Questions tagged [western]

A genre of film usually devoted to stories set primarily in the late 19th Century, in the American Old West.

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How did they make these gun sound effects from the 1970's?

Gun sounds from old films often had a whining sound like an electric motor or a 500CC motorbike. What materials were used to record that sound?
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Were there spaghetti westerns with a 'Man with no Name' before the Leone (non)-trilogy?

After reading Is the man with no name the same character? and specifically, this answer, I began to wonder about precursors of the 'Man with no Name' character, played by Clint Eastwood in the ...
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Western Parody - White hats vs Black hats [closed]

This film is all about the good guys wear white hats and the bad guys wear black hats trope. I've tried looking it up but can't find it anywhere. The hero (in a white hat) comes into town and clears ...
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Were cowboy stories popular before movies?

There are lots of cowboy movies out there, and especially in the 50s and 60s, they seemed to be the most popular genre. Pretty much any (male) star who was anybody in those decades did a western or ...
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Is there a trope for cowboys who laugh after punching something?

In Overwatch and Mortal Kombat X, there are two characters, one is Mcree, and the other is Erron Black. Both are themed and designed to be your stereotypical cowboy. However, I have been looking for ...
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Old western set in a cavalry outpost in the desert — lots of friction between the commander and his newest lieutenant [closed]

I once watched this movie on television. I think this was in the late 1980s. It was a western, in color, in English. Most of it was set in and around a U.S. Cavalry outpost somewhere in the deserts of ...
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Use of anachronisms in film intros to surprise the user with the revelation of the actual time period

Sam Peckinpah did this at least twice: The Wild Bunch: The film opens with an Old West-style bank robbery in progress, but as we see more detail, we notice that several of the bandits are armed with ...
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What exactly are those typical bean dishes in Italo Western?

If you look at the typical Italo Western there is a common theme of eating. Both heroes and villains are eating a typical bean sludge dish in a frying pan by hand....dirty hands, to be precise. While ...
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What movie is this set from? [closed]

While on a motorbiking trip across America in 2012, we had the good fortune to be taken to visit a movie set. We were not allowed onto the set itself as they were due to start filming soon after we ...
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Name of B western movie that starts with horse race [closed]

Looking for name of B western movie in color from "50-60 seen on TV. It starts out with a horse race in a town out west. A stranger rides in at the last minute, hands a couple of law books to an old ...
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Revisionist westerns of the 70's

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,...
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To which degree were Spaghetti Westerns influenced by Italian Neorealism?

After the chaos of WWII and the Mussolini-government the largely devastated Italian film industry developed the so-called Italian Neorealism, which distanced itself from the epic studio productions ...
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Fat Cowboy, a Skinny Cowboy, and a Prostitute [closed]

It was around 1995 that I watched this cowboy movie. It think it was not very popular and not a high grade movie. I just want to watch it again because that was the first cowboy movie that I watched. ...
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Amateur kills outlaw with a lucky shot and is hailed as a hero [closed]

I think it was a black and white film, made in the same kind of style as High Noon. I think it starts with outlaws robbing a town, they might have killed some people too. As they are riding away ...
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What are the analogies/homages to Western Cinema in Breaking Bad?

Critics have drawn comparisons of scenes in Breaking Bad to classic Western Cinema. Vince Gilligan himself has spoken of such influences, and I was just wondering if there are any specific pro-filmic/...
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What is a “Spaghetti Western”?

I've seen numerous films being described as a Spaghetti Western. What exactly makes a film a Spaghetti Western?
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Western about a sheriff with a tin star made by children [closed]

There are many westerns about reluctant sheriffs, including "The Tin Star," but the one I am looking for has a star that children made for the sheriff, misspelled if I recall correctly. Like usual ...
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Spaghetti Western with a blind man [closed]

I'm looking for a movie. It is a western, the main character is blind and it's a really good shooter. The man is in his 50s and is dressed in black. His finally battle is in a church with the noise of ...
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Rango's Western reference?

The (excellent) Rango is filled with references to other movies. While I found quite a lot of them, I'm stuck on this one. Which (famous I suppose) western does this scene refer to?
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Western with extremely sweat-lathered horses [closed]

I recently watched a western that showed some (feasibly only one) extremely sweat-lathered horses. They'd been ridden hard, but I honestly can't remember if it was in the context of a horse-race, ...