Why are many movies of the 70's called revisionist? If I look up many of Eastwood's westerns, they would be found in a search of 'revisionist westerns'. Why are they called that?
Edit: By asking this, I mean take cowboys vs indians. Many of us my age (50) played this when we were young. Cowboys were the good guys and the Indians bad. Usually. There were many movies in the 40's and 50's where this was also true. We also played good cowboys vs the bad guys (I owned a black cowboy hat, which usually made me the bad guy) Many of Gene Autrey's movies were like this.
If we call Outlaw Josey Wales a revisionist western, I sort of understand, because Wales' second partner was Chief Dan George, and in the end he makes peace with the famous 'crying Indian'. But the main bad guys were bad guys. (The Red Legs) Why was this a revisionist movie?