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Offline Captainkirk

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Open Range
« on: March 15, 2016, 11:46:08 AM »
I saw this quite some time ago, but it was on the other night again, so I watched it.
I had forgotten what a truly excellent movie it really was...

What impressed me the most was the actors' abilities to keep the movie grounded in the 1800's rather than to try to 'modernize' or 'fantasize' westerns like so many do today (recent examples are Django; Unchained and The Revenant where the directors think it's 'cool' to throw out the Eff word or have cowboys treat women like whores. Sure; that probably went on some, but like Lonesome Dove the characters in this flick have respect for respectable women (e.g. "Sue") and yet hold nothing back when standing their ground. I found it brutally honest, open, and it left me with a new respect for Duvall's acting ability, as well as Costner's (I thought KC behaved like the village idiot in Silverado)
If you haven't seen this, or haven't seen it in a while, why not treat yourself?
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Re: Open Range
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 12:16:41 PM »
Great movie...but pales in comparison to Lonesome Dove..... :-*

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Re: Open Range
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 12:28:38 PM »
Great movie...but pales in comparison to Lonesome Dove..... :-*
Well, LD was epic. No doubt there!
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Re: Open Range
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 01:26:33 PM »
Captain,
 There are some great lines in that movie like where Duval tells one of the bad guys to " now listen with your good ear!" Lmao!!  (Camp fire seen when Duval and Costner seaked up onnum).

Have to watch it a couple of times to get um but it is a very good movie!!

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Re: Open Range
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 01:42:43 PM »
Yep, that one is a top favorite of mine. I pull the CD out of my library three to four times a year and watch it.

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Re: Open Range
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2017, 04:53:04 PM »
A reflection of what you said-  For me, it really takes away from a period movie of past times when modern music is a part of it.

Open Range has always been a favorite of mine.

One of the best language portrayals, except for the rabid expletives, is the TV series- Deadwood.