My latest Sympatico/MSN movie column is going to start arguments. It’s a rundown of eight great movie gunfights, starting with “The Terminator” in 1984.
Obviously, I’m not trying to list the greatest gunfights ever — I mean, that would require a much longer list, and a specific definition of what constitutes a gunfight. Is the showdown of “High Noon” a gunfight? Is the laserrific climax of “Mooonraker” a gunfight? (For the record, that’s yes on one and no on two.)
So instead of another exhaustive list of fifteen or twenty or even thirty movies, I went with eight distinctive action sequences that could not be confused for anything other than gunfights. Because they’re full of guns.