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What's the appeal of the Western genre? What can one expect from it? What movies are recommended to first get into it?
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The same as capeshit, but with no superpowers
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Cowboys & Aliens
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>>51051940
Watch "Once Upon a Time in the West" it's fucking great
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the best western was not a movie but a T.V. series

Lonesome Dove
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>>51051995
this
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>>51051940

>The Magnificent Seven
>The Wild Bunch
>The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford
>The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
>No Country For Old Men
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My favorite western is The Outlaw Josey Wales.
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>>51051940
Western genre is just the American equivalent of the samurai genre.
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>>51051940
The Baron of Arizona, Day of the Outlaw, A Bullet for the General, My Darling Clementine, Wagon Master, Red River, Stagecoach, The Proposition, Heaven's Gate, Stars in my Crown, Lonesome Dove and Django.
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The appeal of the western genre is watching white men do bad things, but for some reason we congratulate them, contrary to popular belief Cowboys were rarely white, most were former slaves looking for work, but the movies won't tell you that.
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>>51051940
"Western" isn't really a genre, or at least not a very descriptive one, as it doesn't denote anything except setting.

For example, Ford and Leone have nothing to do with each other except the setting is generally similar.

The best film considered a Western is probably The Searchers, so that's probably a great place to start. Just check out Peckinpah, Ford, Huston, Fuller, Mann, and a couple Italian directors who's Christian names are all Sergio.
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I know it's not a western but I goddamn love city slickers. Never seen anyone talk about it.
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>>51052395
>Alfredo Garcia
>no Wild Bunch

is this a troll image?
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>>51052395
I forgot the 3:10 to Yuma remake and Unforgiven.
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>>51052781
It has two Peckinpah films. Probably the two the person who made thought are the most important/ and or his favorites. No, it is not a "troll image".
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>>51052885
*made it
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I've seen films from varied genres being compared to westerns. Often when two characters are facing each other.
I've read that Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds has elements from spaghetti westerns, somehow and whatever that means.
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>>51051940
you know the internet is like the Wild West right now.

There are no laws, and very little rules. There are unofficial rules and technical rules given our current culture.

Truly, that's why I fight to keep the internet free from laws and government. If government breaks into the net it'll just be rules and policy from here on out.

On the internet I can do and say anything--be anyone. And I don't have to worry about legit death.

Think about westerns like that. There are a lot of cool comparisons to draw
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>>51052551
I've just seen The Searchers tonight at the end of a Ford retrospective, the general consensus was that it was fucking dire or always intended as a kind of joke (very heavy on slapstick parts anyway). Liberty Valance was much better. Now I truly get the German 'Wayne interessierts?' meme
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OP here. Thanks everybody.
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is surprisingly good, bit cheesy but enjoyable. The middle gets dragged like hell and the theres basically a second ending tacked on though.
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>>51052151
>>>/reddit/
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>>51057597
Came here to recommend this one.
Liberty Valance... and his Myrmidons!
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>>51051995
the searchers is eternal GOAT western
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Wild Bunch
You'll see where gun porn ie John Woo movies were influenced by.
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>>51053310
I'm not much of a Ford fan in general, but I do think Liberty Valance is tremendous and probably his best film.
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gritty and stylish. old but not enough you cant relate to it. who can relate to a guys with a bunch of swords.
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>>51052151
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcHL8efKKPE

YOU LOT!
WHAT?
Don't stop, give it all ya got...

abluhbluhbluhbloo- CHEESEBOIGER
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>>51052974
It was okay. Jamie foxx wasn't really that great of a western protagonist, and it felt like the doctor should have stuck it through until the very final climax to have a bit more dynamic.

The shoot out in the manor was fucking awesome though.
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>>51052151
>Tombstone
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>>51063117
I fucking loved the manor shootout. Also, the end bit with "Bye Miss Laura" was hilarious.
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The remake of 3:10 to Yuma is great.

Also try the remake of True Grit.

These have a more modern feel and can help you get into the genre.
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the outlaw josey wales
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