Great John Wayne film
Is there any other kind of film that John Wayne worked in that wasn't
great? (OK there's a couple). This is the last film that John Wayne
made before he died. There is a bit of irony in the film in that his
character is told at the beginning of the film that he has cancer and,
of course, it was cancer that killed him. The acting in this film is
really good by Wayne, but also by the superb supporting cast consisting
of Richard Boone, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard and Hugh O'Brian. Very few
films have so many big names in them! Everyone wanted to be in a film
with John Wayne. The story's been covered by other commenters so I'll
not bore you with another synopsis. Suffice it to say that the story is
good, but not really the film's strong point. The strength is the
ACTING. I really love this film and I think you will too..
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The Shootist is a classic and still one of the best entertaining westerns of all time..
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The Shootist brings together some of actings greatest tallents led by hollywoods greatest leading man. .
John Wayne's Finest Performance
1976,John Wayne had made over his long career some of the best westerns
made (Rio Bravo,She Wore A Yellow Ribbon,The Cowboys,True Grit,The
Searchers). I'm sure he knew that he didn't have much time left,so he
decided to make a movie that reflected his life,a western,the same genre
that introduced him to the world.If you thought his performance as Rooster
Cogburn was the greatest ever,look no where else but here,because he
shines and goes out on top as J.B. Books in the Shootist..