The Great Western Blogathon

It’s high time we need a Western Blogathon don’t you think? So…here it is:

The Great Western Blogathon

14 April 2018

I want to hear all about your favourite western movies.

I’m no fan of “rules” however, I do have one ask here…can we please restrict this to the “traditional” feeling westerns (movies set in the “later half of the 19th Century”?). They don’t specifically need to be set in the Old American West (the Australian Outback will be fine too) but at least roughly during that period and have an appropriate feel. So, as excellent as they are can we please leave the likes of “No Country for Old Men”, “Hell or High Water” and other contemporary/neo/modern-day-setting westerns (you get the idea, partner) out of this Blogathon? Hope you don’t mind.

Let me know your choice in the comments section below (duplicates welcome), grab a banner and we’ll be saddling up for the round up on the 14th April 2018.

Here is the cattle blog drive (i.e. the entries) so far:

Thoughts All Sorts – I’m yet undecided…so…TBC

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films – The Searchers

Realweegiemidget Reviews – A Million Ways to Die in the West

Cracked Rear Viewer – Da uomo a uomo (Death Rides a Horse)

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies – The Westerns of Robert Ryan

Cinematic Scribblings – The New Land

Moon in Gemini – Winchester ’73

Movie Movie Blog Blog – Django Unchained

The Midnite Drive-In – The War Wagon and The Train Robbers

The Flapper Dame – Big Jake

Christina Wehner – Broken Arrow

Taking Up Room – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

LA Explorer – Dodge City

portraitsbyjenni – Hondo

Shadow & Substance – Saddle the Wind

Movierob – Hombre

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Barbary Coast

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84 comments

    1. Ah…you’re thinking like I am….one next year. I was just considering it!
      Or…you could quickly write a post now…hee, hee…
      Seriously…I look forward to having you join next year. Have a lovely Sunday,
      Catherine

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    1. No such thing as too early… ๐Ÿ™‚ And thank you for joining. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my favourite genre of movie. I’m keen to hear all about what you’ve been watching. My post later today will share some of my special westerns with you.
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      Catherine

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    1. Hi there…absolutely no problem at all. I know what it’s like with studies (I’ve been there…albeit a long time ago) and life just happens. Don’t worry about it at all. Focus on your assignments – that is more important than blogathons. Hope you get everything done in the week. I’ll still wish you an awesome weekend, despite having loads of work.

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    1. Wow! Thanks Gill…everyone is keen to hit the western trail with this Blogathon – you’re the fourth entry so far. I’ll link you up to the roster shortly and as soon as Blogathon day is here I’ll add you in there too.
      PS: It has been a hectic week but chocies have been acquired – just need to get to the post office which should happen tomorrow or latest Saturday.

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    1. Awesome! Now worries at all…and can you believe it…you’re not the first. Seems like we are all ready to hit the trail with this Blogathon. I’ll link you to the roster and as soon as my “live Blogathon day” post is up I’ll naturally add you in there too. Will give it a read just now – can’t wait.

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    2. PS: I’m so sorry I badly planned this Blogathon – I try to avoid weekends when others are hosting but seemed to have missed all the others on the go. The next one will hopefully be less manic.

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  1. I have many favorite westerns, several of which have already been taken, but since I run a Rod Serling blog, I’d like to do a western that he wrote shortly before “The Twilight Zone” came out. It’s called “Saddle the Wind” (1958), and it stars Robert Taylor and John Cassavetes. And don’t worry — it’s a traditional western. Nothing supernatural about it!

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    1. Thanks for joining. I will put you on the roster as soon as I get home. Looking forward to having you join in.
      PS. You are welcome to pick your favourite even if it has already been taken. I donโ€™t mind duplicates at all.

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        1. No dumb question at all ๐Ÿ˜‰
          Yes, all you need to do is publish on the 14th and just send me the link to your post (or else I’ll just pick it up from your site). I’ll write up a post on the 14th linking back to everyone’s entries.

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    1. Oooh no….not random at all. I absolutely love Big Jake. It has a very special place in my movie heart. And don’t you just love that “you can call me….but if you ever call me Daddy again…” speech? I know it word for word. Anyway…I got carried away for a moment there…I’m putting you down now.

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  2. Two great John Wayne movies involve basically similar themes. “The Train Robbers” and “The War Wagon”. I am booked solid for April 13th-16th, but if you will allow me to post on the 12th, I’ll join this one, if those two choices are agreeable.

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    1. oooh….The War Wagon…I have very fond memories of that one. Basically the movie that started my love for Westerns (and movies in general) when I was a little girl. My parents had it on Super 8 which was just magical.
      Of course you can join in early…it is about fun after all. So, feel free to post whenever you like – be it early or later. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on my childhood hero…

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      1. If you want thoughts on John Wayne, you really should check out my post that I titled Bookends for a Legend which covered the beginning and the end of his career with Stagecoach and The Shootist. I’ll try to do as good for your blogathon.

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  3. Since Australian Outback-set movies are okay, could I write about The Sundowners (1960)? It’s one that I’ve wanted to rewatch for a long time, so this would be the perfect opportunity. Thank you!

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