Friday Friends: The Six-Gun Western is Not Dead
CowboySpirit.TV - This week's edition of Friday Friends comes from Chris Hicks writing for the Deseret News.
The Six-Gun Western is Not Dead
The Western is not dead, but it does seem to have been kicked to the curb.
While every other movie genre is well represented in the 21st century, a theatrical release of one or two Westerns each year seems like cause for celebration, especially if one happens to be a big-budget effort with a recognizable cast.
This is a movie form that was once at the top of the heap, far ahead of low-budget, B-level fantasy comic-book adaptations. But now, of course, colorful skintight costumes and super powers have usurped the 10-gallon hat and six-guns once worn by John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Randolph Scott, Audie Murphy, Joel McCrea and other stars that drew audiences to outdoor epics from the early silent era well into the 1970s.
As if to demonstrate the transition, ever since "Star Wars" critics have referred to sci-fi adventures as "Westerns in space." [Read the rest at: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765560098/The-six-gun-Western-is-not-dead.html ]
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