Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, 1992)


(korano) #1

One of the best films ever made. I think it is a sacrilige that knowone else put it here in the forum. So, here it is. A beautifully acted, written, directed, and shot masterpiece. Say no more.


(Goodfella) #2

It is great but Id say Pale Rider is more in the tradition of a Spag.


(Silvanito) #3

No I think Pale Rider has a totally different feel than a typical SW

It has much more of Eastwood’s own down-to-earth realistic style

Only the “lone avenger rides into town-plot” is something that resembles the SWs

High Plains Drifter is more in the style of a true spaghetti western

EDIT: Of course Unforgiven also has this realistic style, and is one of Eastwood’s best own films.


(korano) #4

Didn’t really care for Pale Rider. Ripped off Shane.


(Goodfella) #5

I think its much different than Shane. And I also think it has a lot more in common with spags than just the lone avenger element. Though that one element makes up 90% of spags anyway.

It also has the preacher gunman thing going on and the quick brutal gunning down of numerous men at once is also very much in the tradition of spags.

The films a mix of things.


(korano) #6

I’m not big on Shane myself. This is similar to Eastwood’s High Plains Drifter. If you haven’t seen that one Goodfella, then hurry up and get it now.


(Goodfella) #7

I have. Im not the biggest fan of it. Ill watch it again some time though because to be honest it didnt make much of an impression and I remember very little of it.


(Stanton) #8

The SW elements in Pale Rider are the weakest part of this film.

Eastwood westerns as i like them:

  1. Unforgiven 9/10
  2. The Outlaw Josey Wales 8
  3. Hang 'em High 6
  4. Pale Rider 6
  5. High Plains Drifter 6
  6. 2 Mules for Sister Sara 5
  7. Joe Kidd 4

2 Mules is the only of the Don Siegel films which is more an Eastwood than a Siegel film. So it’s in here.

How would Josey Wales have been with Philipp Kaufman directing?

Hang 'em high would have benefited from a better director.


(ENNIOO) #9

I often wonder this…


(Silvanito) #10

What about Paint Your Wagon, any good? Haven’t seen it myself

Btw, is this one of those “Klondyke westerns” or “Alaska Gold Rush westerns” ?

But it’s also a musical, right? :smiley:


(Silvanito) #11

Two Mules for Sister Sara is actually pretty good, and is probably the most spaghetti-like of Eastwood’s US westerns, with it’s Catholic icons, Mexican revolutionaries, and even an Ennio Morricone score :smiley:


(korano) #12

Set in California. I hate musicals so I refused to watch when my mom got it.


(Stanton) #13

I love musicals, but Paint Your Wagon is not a good one. Clumsy.

And it’s not an Eastwood film


(Silvanito) #14

No it’s a Jean Seberg movie :smiley:

And none of the actors could sing at all, right?

Sounds clumsy indeed :smiley:


(Yodlaf Peterson) #15

Unforgiven, Josey Wales and High plains drifter are my three favourite Eastwood U.S. westerns.


(korano) #16

Just the words “Lee Marvin singing” make me cringe.


(korano) #17

[quote=“Yodlaf Peterson, post:15, topic:1318”]Unforgiven, Josey Wales and High plains drifter are my three favourite Eastwood U.S. westerns.[/quote]Seconded


(Yodlaf Peterson) #18

[quote=“stanton, post:8, topic:1318”]1. Unforgiven 9/10
2. The Outlaw Josey Wales 8
3. Hang 'em High 6
4. Pale Rider 6
5. High Plains Drifter 6
6. 2 Mules for Sister Sara 5
7. Joe Kidd 4

2 Mules is the only of the Don Siegel films which is more an Eastwood than a Siegel film. So it’s in here.[/quote]
I’m a little confused, is this list Eastwood U.S westerns or U.S. ones he has directed (because of the Siegel comment) as Hang 'em high is directed by Ted Post and Joe Kidd by John Sturges


(Stanton) #19

[quote=“Lindberg, post:14, topic:1318”]No it’s a Jean Seberg movie :smiley:

And none of the actors could sing at all, right?

Sounds clumsy indeed :D[/quote]

Marvin singing/croaking Wand’rin Star was the only good scene

The complete film is clumsy


(korano) #20

Back to Unforgiven. I thought the climax was one of the soolest moments in any western. Great lines. “He should have armed himself if he’s going to decorate his saloon with the body of my friend.” “Deserves got nothin to do with it.” Very fast too. Just click and bang bang bang dead, over