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D'Ambrosia
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« on: June 02, 2003, 09:08:50 PM »

Eastwood's westerns take place from 1882 to what 1903 or somthing?  But if any of you know a specific year of  the movie in question and post up how you know that from somthing tangenable from the movie...

Kind of like "I'll take Eastwood's Spagetti Westerns for $800 Alex..."  

Trying to establish the year each of Eastwood's westerns are:

Fistful of Dollars
For A Few Dollars More
The Good The Bad And The Ugly
Hang 'em High
Two Mules for Sister Sara
Joe Kidd
High Plains Drifter
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Pale Rider
Unforgiven

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2003, 10:14:06 PM »

Good one, D'Amb. Here's what I come up with.

  • A Fistful of Dollars ... No earlier than 1873 (date on grave in cemetery scene)
  • For A Few Dollars More ... Probably around the same time as A Fistful of Dollars
  • The Good The Bad And The Ugly ... 1862 (Battle of Glorieta Pass, March 28, 1862)
  • Hang 'em High ... "Year of Our Lord 1889" mentioned by Judge Fenton in his first interview with Cooper
  • Two Mules for Sister Sara ... July 1866? Presumably around Bastille Day (July 14), but before the execution of Emperor Maximilian in June 1867
  • Joe Kidd ... Pediment of the courthouse is dated 1896. It seems to me there may be a later date mentioned or alluded to somewhere, but I don't recall where
  • High Plains Drifter ... No earlier than 1882 (the latest date visible on a grave in the cemetery)
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales ... Just before (precredits sequence), during (opening credits sequence) and immediately after the U.S. Civil War (1860-1865).
  • Pale Rider ... I'd put it after the Civil War ... late 1860s. Admittedly, that's mostly on the basis of the Preacher's revolver ... which we've pretty well established is a .44 caliber Remington Army New Model percussion revolver in production from 1863 to 1875
  • Unforgiven ... The graveside scene at the beginning is dated 1878 in the crawl. The prologue in Big Whiskey takes place in 1880 (this is specified in an on-screen title); most of the action ensues the following July (allusions to the assassination of President Garfield on July 2, 1881).
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2003, 10:18:25 PM »

Will you marry me?   ;)
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2003, 10:21:56 PM »

Only if you'll root for the Yankees!  :o  ;)
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2003, 10:30:57 PM »

Well, I guess not then ;)...  The Reds will forever be in my heart but the Yankees will forever be in my soul...   :)
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2003, 10:42:02 PM »

Oh well ... we'll always have Paris! ;)
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