Any one else love John Wayne movies?
With a lot of blacks, there’s quite a bit of resentment along with their dissent, and possibly rightfully so. But we can’t all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks. I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. … I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from the Indians. Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
— John Wayne, 1971
No, not really a fan.
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I was never really a big fan personally. I was always a more Clint Eastwood / Sergio Leone type western fan. Plus I always had a hard time viewing anyone with the same name as my grandma, as a tough guy lol. Marion Morrison would have been a hard sell for a tough cowboy in the 50’s and 60’s.
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I prefer the style of movies john Waynes era produced they haven’t been matched since in terms of feeling
I do enjoy a lot of the films of that era myself just not anything I can think of, of Wayne’s off the top of my head right now. I got a bit tired of the western scene of the era quite quickly though to be honest. Not surprising of course seeing as something like 7 out of every 10 movies back then was a western lol. I enjoyed the gangster flicks of that time. Cagney especially so. then in Wayne’s later period of the 60’s I was more enamored with the big epics of the day Spartacus, The Vikings etc. I guess up to that point Western’s just were not for me. Then Sergio Leone made me feel more emotion in one whistle than any John Wayne film ever had haha
To me it’s the more american ww2 feel they have if that makes sense I think the best way I can describe it is some one once said that after 9 11 American movies changed that attack changed alot of Americans and that came through in the feel of the movies separately I would compare
the more dark gritty Clint Eastwood movies vs the more light hearted fun bar fight syled John Wayne movies that’s some thing that kind of died with his era of movie making
Yeah I can understand how he can be a big nostalgia kick to a lost era of Americana for people. Not saying he was bad, I just never really connected with a lot of his stuff. I am in the UK so I don’t have that same kind of nostalgia, as of course I never knew that way of life.
lol funny thing is I’m from Australia and have lived here all my life it’s like the feeling fallout goes for if that makes sense that classic bugs bunny you don’t have to be American to enjoy the good ol’ days feel even if you’ve never experienced them lol
Oddly they never grabbed me emotionally like that, yet I cried like a 5 year old girl every time I watched Spartacus or the Vikings lol. Just shows people connect to different things
Bare in mind though I have never watched a John Wayne film outside of childhood so this is the only perspective I have on it as I never revisited any as an adult.
Yeah Spartacus is the same kind of thing though the modern day movies set in that era just don’t have that same feel think more modern movies like troy
They may be great movies but they don’t capture the same vibe
I think probably the closest one of the more modern era to capture the spirit of the old epics is probably Gladiator. As you say the more modern offerings do seem to lack that real emotional gut punch.
Yeah that was an amazing movie but yeah sadly there’s something missing from alot of new movies