Saturday, March 20, 2010

WTB—Silverado!



The very cool movie that was this week's WTB is Silverado, made in 1985 and starring Kevin Costner, Danny Glover, Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Linda Hunt, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Dennehy, John Cleese, and others. As the two people who guessed wright said (and which I agree with), it's their favorite Western ever, with one of them (this week's winner) saying it's his favorite film of all time. It has a lot of good guys in it, great characters, excellent humor, and isn't super formulaic like a lot of Westerns are. Favorite characters are Jake (Kevin Costner--and look how frickin' young he looks in this poster above!) who is young and exhuberant and great with his six-shooter but who is always getting in trouble because he likes the ladies and they like him, Stella (Linda Hunt) who runs the saloon, the Midnight Star, and Paden (Kevin Kline) who turns out to have a really soft heart and also to be Stella's soulmate of sorts in simply loving saloons. There are some really great relationships in this film. I hope all of you who drew blanks will give this one a chance, if you haven't already seen it.

Well, the winner was Alex, who got it from the first clue. I'd known that he liked this movie, but I really didn't expect anyone to get it quite so quickly from what I thought was a fun but sort of obscure line. George was next, and I'm grateful he redeemed my pick by knowing and liking this film (I was worried no Wrights had ever seen it and loved it). Those were the only correct guesses, though Em came in late with two guesses on Westerns—Tombstone and Young Guns. Of those, I rank Tombstone as my second favorite Western of all time, so she was in good territory there.

Way to go, Lex. Have fun running this week's contest. Pick awesome songs so we don't have to slam you for the next seven days!

11 comments:

Emily said...

Sue and dad are the big Western lovers in this family. I can't honestly say I've ever heard of this movie (probably, but it didn't ring a real bell with me upon hearing what the movie was).
Congrats Alex~
commence with the bleeding ears!

Emily said...

Wow I just went to fix the allstar column and it was done! I like having Dan as an administer...

Dan W said...

What about the rest of you? Have you ever seen this movie? I picked it thinking it was going to be one that nearly everyone knew.

And I'm happy to keep "administering" over and over again as I rack up a ton of victories!

Amy said...

I'm like Em. I'm sure I've heard of it, but knew absolutely nothing about it. Never saw it, but when Scott heard what it was he said, "Oh yeah, that's a great movie". So, I'll have to check it out.

Haley said...

I'll have to see it sometime, don't think I have heard of it either. I think the only western I've seen is High Noon when I was in 10th grade.

Matt said...

Only heard of the movie. I look forward to seeing it. I will add it to the long que.

W.V. Playison
is that the sniglit for playing with Allison?

Cat said...

I don't think I've ever even heard of this movie.

Dan W said...

Wow, guys, sorry to pick something so obscure. I'll be sure to err in the other direction next time (which I hope will be soon!)....

Do check it out when you get a chance, though. Really pretty neat bunch of characters.

Matt said...

No apologies necessary. It's a game. I think the more obscure the better with this family actually!

Haley said...

Yeah no reason to feel bad. I haven't seen about 50% of the ones we have done on here. I love Playison!!!

Alex said...

w.v. nontra

nontra: the opposite of mantra.

i.e. While nonidating, it is helpful to chant nontras.