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« : March 29, 2005, 03:56:01 PM »

Somebody I think on the SW board came up with an interesting distinction The "Cowboy" movie vs the "Western".

Cowboy movie being the the kind where the good guys are wearing white hats, don't cuss, don't drink, and are overly idealistic etc., etc. The "Western" being the grittier more realistic, more true film.


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« #1 : March 30, 2005, 09:34:19 AM »

I think that is a fair comment.  In that case, I really hate "cowboy" films.  What I liked about the majority of spaghetti westerns (and other "westerns") is that the characters look dirty - you can almost smell them sometimes.  I'm sure that is a far more accurate depiction of the old west!


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« #2 : March 30, 2005, 10:21:04 AM »


I've always diskliked cowboy films but then I saw one recently that I really enjoyed "The Culpepper Cattle Company". Great film.


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« #3 : March 30, 2005, 12:21:41 PM »

clayton moore, the lone ranger, along with his faithful
companion tonto, who ineviatably got sent into town just too get beat up, represented the knuckle end of the long arm of the law.

if it's about the wild west my hands are tied.  i don't want to differentiate although i follow c/j. it's as wide as it is deep.
 

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