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'Open Range' A Romance movie at heart?
2/14/18 | Kartographer

Posted on 02/14/2018 5:41:04 PM PST by Kartographer

Even though I believe 'Open Range' to be one of the Greatest action westerns ever filmed I find the courtship of Charlie and Sue to be some of the best and favorite romantic scene in film. The scene certainly capture a different time one of more respect for and of women not just by men, but by women themselves.


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1 posted on 02/14/2018 5:41:04 PM PST by Kartographer
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdKPNrknbkY

One of the Best Scenes Open Range


2 posted on 02/14/2018 5:42:36 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other opleoour lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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Not too many bad scenes. There’s some 10-shot six guns in the gunfight, but great movie.


3 posted on 02/14/2018 5:46:39 PM PST by Rio (I was deplorable when deplorable wasn't cool.)
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May be they were using 1859 WALCH?

http://www.wideopenspaces.com/take-a-look-at-the-rare-walch-navy-12-shot-revolver-of-1859/


4 posted on 02/14/2018 5:49:52 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other opleoour lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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I would’ve fallen for Sue too.


5 posted on 02/14/2018 5:51:03 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Kartographer

The best romantic movies are also action movies. African Queen and Last of the Mohicans to name two more.


6 posted on 02/14/2018 5:51:29 PM PST by Hugin (Conservatism without Nationalism is a fraud..)
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It has Robert Duval. What’s not to love?


7 posted on 02/14/2018 5:52:14 PM PST by TADSLOS (Alex Jones isn’t quite the wing nut now, all things considered.)
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One of the interesting trivia things about this movie is that in the gunfight (spoiler....there is a gunfight in a western) it was not shot in slow motion. Before reading this I guess I never noticed how often gunfights are shown slowed down.

As anyone who has ever been shot at can tell you, it might seem like slow motion...but it really happens fast.

There is only one part shot slow. It maes a difference. And it’s one of the movie making things that once you notice it...you appreciate when it’s done differently.


8 posted on 02/14/2018 5:54:16 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Burn. It. Down.)
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For many years, I've lived in "Open Range" country.

It's actually a dangerous place. Many cows are killed from vehicles that drive too fast at night. And, yes, sadly, on occasion people are killed by these collisions.

There are signs everywhere too indicating that this is Open Range, yet people (city folks, I imagine) still drive way too fast at night through this Open Range desert. I guess they can't imagine that a herd of cattle could be in the road. And at night, you just can't see them until it's too late.

Ok, sorry to highjack the thread. Yes, the movie was pretty good, as I recall.

9 posted on 02/14/2018 5:58:10 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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My favorite scene/line in the movie, “Now how’z this gonna work if ya don't do what I tell ya?” lol
10 posted on 02/14/2018 5:58:28 PM PST by servantboy777
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The one all FReepers should remember:

"Some things gnaw on a man worse than dying."
11 posted on 02/14/2018 6:01:44 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other opleoour lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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One of the best scenes in ANY Western movie:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TbEPtjsjHes


12 posted on 02/14/2018 6:02:02 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("Go ahead, bite the Big Apple ... don't mind the maggots.")
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Right back at you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYyumFphtEQ


13 posted on 02/14/2018 6:03:12 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other opleoour lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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‘Open Range’ the movie. NOT about stoves!//


14 posted on 02/14/2018 6:03:12 PM PST by lee martell
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At the start of the gun fight where Charlie blasts the “bad guy” professional gunman through the head is a seriously funny movie joke on gunfights. Also the shotgun blast through the wall that slams the targeted man across the alley is huge overthetopness.

One of my favorite movies, in the top 20 IMHO.


15 posted on 02/14/2018 6:05:37 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (We Arizonans need to get rid of McCain/Flake as all of us pray for Trump.)
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The best romance movie is Smokey and the Bandit.

[ sheds tear ]


16 posted on 02/14/2018 6:05:49 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (What profits a man if he gains the world yet loses his soul?)
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Great Movie...
Got the DVD setting next to

LONESOME DOVE.


17 posted on 02/14/2018 6:22:26 PM PST by Big Red Badger (UNSCANABLE in an IDIOCRACY!)
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Huh? Romance movie at heart?

The entire movie is romance.....taken to a stretch:

The love between Costner and “Boss,” between the two young guys and Costner and “Boss,” and the dog and the.....love goes on and on, to mention nothing of the love between Costner and Bening!

The whole movie is a love story! Wake up! ;-)


18 posted on 02/14/2018 6:25:21 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Note to all foreigners: Please.....GET OUT and STAY OUT!)
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That scene had an example of what I thought was unique about Open Range, its sound recording and editing. The sound of the shotgun, rifles, and pistols was different than in almost any movie I recall. It had a low frequency boost which the made sound of gunshots more like “booms” than “cracks”. This low frequency bias was present all through the movie, in dialogue and sound effects, especially in the interior shots, which gave the scenes a closed in intense quality.


19 posted on 02/14/2018 6:29:31 PM PST by PUGACHEV
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You'd think with LED rechargeable lights being as cheap as they are, you'd fit out the herd with them.

Be hard to miss that...

20 posted on 02/14/2018 6:37:45 PM PST by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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