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Lonesome Dove

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CowboyWay, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Just watched it again for like the 4th time. It just gets better and better. If a finer movie has ever been made, I haven't seen it.

    I could have put this in the latest movie you've just seen thread, but if any movie deserves its own thread, this is the one.

    Anyone ever read the book? I need to read it.
  2. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    Great book and hands down my favorite movie, period. I've been watching it about twice a year since it came out. So many great scenes and lines in that movie.
  3. ZB9

    ZB9 Active Member

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    greatest western of all time...Gus and Woodrow are the best characters of all time

    absolutely classic and epic in every sense of the word
  4. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Im going to Blockbuster in a few, I will look for this.
  5. Sitting Bull

    Sitting Bull Active Member

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    Indeed a classic and my favorite movie of all-time. Make sure you clear your day- it's best enjoyed in one marathon sitting.
  6. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    aren't you black though?

    I thought you guys don't camp, sky-dive and watch Westerns?



















    :D
  7. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    I hope you know it's about 6 hrs long. Well worth it though.
  8. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    The book is awesome. Larry McMurtry's best by far.

    I've watched it a dozen times at least.
  9. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    When I was younger my dad would watch westerns like they were going out of style.

    I never cared for them at all. Actually, I hated the TV most of the time a western was one.

    Over the last few years, I've grown to like westerns.

    Might have to check this flick out.
  10. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    I rented it and Commanche Moon.

    And Bob, I made sure a black guy was in it before I rented it (Danny Glover) :D .
  11. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    If i remember correctly, he gets killed before the opening credits finish rolling. :p:
  12. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    I'm not sure if they'll have it at BB, but any best buy will sell it for 10 bucks. I"m telling you, no movie I've ever watched has as much impact on me as LD. I don't know what it is, its just the best movie I've ever seen. It never gets old. I could watch it over and over again.

    And Gus and Call (two leading characters), are the best movie characters I've ever seen, and the way Tommy Lee Jones and Duvall play off each other is like no other actors I've ever seen.

    If I had 1000 pages, I don't think I could ever express how good this movie was.
  13. wrongway

    wrongway New Member

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    Could not agree more CowboyWay!!! Two all time great actors in great roles.
  14. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    I have watched about 1 1/2 hours of it, they are in San Antonio now.

    It is pretty interesting but I wouldn't say it has grabbed me right now but I definately haven't thought about not watching it anymore.

    One thing I dislike about it is that it seems everything happens really fast.

    Jake talks about going to Montana, Call gets it started right away.

    The Cook won't cross the river so they go to San Antonio and meet the first guy that can cook and he says he will go all the way to Montana without even knowing them.

    Those are just some examples and I know you have time constraints for a movie. Also, I am hoping that we hear more about the past of some of these guys.
  15. jackrussell

    jackrussell Last of the Duke Street Kings

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    Dianne Lane.

    Yum yum.
  16. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    I have had the book for 15 years, given to me by a friend that insisted I read it. Naturally, I still have not. I really do want to, though!
  17. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Great movie. I have it on my Tivo from last time they aired, gonna watch it tomorrow for the 10th time..:stetson:
  18. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    Favorite lines from LD:

    Capt. Call: Hate rude behavior in a man, I won't tolerate it.
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    Capt. Call: if that ain't bad enough you got all them Greek words on there, too (referring to a sign)
    Gus: I told you, Woodrow, a long time ago it ain't Greek, it's Latin.
    Capt. Call: Well what does it say in Latin?
    (Gus tries to read it)
    Capt. Call: For all you know it invites people to rob us.
    Gus: Well the first man comes along that can read Latin is welcome to rob us, far as I'm concerned. I'd like a chance t' shoot at a educated man once in my life.
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    Gus: A man that will go along with five killin's is taking his leaving awful slow. (talking about Jake)
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    Lorri: You cheated. (while cutting the cards with gus to decide if she would sleep with him or not)
    Gus: Well, i wouldn't say i did and I wouldn't say I didn't. But i will say this: a man who wouldn't cheat for a poke, don't want one bad enough.
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    Outlaw gang member: Where is he going? (referring to Capt. Call as he walks away after they caught and disarmed the gang while Gus keeps an eye on them)
    Gus: To pick out a tree to hang you from, son.


    Oh there are just so many more.
  19. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Just finished watching Lonesome Dove a few hours ago.

    It was a very good movie.

    Couple of things:

    I hated that Gus was killed in the movie but it made it more emotional.

    I wish Call would have told Newt that he was his father.

    Danny Glover (the black guy) should have made it through the entire movie :laugh2: .

    Im glad Blue Duck finally got what he deserved.

    I was suprised that Gus and Cal ended up having to kill Jake Spoon.

    I thought Dish and Laurie would eventually get together.
  20. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Best western ever!

    Speaking of Larry McMurtry,you need to listen to some of his son's music. His name is James McMurtry,and he has a great song out called "We can't make it here no more",or something like that.

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