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It's been said the Unforgiven is not really a Western or is more of a non western in that it really does not follow the conventional themes of good guys and bad guys...
I don't know who is saying such a thing, but it's silly. Unforgiven is a Western, ten ways from Sunday.

Let's not get so cerebral that our brains leak out of our ears. To argue in any way that Unforgiven is not a Western film is nothing more than mental masturbation.

It takes place in the American West in the late 19th Century There are horses, sixguns, small town sheriffs, gunfighters, ex-gunfighters, whores, saloons, sleeping out on the trail, etc. It's a Western. End of story.


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There are no "good guys" in the film, just different shades of bad guys.
Every main character is an awful person in their own way.


The same could be said for "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."

One big difference with "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly" is that Tuco is semi-romanticized and "Blondie" is completely romanticized.


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Man I liked that movie wished they would make some more good Westerns.



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Clyde, you have three pistols but you've only got one arm.


I just don't want to be killed for lack of shootin' back.


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FYI - Unforgiven was just added to Netflix this month.
 
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"I don't deserve this... to die like this. I was building a house." Razz


Deserve's got nothing to do with it.


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I am not an expert on westerns but Unforgiven is in my top 3 in the genre.

I honestly cant think of too many actors that can pull off westerns like Clint in this.day and age. Well one, the blonde guy from 3:10 to Yuma and Barry Pepper.

The remake of True Grit was enjoyable except for Matt Damon. He sucked imo. I guess they needed another big name for the box office.



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Duck I says




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Well, maybe you should just hang the carpenter.


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