John Wayne Marathon

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by debilorrah, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I absolutely love that mans movies, every last one of them, and today there was a marathon that included McClintock, The Cowboys (best ever I swear), and The Shootist. When I was 10-12 years old, in 1971-1973, my great grandmother lived around the corner from him in Balboa, CA. I used to play in his fountain, and his wife always brought me fresh lemonade. I called him Mr. Marion and her Mrs. Marion. I had NO idea who he was til I was older and watched his movies. Since then, these marathons take me back to a really great time in my childhood.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'm watching "The Greatest American Hero" marathon on Scfy.

    bringing back memories....
     
  3. melodylee

    melodylee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Dad loves John Wayne movies, North to Alaska is my favorite! [​IMG] I've been watching a Jaws marathon.. buh nuh buh nuh bum bum bum
     
  4. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You actually knew John Wayne?[​IMG]:bow:bow

    Myself I like the John Ford directed movies, Quiet Man, Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Rio Grande, The Searchers and others. Nobody directed movies like John Ford.

    Cowboys -- not so much

    But The Shootist--- two thumbs up.

    Been watching the movies this weekend.
     
  5. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woman, I'm with you there-hubby and I both love, love, love all his movies-is there a bad one? I don't think so! Great man and wonderful movies!! I envy you actually knowing him, how cool is that!! I even have him standing in front of our flag on my phone as a screensaver!!
     
  6. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my favorite is Three Godfathers
     
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  7. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

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    I like Hatari, The Quiet Man and Donovan's Reef

    ETA: I like them ALL, those are my comfort movies....
     
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  8. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My (now ex) husband and I were having a discussion one day of who is the better cowboy. I picked John Wayne, he said Clint Eastwood. We each talked about our reasons for about 15 minutes.

    This was all done in front of my 11 year old Amazon Parrot, Marshall.

    I start flipping channels, come across a John Wayne move, at which point I say "Look Marshall, it's John Wayne", to which he replies... "It's THE Man!"

    I will never forget the look on my husband's face. His response was "you've ruined that bird". [​IMG]
     

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