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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim View Post
    I'm not quite sure, though, what we're discussing here.
    I was trying to give you perspective as to why this comment:

    Also, I felt like the race issue was kind of inserted to elevate the otherwise conventional story. For example, Pompy in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" IMO was a much more powerful character in that respect than Freeman's. - But of course, this is me today looking back at the movies; maybe spelling things out like Eastwood needed was indeed something new at the time.
    was lacking historical perspective.

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    There has been a serious lack of respect for Duke Wayne in this conversation. I hearby motion that "The Searchers" and "Rio Bravo" be added to the list of Great Westerns. And I second whoever mentioned "Appaloosa" as an excellent Western of recent vintage.

    The only gripe I had about 3:10 was that Christian Bale looked like a wax figurine next to Crowe and Peter Fonda.

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    You can't mention The Duke and not mention True Grit, you just can't.

    BTW, there's a remake of True Grit in the making, don't ask me why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gidi View Post
    You can't mention The Duke and not mention True Grit, you just can't.

    BTW, there's a remake of True Grit in the making, don't ask me why.
    Coen Brothers Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Jeff Bridges.

    They remake everything. At least this one looks like it might do the original justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Plissken View Post
    I was trying to give you perspective as to why this comment:



    was lacking historical perspective.
    Much obliged.

    I wonder how Freeman himself feels about the role in retrospect, though.
    He seemed quite fed up with the media's overall take on race issues when they interviewed him on Black History Month last year.

    Oh, and I'll watch the movie again tonight. :D

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    He seemed quite fed up with the media's overall take on race issues when they interviewed him on Black History Month last year.
    No, he was fed up with the entire issue from a cultural aspect. It had nothing to do with just the media.

    Here are excerpts of what he said and why I respect the man:

    Morgan Freeman says the concept of a month dedicated to black history is "ridiculous."

    "You're going to relegate my history to a month?"
    the 68-year-old actor says in an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" to air Sunday (7 p.m. EST). "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history."

    Black History Month has roots in historian Carter G. Woodson's Negro History Week, which he designated in 1926 as the second week in February to mark the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

    Woodson said he hoped the week could one day be eliminated ó when black history would become fundamental to American history.


    Freeman notes there is no "white history month," and says the only way to get rid of racism is to "stop talking about it."

    The actor says he believes the labels "black" and "white" are an obstacle to beating racism.

    "I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man," Freeman says.

    Freeman received Oscar nominations for his roles in 1987's "Street Smart," 1989's "Driving Miss Daisy" and 1994's "The Shawshank Redemption." He finally won earlier this year for "Million Dollar Baby."
    Pretty much sums up how I feel about all of the racial BS.

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    I pretty much share this view as well. Do you think this is possiblem though?
    - Because, as this entire Teabagger movement seems to show, many white people apparently are not over the topic yet.

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    The best western ever made wasn't a film. It was a TV Show.

    Gentlemen, I give you: DEADWOOD!


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    Come on.

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    Come on.

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