"Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?"
When pro-Union guerrillas murder his wife and son, a Missouri farmer (Clint Eastwood) lays down his pitchfork and picks up a pair of pistols and joins up with a band of Confederate Bushwackers on a quest for revenge. That's the premise of tonight's MovieMovie, The Outlaw Josey Wales, which is widely considered to be a masterpiece of the Western genre. Eastwood, who also directed The Outlaw Josey Wales after canning original director Philip Kaufman (The Right Stuff), considers the movie to be "one of the high points" of his career in Westerns. Watch it tonight at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT or catch the encore showing at 11:00pm ET / 8:00pm PT.the outlaw josey wales
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"We are rough men and used to rough ways." — Bob Younger
Cowboys, stage coaches, gunfighters, saloons... it's hard to imagine anything more American than the trappings of Westerns, yet many of the most memorable movies of the genre were actually shot in Europe with mostly European casts and crews. In fact, the enduring popularity of Westerns owes a great deal to Italian director Sergio Leone, who not only introduced the world to a then-unknown squinty-eyed TV actor named Clint Eastwood, but started a craze with his "Spaghetti Westerns" that resulted in more than 600 Westerns being produced in Europe between 1960 and 1980 while American movie studios slowed down or stopped producing Westerns altogether.
Whatever the origin of the movie or the nationality of the director behind the camera, a good Western is one that transports us back to a wild, dangerous time, to a place where the people are nearly as harsh as the landscape and there were still amazing discoveries to be made by those with an adventurous spirit. Help us choose those movies that deserve to be called Westerns, those with true grit.
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Friday 12:00p ET / 9:00a PT Posted 12.06.12 by BrentJS
"When I get around to liking someone, they ain't around long."
It's hard to think of anyone that's contributed more to the Western genre than Clint Eastwood, who started his career on the TV show Rawhide before transitioning to movies with director Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy. Still one of Eastwood's favorite contributions to the genre is 1976's the Outlaw Josey Wales, only the second Western that Eastwood had directed, following 1973's High Plains Drifter.
Based on author Forrest Carter's 1973 novel The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales, the movie starred Eastwood in the title role as the tobacco-chewing Wales, a Missouri farmer who seeks revenge after losing his wife and son to a band of murderous pro-Union men from Kansas. The Outlaw Josey Wales continued Eastwood's Western tradition of playing the ultimate anti-hero, an archetype he would put his final stamp on in 1992's The Unforgiven. Chief Dan George (Little Big Man), Sondra Locke (Bronco Billy), and John Vernon (Animal House) co-star. the outlaw josey wales
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When it comes to international stars, it's hard to top Clint Eastwood. He's ranked #2 on Empire magazine's "Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list, has a lifetime box office gross of $1.7B to date, and has racked up four Oscars and 115 other acting/directing awards so far.
With his raspy voice, tough-guy exterior, and deadpan delivery of such great one-liners as "Go ahead, make my day" and "A man's got to know his limitations," Eastwood personifies macho cinema in a way that appeals to women and men. Watch him in these six great movies this weekend on ReelzChannel (DirecTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, and available on your cable or satellite system).
Clint Eastwood Six-Shooter Weekend Posted 10.13.11 by reelz