The Shootist (1976)
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This being John Wayne's final film gives it an extra dimension of being about John as well as the character. I wonder if he deliberately chose this film to be his last when he would have known his own life was drawing to a close. There's even a mini homage to him at the start of the film.
Not John Wayne's best but certainly his most intimate and personal. Goodbye, Duke. Thanks for the memories.
James Stewart is so handsome there...
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This movie ranks #50 in IMDb's Western Top 50
This movie ranks #81 in BFI's 100 Westerns
This movie ranks #353 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
This movie ranks #492 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
This movie ranks #620 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #786 in The New York Times's Book of Movies