Silverado.

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Shackman, whose judgement I value greatly, asked me if I had seen Silverado while commenting on my post The Magnificent Seven. I had not and responded with “No, I never saw Silverado. I shall do so soon and write about it.”

I had not because the film was released in 1985. That was the time that I was burning both ends of the candle in my career and had little time for movies.

With some difficulty, I was able to see a poor version on youtube as DVDs are not available for this film. I subsequently saw many clips from the film also on youtube to relish better resolution,

I think that this film must rank among the best ever made in the “Western” genre. In many ways, it is better than the original The Magnificent Seven. The cinematography is simply far superior because this film was made 25 years after the TMS!

I would dearly like to see a decent version via DVD and shall keep looking for opportunity to do so.  If any of my readers can help, I shall be grateful.  I shall take care of the logistics of shipping it to me in India.

Thank you Shackman.

13 thoughts on “Silverado.”

  1. My pleasure – I loved it. The young Kevin Costner was a hoot, I love Linda Hunt and John Cleese. It jump started westerns again when it was made. I always thought of it as an Indiana Joens western – LOL. On top of that, it has one of the very best theme songs ever recorded.
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    1. Thank you CM. I have now found that ebay India will get it for me but I have to get pack of four westerns. Not such a bad idea as three other movies that I have not seen can also now be seen by me.

  2. some very interesting racial/gender social commentary on today’s society by placing it in the “old west”. I haven’t seen a whole lot of westerns but this along with the Coen Brothers remake of True Grit are among my favorites.
    The Scribe

  3. OOPS. Didn’t get all the text added when I pasted this from Word

    Have you watched The Hateful Eight by Tarantino that was released in the past year or so? It is violent (in the Tarantino tradition) but it has some very interesting racial/gender social commentary on today’s society by placing it in the “old west”. I haven’t seen a whole lot of westerns but this along with the Coen Brothers remake of True Grit are among my favorites.
    The Scribe

  4. Silverado is a fun movie and was one of our daughters’ favorite films. Our VHS copy was played over and over and over again. I managed to catch it a few times over the years, but I’m not one to re-watch movies to the point that that I have the dialog memorized.
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  5. I thought both versions of True Grit were great. Perfect fit for John Wayne, unlike some other far less great films he appeared in. Silverado also was excellent, and I’m pleased to see your endorsement of the new Magnificent Seven. I definitely will see that one.
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    1. I agree that both versions of True Grit were good. I am sure that you will enjoy seeing the new Magnificent Seven with its different approach to casting.

  6. I remember being enormously entertained by this movie in the 1980s. It was one of the few movies I saw that decade, since I was, like Ramana, busy establishing my career. I remember it had a huge and very talented cast. But in retrospect, what was John Cleese doing in a Western?

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