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« #30 : December 13, 2007, 02:03:10 PM »

boomtowns - I think a wonderful example is Support Your Local Sheriff. ;D Of course, that one is mainly making jokes of the archetype, but you really can't get better archetypes than in parodies...
Well then, I'd like to include No-name City from Paint Your Wagon.



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« #31 : December 13, 2007, 02:19:20 PM »

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buckskins -  most iconic - Alan Ladd in Shane  but also Lee Van Cleef in Barquero

  I'd add John Wayne as Hondo Lane in the buckskins category.
 
  This could be a long topic with that list.... ;D



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« #32 : December 13, 2007, 06:08:13 PM »

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boomtowns - I think a wonderful example is Support Your Local Sheriff.  Of course, that one is mainly making jokes of the archetype, but you really can't get better archetypes than in parodies...

Well then, I'd like to include No-name City from Paint Your Wagon.

I'd also say Presbyterian Church from McCabe & Mrs. Miller


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« #33 : December 14, 2007, 12:52:49 AM »

That was the whole idea pard.... O0

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« #34 : December 14, 2007, 04:11:51 AM »

Hey cigar joe, don't we have (old) machine guns on the list?

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« #35 : December 14, 2007, 09:04:36 AM »

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« #36 : December 14, 2007, 04:17:25 PM »

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Hey cigar joe, don't we have (old) machine guns on the list?

''Il mercenario''
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Yea but if we get picky they should really be in a Zapata Archetype list and not a Western Archetype List, no?  ;)


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« #37 : December 14, 2007, 05:21:53 PM »

Agreed. In true Westerns, machine-guns are anachronisms.



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« #38 : December 14, 2007, 05:23:23 PM »

I agree, we are anyway talking about UN-TRUE westerns.

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« #39 : December 14, 2007, 09:03:23 PM »

bandannas - I've seen some really ridiculous looking bandannas in some Westerns (Lee Marvin's in Seven Men From Now, Luigi Pistillis in "Death Rides A Horse" and the kid that shoots Gregory Peck in "The Gunfighter" come to mind, they look somewhat effeminate, I wonder about some costumers sometimes, lol). John Wayne's & Eastwoods always look correct.

Living in Montana for 24 years I observed real cowhands and ex cowhands/construction workers wearing bandannas in the summer on the job. All of them wore them exactly like Eastwood's in the Dollars films, ie., folded tightly and tided tightly too, so that it looked like a band or choker around the neck, with the knot to the side. They would use it as a simple form of air conditioner. They would soak it throughly in water then fold it up & tie it on, the evaporation would cool the body.

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« #40 : December 15, 2007, 09:52:58 AM »

That's really interesting, CJ! O0



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« #41 : December 15, 2007, 05:17:16 PM »

But in a wind storm they could still use 'em to keep dust out their mouths?



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« #42 : December 15, 2007, 08:39:03 PM »

gay sex should be added.

have you not seen brokeback mountain?

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« #43 : December 16, 2007, 12:58:03 AM »

gay sex should be added.

have you not seen brokeback mountain?
that should be added if we lived in a world were the following thread was true:
http://imdb.com/title/tt0046303/board/thread/12531385


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« #44 : December 16, 2007, 07:21:30 AM »

But "gay or gay-like villains" could be added... just think the gay gang in Django Kill, White Snake, Stengel (I'm sure he's gay), Jack Palance's character in The Mercenary...


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