Originally Posted by Trsvis_Bickle
Leone's spaghetti offerings are an interesting contribution to the western genre but I find them a bit overly dramatic and heavily stylised. Unforgiven is undoubtedly the best of the recent westerns.
Shane and The Searchers (one of John Wayne's better films) have already been mentioned as two of the greatest ever westerns and I'd add Stagecoach to that list.
I like Fistful Of Dollars and For A Few Dollars More.They were stylish but had a hint of realism but by the time of Good,Bad,Ugly,Leone just went for pure fantasy and opera and I've never really rated it.Agree with you about The Searchers.Love it.