..... I love me a good Western movie.... and having said that, I must have watched Lonesome Dove at LEAST fifty times over the past ten or so years.... and in my mind, it is THE best Western movie ever made....... the cast, the dialogue, the locations, the story?...... well, it just doesn't get any better than Lonesome Dove.......

.... for those of you who haven't yet had the pleasure, here's one of my favorite scenes from the movie....... Augustus and Pea surveying a herd of buffalo........ I love the conversation.....

Gus: Pretty, aint they?

Pea: I reckon

Gus: Let's chase'em, you want to?

Pea: To shoot us one for our supper?

Gus: No, I mean chase'em just for the sport of it...

Pea: Wha?.. To, to run'em off?

Gus: No, you don't get the point do you, Pea... I mean chase'em because before long there wont be any buffalo left to chase!..

Pea: Well, them bulls'll hook you.

Gus: yeah

Pea: You remember ole man Barlow?... that buffalo hooked him bad.

Gus: Ole man Barlow was a slow thinker... kinda like, uh, somebody else I could name...

Pea: Well, he was a slow walker too when that buffalo got through with him.... I wonder whatever happened to him?.....

Gus: He married a fat widow over on the Blanco River and had a passel of kids...now you might as well have done the same thing yourself since you don't want to chase buffalo!...

Pea: Well, I don't believe I'd want to chase buffalo even if I was married...

Gus: Forget I even mentioned it.

Pea: Well, I like being a bachelor, Gus.

Gus: Well, that's good, Pea...... and I'm sure it's all part of God's plan that you ARE one!....

..... that was just lovely....

by Eric on February 15, 2010 | Bullshit (10) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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I loved the book and the movie. We were living in NM where the Montana part of the movie was shot - in Angel Fire, NM.

Bullshitted by Lou on February 15, 2010 10:05 PM

I haven't ever seen it. I was busy with young kids at the time it came out and had just headed back to college for 5 years... by the time I looked around again - I had missed lots of things. LOL. I'll have to see about getting hold of it and watching some time.

Bullshitted by Teresa on February 16, 2010 01:10 AM


You have never seen Lonesome Dove?

Snap to it...as Eric said...it is one of the best Westerns ever made. Well written and the cinematography ain't bad either.

Bullshitted by Yabu (EOTIS) on February 16, 2010 09:24 AM

agreed. and, apparently, was robert duvall's favorite as well. which just confirms everything.


Bullshitted by sarailee on February 16, 2010 06:09 PM

I bought it about two years ago, mostly because you and commenters here raved about it so much. I finally watched it recently, spread out over two nights.
Wow. I'm ready to watch it again. Loved it.

Bullshitted by Jean on February 16, 2010 07:34 PM

If I had to list my five favorite books of all time, "Lonesome Dove" would be one of them. Loved the movie as well.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on February 16, 2010 10:03 PM

Hahahaha - love it! :)

Bullshitted by Richmond on February 17, 2010 07:42 PM

That's some good stuff. I saw LD on TV several times, but never got a chance to see it in its entirety, I do believe my Netflix que will be modified shortly. :)

Bullshitted by Braden on February 18, 2010 08:31 AM

Never seen Lonesome Dove. But McMurtry is the most dependable source for reading pleasure known to Cappy now.

Bullshitted by Cappy on February 18, 2010 10:45 PM

Well, damn, if I didn't feel just like poor dim Pea, missing out on the last Hysterics. Remember when you talked me through the movie a year or two ago, and I kept telling you what part it was up to, and you were like, "Keep watching" or "Pay attention to what Gus says here..." This movie always makes me think of you.

Bullshitted by Erica on February 19, 2010 06:56 PM