But, that's enough of me trying to convince you all that I do know what westerns are about. Today I wanted to share with you FIVE of my favorite western films.
Rio Bravo (1959)
The Comancheros (1961)
(And guys. Patrick Wayne is in this! I'd never seen him in anything before this and...yeah. I like Patrick. ;)) (*spoilers* He dies. Of course. Why?!? *spoilers end*)
They Died With Their Boots On (1941)
Olivia De Havilland and Errol Flynn are one of my favorite screen couple, and this was their last film together. There's a sad parting scene between them (before he leaves for the last time) where they both know there's a big possibility of his dying, but neither want to say it. I found it doubly sad since it was, in a way, their parting scene of being together in movies. :(
Big Country (1958)
(Looking up a photo for this movie made me reeaaalllly want to see it again. I need to do it. Soon.)
That's all! Honorary mentions include The Redemption of Henry Myers, some of the Love Comes Softly movies, Little House on the Prairie (especially the stand-alone movie they made with Erin Cottrell as Ma. That's a good one.), and...I don't know. Does When Calls the Heart count? It happens out West....in Canada. :P
Thank you so much for this fun week, Emma, and Olivia! It's been great and I'm so happy to have been able to participate. :) For those of you who are interested, please do check out their blogs! There's tons more western themed blog posts over there, and some exciting giveaways. :D
What are some of your favorite Westerns?
Do you have any recommendations for me?