My Cinematic Alphabet - 'Q' stands for Westerns?


After Die Hard, not only did we want more Bruce Willis, but we wanted more Alan Rickman, and we wanted him as a bad guy. So we got him in 'Quigley' and he was "Hans Gruber Returns" as far as I was concerned, and he returned in Australia, of all places. This was, of course, a Western, but in my great brown land, which is more of a Southern than a western. I should add that Tom Selleck was great in this movie and he had a huge freaking gun along with a huge freaking Selleck mustache. I remember this having a soundtrack that impressed on me too, but I'll have to chase this movie up and check it out better because it's been way too long. Not a great title, I might add.

Later Colonel Sanders went on to sell fried chicken

The Quick and the Dead

Sam Raimi directed this gem of a western, and Sharon Stone played the unknown girl looking for revenge. There is so much spaghetti in this western that you can hardly see the meatballs, but meatballs there are and plenty of 'em /spit-chew. What a cast! Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobin Bell, Kevin Conway, Gary Sinese AND the awesome Millennium man himself, Lance Henriksen. Sharon Stone's most memorable role besides the beaver movie.

Sharon Stone, the lead in a Western? it happened. 

Quantum of Solace

Hardly a western, but James Bond did roam around in a desert for a while. I thought this was a worthy sequel to Casino Royale apart from the damned quick MTV action editing. I like this Bond so much better than all the previous 'hams'. I was never a fan of the Die Another Yesterday Forever gimmicky Bonds. I hope there's move of it, and soon.

I'd give anything for a 00 7-11 right now.

1 comment:

Jack Ibbetson said...

Mine had to be Quantum Of Solace, it's the only film beginning with Q that I've seen!