply #52 on: November 19, 2012, 04:46:28 PM »

I liked The Outlaw Josey Wales up to the point they meet Locke & family. Even the book its based on switches gears at that point it was as if there were two different authors.

well I believe the directors switched in middle (a fight over the hideously ugly Sondra Locke, I believe). That have anything to do with it?

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« Reply #53 on: January 08, 2017, 02:16:50 AM »

well I believe the directors switched in middle (a figt over the hideously ugly Sondra Locke, I believe). That have anything to do with it?

This is the only movie where Sandra Locke looks femalish.

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You know grandpa_chum, I read the book before I saw the movie, and the book read almost like it was two different authors.

In the book Lone Watte was a savy companion to Jose Wales while he was on the run. I vividly remember a great little section where while they were being chased  by a posse or troops, Lone showed Jose how to drop his horse to the ground quickly so they wouldn't be seen by grabbing the horse by the nostrils and flipping him down. It was a cool bit of writting.

Then as soon as the Sondra Locke character shows up it was a completely different book.

Check it out sometime in you can and you'll see what I mean.

Just read the book. It fares better than the movie, it has more thrilling scenes but it suffers from the defects pointed out by CJ. Anyway, CJ's memory failed him about the dropping horse scene: it is not with Josey and Lone but between Josey and his wounded junior partner Jamie (chapter 5). If I remember well this last character wasn't featured in the movie (I'm not able to find my dvd to check). CJ, have you read The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales?

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« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2017, 04:16:07 AM »

Just read the book. It fares better than the movie, it has more thrilling scenes but it suffers from the defects pointed out by CJ. Anyway, CJ's memory failed him about the dropping horse scene: it is not with Josey and Lone but between Josey and his wounded junior partner Jamie (chapter 5). If I remember well this last character wasn't featured in the movie (I'm not able to find my dvd to check). CJ, have you read The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales?

No, I haven't.

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« Reply #56 on: January 08, 2017, 03:37:44 PM »

No, I haven't.

I just did. Courtesy of a discarded copy of the paperback with the two novels by the Seattle Public Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave.


Maybe it can't compare with the first part of the first book, but thank God, it does without the melodramatic scenes. So, on the whole, it makes for a good pulp action story. Strangely, Eastwood planned to make it too, but the project aborted. It was revived ten years later by Michael Parks with, according to 2 IMDB reviewers, deplorable results due to a shoestring budget. You can watch it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9ana3qLmiE

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« Reply #57 on: January 08, 2017, 05:07:46 PM »

the Seattle Public Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave.
Just a few blocks from my late grandmother's house. I feel as though titoli has just walked over her grave.

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« Reply #58 on: January 08, 2017, 05:53:08 PM »

Just a few blocks from my late grandmother's house. I feel as though titoli has just walked over her grave.
Well, at least I wasn't dancing on it.

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