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You want that gun? Pick it up! The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day wishes you would!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! We’ve featured directors Hitchcock, Spielberg, Henson, Dante and Carpenter and now we get to one of the old school greats: Mr. Howard Hawks. And boy what a pic. Hawks, rocking a cowboy and looking up at the unbelievably hot young Angie Dickinson. Can I hear an amen? Rio Bravo was a flick I came to rather late (covering it early in my run of A Movie A Day), but one that I was on-board with after the opening scene that tells us everything we need to know about Dean Martin’s Dude and John Wayne’s Sheriff John T. Chance without one word of dialogue spoken. The flick is a master class in western filmmaking. Hawks plays with western iconography and archetypes and makes it so damn timelessly entertaining. Walter Brennan’s worth a watch by himself even if you ignore Dean Martin’s surprisingly layered turn as the town drunk, Wayne at his most cocksure and Dickinson as her most hottie-hotness. Anyway, here’s the pic! Enjoy!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes pic features a giant cock-punch! See ya’ then! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)

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  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST


    by Tacom

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Great feature

    by DK1138

    Loving these behind the scenes pics! (and the lack of blue screens, back when movie making had more heart!)

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    I'm as big a fan of it as Carpenter.

    by Billyeveryteen

    My Dad's favorite movie.<p>Great pic.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    by SnootyBoots

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST


    by gruemanlives

    ujcedbhweukqhb/weclnh' ev

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    That's For Sure!

    by MyNameisSimon

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Dean Martin was the caliph of cool

    by OutsideChance

    Nuff said

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Um... I've always preferred EL Dorado.

    by SnootyBoots

    Am I the only one?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Nice pins

    by windomearle39

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    I thought this was a site by movie fans

    by SmokingRobot

    But I must be mistaken. Surely they would know the quote for todays pic is from 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance'. Which was not directed by Howard Hawks and did not star Angie Dickinson. Shall we rename this feature 'random quote with a pic from a different movie'?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    I've never heard of Mr.Hawks.

    by Yelsaeb

    And I've never heard of Rio Bravo either. Looks like I've got to take a trip to Blockbuster.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Holy Balls!

    by Manatee

    I had forgotten what a hottie Angie was back in the day. She and Ellen Barkin could have been sisters!

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Angie Dickinson...

    by th3480

    ...was so smokin' hot in Point Blank.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Not that the morning fog has cleared

    by SmokingRobot

    I stand corrected. Duke did tell someone to pick up a gun in this movie - bar scene. I guess I can't keep track of where John Wayne told people to pick things up.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, noon CST

    @ Yelsaeb

    by Pseudo

    Hawks was a master of multi-layer conversations in scenes. I've always been impressed with how, in his version of The Thing: From Another Planet, characters would be carrying on actual conversations in the background then switch and interject with the characters in the foreground. Not a lot of directors then, or now it seems, could pull that off. It was, I believe, kind of his trademark.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Love Rio Bravo.

    by Sailor Rip

    And even though El Dorado has Cann and Mitchum I still prefer this film.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    damn girl!

    by billyhitchcock1

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    what a piece of ass

    by Rupee88

    google that naked pic of her from years later and she still looked amazing...she was a goddess at that age

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Great movie

    by macheesmo3

    Heck Carpenter has re-made this movie like 5 times already! (Ghosts of Mars,Assault on precinct 13, parts of prince of darkness mimic it... ) Can't beat Walter Brennan either. BTW, top 5 westerns of all time ? (In no particular order) The Searchers, Rio Bravo, The Good The Bad and the Ugly, Outlaw Josey Wales,Once Upon a Time in the West

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST


    by BizarroJerry

    So that's why the older men years back would often bring up Angie!

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    yer mama

    by Sailor Rip

    If Unforgiven was not on that list I'd know you were joking. I still think you're joking. You have to be.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Stumpy=only annoying thing in this film.

    by Sailor Rip

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    larger version of photo

    by clark_kent


  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    THAT'S Angie Dickinson?

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Wow... she certainly took a nose-dive in appearance by the time she starred in Police Woman! It's amazing that she and Linda Evans were ever as hot as they were in their prime.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Angie DIckinson... Ellen Barkin... Cameron Diaz... Malin Akkerma

    by mortsleam

    They are individual instances of the same ideal. Also, they were all smoking hot when they first showed up and got real fugly within ten years. So will it go with Ms. Akkerman I fear.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    This is on TV a lot

    by BizarroJerry

    Is this the one with Ricky Nelson singin' in it?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST


    by ebonic_plague

    Angie Dickinson looks like a Vargas painting right there.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit


  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Yeah but Cameron diez fucks like a robot designed

    by UltraTron

    to fuck.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Hawks made the film three times

    by I Max U Mini

    Rio Bravo, El Dorado, and Rio Lobo

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    I could probably watch this film every sunday afternoon

    by lettersoftransit

    so I recognized the line. Doesn't really set up the pic, however. Can't believe Hawks is sitting. With a woman like that only inches away, I'd think it impossible not to, ahem, stand erect

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Thought this was gonna be a pic from Pulp Fiction

    by JAG_off

    "You want that gun don't you Zed? Go ahead, pick it up. Go ahead. Come on-thaaaaat a boy."

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Yer Mama either needs an education in film...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... or is a shameless troll. <p> Except for "Unforgiven", the westerns you named aren't even in the top 20. Go watch: "High Noon", "The Searchers", "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", "Stage Coach" (either version), "Red River", "The Three Godfathers" "Once Upon a Time in the West", and "High Plains Drifter", FOR STARTERS; then come back and spew that same lame list you put up, so we can all have a good laugh at your complete lack of taste. <p> Come on y'all what else is at the top westerns wise?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Rooster Cogburn

    by TheJudger

    Thats my guess for tommorows BTSPOD

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Nope Mama, just proves my point...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... you have no idea what the hell your talking about. Start with "High Noon" (the version with Gary Cooper not Tom Skerrit) and work your way down. It's in blacj and white so it probably won't hold your adolecent attention any more than OUTIW.. "Young Guns" is a terrible film.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    I agree about Dickinson and Barkin....

    by torpedoboy

    ...and can kinda see the Diaz thing, but you lost me at Akerman. I'd still bang all of em. yes, even Dickinson's old ass. She was the first naked woman I saw on film so it's the principle of the thing..

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST


    by jameskpolk

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    don't know much

    by jameskpolk

    About westerns. I remember watching Silverado on Beta which I have vague memories of liking lots. Dickinson is hot in this pic though. I disagree with the assessment that she was "ugly" in later years. Women aren't supposed to look like teenagers when they are forty. Hence the abomination of some of these cosmetic surgery crimes against nature.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    yer mama

    by Dark Knight Lite

    You're really funny. Now go fuck off and let the grownups talk. Anybody got any love for WILL PENNY around here?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Best pic so far from AICN's best column yet.

    by Sloopjohnb

    This is tied with the Kubrick pic. Let's see some rare pics of some of the foreign greats (Bergman, Kurosawa, Melville) as well.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    I've only ever known "old" Angie

    by MST3KPIMP

    I grew up seeing Big Bad Mama and Dressed 2Kill on cable and always found her pretty sexy. I don't even care abut her younger years.. She'll always be that "sexy milf" to me!

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Yer troll Mama

    by Bright_Boy

    Yer mama must've sniffed glue when she was preggers with you. Once upon a time in the west has one of the greatest openings in western history. No dialogue, just pure badassery. Matched only by perhaps unforgiven. I still remember seeing that hooker getting cut up the first time and thinking "is this the greatest movie ever?". Young guns is a fucking joke.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    My introduction to Angie was

    by BillEmic

    Dressed to Kill and I think she was in that one Charles Bronson/Lee Marvin movie "Death Hunt." I thought she was a sexy older gal in Dressed to Kill, even if she was probably heavily doubled during the opening "masturbation in the misty shower" dream sequence. I agree about Ellen Barkin sharing a similar "beauty ideal" as well.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    will penny

    by Bright_Boy

    Will penny is one of the most intelligent westerns I have ever seen. It would not be out of place in amyones top 5. Let a man die, right away he's "good, old Claude". How was he before he bucked out?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    now that's a pair of legs.

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    i see nippleage too. ooooooh.

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    I too prefer El Dorado

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    That tune always sticks in my head "So ride, boldy ride, to the end of the rainbow..."

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST


    by mortsleam

    You gotta compare young Diaz to Akkerman. Mainly it's the blonde hair, huge mouth, and sparkling blue eyes. Plus Akkerman was in a Ben Stiller Movie where she essentially played the same character that Diaz played in a Ben Stiller movie.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    it is a much better opening

    by Bright_Boy

    The way morricone uses ordinary sounds to build tension is superb. The visual gags that leone uses to illustrate the tedium of waiting for a train are captivating. All capped off with a 3-on-1 shootout from which only harmonica walks away... Simply magnificent. The pacing is the point. Young guns is a glorified music video. Entertaining when I was 6, but not the cult classic you seem to think it is.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Young Guns

    by aversiontherapy2

    I have to agree, not the most artful but certainly one of the most enjoyable westerns ever made.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    by Omar B

    Howard Hawks rules, Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday, The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo, I could go on. The dude rocked.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Young Guns is awesome

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    I'm gonna watch it now that you guys mentioned it....

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    "Will Penny" is definitely "on the list"...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... so is "True Grit" and half a dozen other Wayne pictures beyond the ones I've already named. Any love out thee for Walter Hill's "The Long Riders"? <p> Whoever it was called "Young Guns" an over-blown music video, or words to that effect, was right on the money. The only thing in it worth a shit was Brian Keith, He was GREAT. the movie SUCKED. <p> The opening of "Once Upon a Time in the West" boring?! No basis for further conversation with Troll Mama.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Best western film of all time

    by brobdingnag

    is The Outlaw Josey Wales. If you disagree, you are wrong.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    The good, the bad and the ugly -

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    Best western of all time. Check and mate.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    skyway moaters

    by Bright_Boy

    I called it a glorified music video, but I think overblown is actually a more suitable adjective. "The long riders" is extremely underrated. The northfield ambush is sublime. The most stylized western violence you'll see outside of a peckinpah film. And 3 carridines for the price of one? Hell yes.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    That girl is smokin'

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Check out the rack and legs on that! If they invent a time machine, she would be my first and only destination.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Young Guns put a modern spin on a genre....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...that is now pretty much extinct. The only western on the horizon is Cowboys vs. Aliens, which is more sci-fi than western. Young Guns took that dead genre, made it new, made it fresh, and did it well. It had Jack Palance as the villain, too. It's either cinematic snobbery or a generational thing (ie. they're old) which would make someone who loves westerns hate the movie Young Guns.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    "josey wales", "good, bad, ugly"

    by Bright_Boy

    I won't argue with those choices, there are legitimate cases to be made for both. Let's just all agree that young guns doesn't belong in this conversation. He put shanghai noon in his top 5 too, and I haven't even touched that.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST


    by Neck_Lucas

    Tombstone? Unforgiven? Open Range? Assasination of Jesse James? 3:10 to Yuma? All came after Young guns and er..werent exactly "influenced" by Young Guns..the first one was great, actually pretty historically accurate..the 2nd one was basically the gay expendables in the old west.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    jehovah's witness

    by Bright_Boy

    Unforgiven put a modern spin on westerns, not young guns, its the great western of that era. I was born in 82, so I was the target audience for young guns. As far as cinematic snobbery goes, I liked back to the future 3 as a western, and that kinda sucked too. It just seems ridiculous to put young guns in a top 5, and then dismiss once upon a time as boring. The photo that inspired this talkback was of howard fucking hawks. Young guns shouldn't have even come up.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Other contenders for best western-

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    The Searchers, Red River, Shane.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    the searchers

    by Bright_Boy

    John wayne shooting out the eyes of an dead indian? Hell fucking yes.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    How the West Was Fun!


    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.<p> Best.<p> Western.<p> EVER.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    western comedy

    by Bright_Boy

    Blazing saddles is infinitely superior to shanghai noon. That is all.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Shane -

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    when Jack Palance gets off that horse, never once taking his eyes of Alan Ladd. A different level of evil!

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    The most versatile director of all time

    by gun_will_travel

    War films, noir, comedy, westerns, drama, gangster movies, even science fiction - and his films are among the all-time very best IN EVERY GENRE. Amazing. There has never been a director who could do so many genres, so well, for so long. If there was a Hall of Fame for movie directors, Hawks would be enshrined in every wing.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Blazing Saddles


    Is the best western comedy of all time, its not up for debate. But I really like Cat Ballou as well. Lee Marvin is a hillarious drunkard and Jane Fonda is fuckin Barbarella hot. "She killed a man in Wolf City, Wyoming" We all in agreement here?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Saddles hasnt aged well

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    but the Wakeo Kid alone seals its fate as the best comedy western

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, Angie Dickinson was smokin', too!

    by gun_will_travel

    A sex symbol from the early 50s into the 80s - that's impressive. How many of today's bright young stars are gonna look even remotely good in another 30 years?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Heads up to those with HDNet

    by Kammich

    This is completely off topic, but I was just browsing my digital cable and this got me extremely psyched... HDNet is playing Neil Marshall's "Centurion" on Wednesday night at 9 PM eastern. The movie doesn't come out in theaters until the 27th, and costs $10.99 to view on demand... so getting to catch a Roman war epic directed by Marshall and starring Michael Fassbender for FREE had me doing a definitive fist pump. Film fans rejoice.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Already submitted my short list above...

    by Skyway Moaters

    Right on Bright_Boy! "The Long Riders" is too cool! All the gang's brothers - James, Younger, Miller, played by actual brothers - Caradine, Keach, Quaid? AND "period accurate" music by Ry Cooder? Fuggedaboutit! <p> The points about "Unforgiven" and "Open Range" influence vs the POS that is "Young Guns", are well made, but Yer Mama is just trolling anyway. <p> "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid" anyone? I know, mama and the other cretins: zzzzzzzz...

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Blazing Saddles = all-time classic. Shanghai Noon = just above a

    by gun_will_travel

    No disrespect to Shanghai Noon, a fine comedy that ambitiously mixed three genres. And the villain was great - I think about that oyster shell in the throat every time I have shellfish.<p> But Blazing Saddles broke every rule in the book, and still managed to be hilarious.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    *just above average

    by gun_will_travel

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    "Support Your Local Gunfighter"!

    by Skyway Moaters

    Jack Elam KILLS...

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    His eyes are level with her breasts. Was that intended?

    by Tigger Tales

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    I've always heard good things about

    by Juggernaut125

    Appaloosa although haven't actually seen it.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Never seen Open Range....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...because Kevin Costner sucks and that's a horrible title (Open Range sounds like a sequel to Tin Cup). As for the The Assassination of Jesse James, very overrated and extreeeeeeemely boring.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    A man drinks like that...


    and doesnt eat, he gonna DIE. <p> Yeah...but when?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Sam Peckinpah anyone???? You should be ashamed.

    by Stan Grossman

    He is the undisputed king of the western. Well, maybe aside from Ford but Major Dundee, Pat Garret and the motherfucking Wild Bunch. How this film hasn't gotten a mention in this conversation is sad. It is the single greatest film of the genre hands down. The searchers is the only one that comes close. Pay attention to the opening scene and see where Tarantino raped that badass freeze frame of amanda plummer in Pulp Fiction. "If anybody moves, Kill'em".....And the ending may be the most hardcore shit ever put to film. No joke.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Top 3 Westerns, in order...

    by tritium

    1) The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly<p> 2) The Outlaw Josey Wales<p> 3) Once Upon a Time in the West

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed Appaloosa


    quite a bit, but I have friends and family who cant stand it. You know what else kicks ass that I havent seen mentioned yet? TOMBSTONE. Not quite there among the classics, but it is entertaining as fuck. Kurt Russel and especially Val Kilmer are some of the coolest gunslingers ever. Very quotable too. "Maybe poker isnt your game...perhaps we should have a spelling contest"

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Also, John Hillcoats' The Proposition.

    by Stan Grossman

    It is the only western of the last decade thats worth a shit.seriously.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    stan grossman

    by Bright_Boy

    I haven't thrown together a list on this talkback, but I did mention peck in comparison to walter hill's magnum opus. You're absolutely right though, sam's shit is unreal. The searchers too. Liberty vallance needs to come up in a conversation about ford too.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST


    by TheNewDirector

    Is bar none the greatest of all time, probably the greatest film too, that is, after Heat.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    My Contender for Best Western....El Mariachi

    by ChocolateJesusMan

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    blazing saddles

    by Bright_Boy

    You mention the fart scene, and yet believe blazing saddles is coveted by those who try to act smart? Seriously? You're drawing parallels between mel brooks and tolstoy? Wow. And, yeah, city slickers was funny.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    the good, the bad, and the weird

    by Bright_Boy

    Is probably my favourite western of the last few years. Exiled was great too. Come to think of it, asia has been bringing it western-wise lately

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Hondo: Al Bundy's favorite movie

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    ... look at that hand.....

    by The_Cliffster

    ....Steady as a rock... but... I shoot with this hand...(wiggle wiggle)....

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Angie Dickinson was MILF-y goodness in Dressed To Kill

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Even if De Palma copped out with the nude body double (which inspired his later film of the same name).

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Are we awake?

    by Bright_Boy

    We're not sure. Are we... black? Yes, we are. Then we're awake... but we're very puzzled.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    by Omar B

    You guys talking westerns and nobody's mentioned the mighty John Ford yet? For shame!

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    "yer mama" are a troll...

    by Fletch Gannon

    Love most westerns but I gotta go with 'Good, Bad, and Ugly', with 'Liberty Valance', Unforgiven', and 'True Grit'. Also have to through in 'Tombstone' which is still highly watchable after 15 years.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    john Ford

    by Bright_Boy

    He's come up, but we've only scratched the surface. We could spend this whole talkback just dissecting the searchers

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    That huge bush is on LOCK DOWN

    by MyScroteHasGout

    Anytime I see a pic like this I'm going to comment on how big the chick's bush probably is...just because there are fat ugly chicks on these talkbacks that take offense to it.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    "Angie Dickinson could suck the sorrow off a recent widow."

    by Mr. Nice Gaius


  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Dude, I will go to bat for Costner and OPEN RANGE anyday. Great fucking film. One of the best westerns of all time and, without a doubt, one of the greatest shoot-outs in film history.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Top 5 is too tough

    by dukeroberts

    Mine would include The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and 3 others. There are too many great westerns to do a top 5. I do know that Young Guns would not be in it. It's okay, but it is not near the greatness of the two aforementioned or Stagecoach, Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, My Darling Clementine. Dodge City, Jesse James, The Ox Bow Incident, The Gunfighter, Winchester '73, Shane, High Noon, Hondo, Rio GRande, Fort Apache, The Tall T, Seven Men from Now, Rio Bravo, The Magnificent Seven, The Sons of Katie Elder, El Dorado, True Grit, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Wild Bunch, High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Pale Rider, Unforgiven, Tombstone or 3:10 to Yuma. I know I missed some key movies. See what I mean? It's too hard to make a list of only 5. And Angie Dickinson was smoking hot then and for many years after.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I saw that three times on DVD already. And I NEVER rewatch westerns on DVD. That is one seriously great movie. Duvall and Costner, and Annette Benning were at the top of their game. Even Tori Spelling's husband was excellent as the Doc.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Lonesome Dove

    by Star Hump

    Yeah, it originally aired on TV as a "miniseries", but now that it's had a longer life as a DVD it deserves a spot as one the absolute great Western movies. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Larry McMurtry and starring the legndary Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones. This is an epic Western in every sense of the word. Beautifully filmed and acted.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Blazing Saddles

    by dukeroberts

    Blazing Saddles is the only choice for greatest western comedy of all time. All others do not come close. There are good ones, but none nearly as good.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    He just needs the right roles. Open Range was tailor made for him. Unfortunately he has a knack of picking bad scripts. I don't know. Recently saw him in The New Daughter and his acting was really good and made most of the movie somewhat compelling. The ending was just horrible though, not his fault.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Jeremiah Johnson

    by Star Hump

    The late great Sydney Pollack directed this western starring Robert Redford as a man who heads deep into the Rocky Mountains to eke out a living as a trapper. Great scenes with a veteran trapper played by Will Geer, hostile encounters with Indians and jaw-dropping mountain scenery all combine to make this one of my favorites. Not your usual shoot 'em up but excellent nonetheless.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST


    by Bright_Boy

    Not a film, I know, but dear god was it good. Authentic and captivating.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Back to the Future Part III

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I do my killin after breakfast!

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    My favorite western is definitely FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE

    by Tigger Tales

    Blasphemy to some, but El Indio was quite the sinister villain and had the psychological mess in his mind to fuel his high jinks. Add in a solid dual lead performance where EASTWOOD and VAN CLEEF build off each other, you have quite the legendary western film.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Star Hump

    by Tigger Tales

    I was just talking about JEREMIAH JOHNSON over dinner tonight. Definitely one of my favorites, too.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Jeremiah Johnson

    by dukeroberts

    The real Jeremiah Johnson was a cannibal. I believe they left that out of the movie.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST


    by cymbalta4thedevil

    For a Few Dollars More IS probably my favorite of the Leone westerns. I can understand that the later ones are more epic, but the banter and one upmanship between Eastwood and Van Cleef makes For a Few Dollars More one of the great Buddy Movies of all time.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Anthony Mann & Budd Boetticher

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Need more AICN Geek Love.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Her leg should be the mold for a leg lamp!

    by Orionsangels

    Dayum she had nice legs!

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    The 50's, 60's and early 70's was the Golden Age of Gash...

    by conspiracy

    Oh..there are a few real women still...Hayek, Bellucci, maybe Johansson, etc.</p><p> But Compare what many consider the paragon of Female beauty today as pushed by the Media...broads like Jolie, or the all natural female goddesses of our recent past. The chicks from the 50-70's make most of today's "Hot" actresses look like the medically butchered, injected, photoshopped, scrawny, casting couch cock whores they are.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Re: Top Westerns

    by ArmageddonProductions

    While I know this is blasphemy, my top favorite Westerns go: 1) OUTLAW JOSIE WALES (my favorite movie of all time, period), 2) TRUE GRIT, 3) HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER 4) THE WILD BUNCH 5) RIO BRAVO 6) SHANE 7) UNFORGIVEN 8) TOMBSTONE 9) UNFORGIVEN (even though Clint Eastwood is basically apologizing for his "pro-gun mentality" movies through the whole thing) and 10) THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE. While there's a soft spot in my heart for Sergio Leone's Westerns, it's just really tough for me to associate them with American-made Westerns, except for ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. And while BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID is a great watch, it comes off less like a Western and much more like "movie made in the Sixties". It would be like labelling "Alias Smith & Jones" as a "Western TV series" instead of "shit TV made in the Seventies".

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 1:15 a.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    You love Unforgiven so much you listed it twice. I also prefer American westerns to Leone. It's not that I don't like them. They're fine. I just prefer American westerns, and preferably ones made prior to the 70's, but I do love Clint.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Wales and Drifter

    by dukeroberts

    Does anyone know if there are good DVDs of either these movies out there anywhere? Ones that have some decent special features? I've been waiting for yeras to get them on DVD because the only ones I have found are bare bones. Also, Shane is in dire need of a great DVD. I've waited for that too.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    I meant "years"......

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Westerns rule, I need the time to see more

    by mwhyntie

    Favourite westerns have got to be Good, Bad and Ugly, OUTIW, Proposition, Assasination of Jesse James (fuckin loved that movie and the best looking movie i've ever seen bar maybe touch of evil and the conformist), and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia. It modernises it but it still belongs as a Western.I haven't seen a whole bunch of the 50s and 60s westerns though, like Shane, Winchester, etc.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:11 a.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    You should check out some older westerns. In my mind, westerns begin and end with The Searchers. Nothing beats it.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Dean Martin is AMAZING in this.

    by gotilk


  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:53 a.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    The remake I mean. Sure, you can poo poo it because its a modern release, but it was an awesome western and served as a reminder that hollywood shouldn't give up on the genre.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Four Westerns I don't see mentioned

    by Fremen

    are "Hombre" (starring Paul Newman and Richard Boone), "Valdez Is Coming", "The Unforgiven" (both starring Burt Lancaster. In the latter, he plays big brother to Audrey Hepburn's character who was born an indian, but secretly adopted by by whites) and "The Last Wagon" starring Richard Widmark. He plays a man raised by the Comanche (appropriately named Comanche Todd) that becomes wanted by the law for murder. He's captured and becomes a prisoner in an ill-fated wagon train. Btw, Elmore Leonard wrote the novels that "Hombre" and "Valdez Is Coming" are based on.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Thanks Quint!

    by KelseysNuts

    The Western is one of the most important film genres, period. Musicals as well. The talent on display in most studio musicals was better than any current TV talent show crap-fest could hope for in 25 years. Three more very good Westerns, all starring Jimmy Stewart -- Winchester '73, The Naked Spur and Broken Arrow. And, I'll offer support to The Shootist as a fine film. Oh, photos of Angie Dickinson and Ann-Margret, back-to-back... and I'm imagining them in many other positions as well!

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Costner has been in some of the best westerns ever ..

    by JackGraham

    Dances with wolves is an excellent movie, even the flawed Wyatt Earp is good, rewatched it recently and it gets a bad rap but I don't know why, maybe bcos it's long, Kev plays wyatt as cold, brutal and tough, and he nailed it, and Open Range is very good too, yes the title sounds like an animated adventure about chickens but who cares about the title, its slow paced but all the better for it, great acting, loved the scene where costner and duvall reckon they might die so indulghe in some chocolate and cigars and it all ends with one of the best shootouts in a western ever.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST


    by IKilledSuperman


  • Aug. 23, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    A lot of fine Westerns

    by Sonny_Williams

    have been mentioned in this tb. RIO BRAVO certainly belongs in this list. The exact order is immaterial; each individual will have his very favorites based on his personal preferences. RIO BRAVO has always been high on my own list since first seeing it at the drive-in over 50 years ago. The elcectic cast made RB a standout to me, mixing old favorites with rising stars, and the story is classic. There will likely be more remakes and reimaginings of this basic plot to come, and that's probably a good thing. I'd hate to think of a world without Carpenter's original ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    One of my top five John Wayne's

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    And top ten Westerns. A great, great movie. Stumpy showing up with the dynamite brings a cheer from me every time. Been watching this flick since I was born and it never, ever gets old. I got mad love for everybody in this - John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, Claude Akins - all of 'em fucking awesome!

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Seen this so many times

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I can sing harmony with Dean and Ricky. And this one always appealed to me for another reason - I got a grandfather on one side that's John Wayne-esque and one on the other side that's very Dean Martin-esque. This movie always made me think of two "hero" grandfathers teaming up in the Old West to fight the bad guys. Hells, yeah!

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Rio Bravo or El Dorado?

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    What's better? Any thoughts?

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Jehovahs and Gaius

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Hear, hear for Open Range! Also in my top ten.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Pirates of the Caribbean 4 teaser trailer

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Hey fat man, wake up out of your diabetic coma and post this shit: <p> <p> And give me credit, too!!!

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Okay, I'll check out Open Range

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    I would call Dances With Wolves one of my favorite I'm not totally against Costner. And according to one of the whores who slept with Tiger Woods, Costner has an enormous there's that.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Rio Bravo/El Dorado

    by dukeroberts

    I kind of like El Dorado better. I know. Crazy, huh? I saw it before I ever saw Rio Bravo, and have seen it more often. It's shorter and breezier. And Michelle Carey was no slouch. That chick was hot.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST


    by HapaPapa72

    3:10 was great. Haven't watched it in awhile, but we're getting yard sale stuff together and 3:10 was definitely saved. And by the way, just did a little internet digging on Angie Dickinson... never saw Big Bad Mama, but damn. She was hot, naked, and ready. Or at least a damn good actress. Too bad she had to be with the Shat. At least I think it was him.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    costner well hung?

    by JackGraham

    who knew.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    we would be remissed if we did not mention 3 Amigos

    by JackGraham

    You dirt-eating piece of slime! You scum-sucking pig! You son of a motherless goat!

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Yes, according to a porn star that Tiger fucked...

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...Costner, whom she also fucked, is packing meat. Madonna probably shouldn't have kicked him out of her show during Truth or Dare, because that filth-ridden cockhound could have taken a ride on Costner's baloney pony.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    If your 'All Time Best Western'...

    by Marshal_Lannes

    ...was made after 1970, you're just plain wrong....That's all I've got.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    47% of the reason the old dames are hotter is......

    by Stuntcock Mike

    MASSIVE TOMATO PATCH BUSH! <p> The fine glaze of cunt mist on a thick thatchet is one of life's true pleasures.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST


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  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    still haven't seen ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

    by Tigger Tales

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Bringing Sexy Back:

    by STLost

    I finally saw your movie...(500) DAYS OF SUMMER. I thought it was great. Just letting ya know. I finally get your meme now. <P>

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    The Wild Bunch

    by savagedave

    The only film that makes me want to get shot to death by an army of Mexicans.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Bicycle, will go with Bravo

    by leo54304

    Just so many good things but I guess to me, it was just the bonding of the Duke, Dino, Rick and ol Stumpy. Especially the scene where after Stumpy goes on a rant about no one appreciating him and Duke says "Awww, Stumpy I appreciate you" and quick gives him a peck on the forehead.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Back in the 70s local channel had an afternoon movie

    by leo54304

    called the early show. They'd do weeks of certain themes, actors, etc. Among them were Dracula, Abott and Costello, Monster, Elvis, etc. And of course, the Duke.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Man I love those old-fashioned womens hairstyles

    by FeralAngel

    Made those women look soooooo hot. Glamour is the word. Wish they'd come back in fashion. Nicole Kidman wore a retro style in The Others and man Hollywood glamour lived again. Woo. Hot women and ghost stories are my kinda glam. Bring 'em on.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    THe Cowboys a 72 westen with the Duke was good

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    And Bruce Dern was the biggest scumball ever

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Check out Angies cover from Esquire in 60s

    by leo54304

    Brittany Spears did a homage cover to it a few years back (Before she went downhill). Just Angie, a white sweater, nude nylons and heels.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Jeremiah Johnson

    by deelzbub

    that movie is my brother's religion. If he could go to church and worship it he would. When I tell him that someone said the real Jeremiah was a cannibal, he will probably like it even more.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Father Time is a cruel motherfucker

    by InActionMan

    From this: <P> <P> To This: <P>

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    The Cowboys

    by dukeroberts

    Yes, The Cowboys is pretty damn good. And Bruce Dern will burn in cinematic hell for what he did in that movie. I finally saw Will Penny today. What a great understated performance by Chuck Heston. For those who think that Heston was an overacting ham, check out the nuanced performance he gives in Will Penny. *footnote* The kid in Will Penny was played by the film's writer/director's son, Jon Gries, who would later go on to get kicked in the nards and would surf the web for a time machine so he could go back to 1982.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    Dude, come on. She's in her 70's in that picture. She'll be 79 next month.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 4:09 a.m. CST

    This movie is weak when compared to Searchers

    by Professor_Monster

    and other westerns - the only reason people argue that it's a classic is because Hawks has a sloppy almost non-present style- framing shots lazily in --oh wait.. I was thinking about Kevin Smith. He really fucking sucks.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    why no love for McCabe & Mrs. Miller?

    by natecore

    you people have heard of McCabe & Mrs. Miller, right? A 1971, Robert Altman slice of perfection. One of the films that helped break the "genre limitations of the western."

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    by dukeroberts

    I really hate that movie.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    Most movies are weak when compared to The Searchers.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    "The Three Godfathers" =

    by Skyway Moaters

    "The Sons of Katie Elder"