Sky Movies Classics Goes Cowboy Crazy In SeptemberPosted on: 01 September 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves
This September, Sky Movies Classics takes viewers on a cinematic journey through Hollywood's most enduring genre.
Saddle up and grab your Stetson and spurs for back-to-back western greats throughout the entire first week of September. We'll be showcasing vintage greats, including Broken Arrow, Shane and the Oscar-winning True Grit, as well as modern classics such as the infamous Heaven's Gate, plus more recent critical darlings like Unforgiven and 3:10 To Yuma.
We've hit the trail to round up a posse of the roughest, toughest gunslingers, cattle rustlers and outlaws in celluloid history. From sun-up to sundown, and for the long, lonely nights in between, cowboys and girls can get their fill of the greatest Western warriors including John Wayne, James Stewart, Clint Eastwood and Russell Crowe.
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September are dedicated to three iconic Western stars, starting with the legendary James Stewart and his films Broken Arrow, The Far Country, Shenandoah and Bandolero. Saturday night is given over to one of the world's best loved and most successful actor/directors, Clint Eastwood, with a triple bill of Two Mules For Sister Sara, Joe Kidd and Unforgiven. And all of Sunday is dedicated to The Duke himself, as John Wayne stars in Hondo, his Oscar winning film True Grit, Rooster Cogburn and many more.
Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies and Sky Box Office says: "The Western is Hollywood's most enduringly popular and constantly evolving genre. This major season on Sky Movies Classics charts its chronology with over 30 of the very best titles, spanning eight decades. Western fans will have never seen anything like this!"
Tune into Sky Movies Classics, Western Week, Sky Movies Classics, 1 - 7 September 2008
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