Back in 2010, I helped a friend of mine get into blogging. Like most of us who write our random thoughts on the Internet, Chris “Tentacle Chris” Duplis eventually found his stride regarding what content to produce. His usual fare: haikus and reviews of western films and televisions shows.
Not “west” as in the United States… “west” as in John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, cowboys, indians, and more of the like.
No – I’m not kidding.
As of this post, Chris has posted 106 reviews on his blog which (by my math) means he’s dedicated at least 212 hour of his life (1 week, 1 day, and 20 hours) to watching this particular genre. By normal human standards, that elevates him to “subject matter expert” in my eyes for western movies as a whole.
So what’s the challenge?
I’ve recently converted our household into a digital operation and (thus) I’ve been building my iTunes library. Chris and his wife got me an iTunes gift card for my birthday last weekend and my first thought was “what should I watch?”
Then I figured, “why am I making this decision?”
So Chris (I’m linking him to this on Facebook so I know he’ll read this) – I want you to pick one movie from the annals of western films that I should buy and watch on iTunes. It should be, in your opinion, the pinnacle of the genre you love.
Once I’ve watched it, I will write a one time “Western Watchins” on my blog rating your choice for what you consider being the greatest western worth my time.
I look forward to the suggestion.