Michael Cimino
(Movies & TV)
Larry McMurtry
Susan Kohner
(Movies & TV)
Felicia Farr
(Movies & TV)
Clint Eastwood
(Movies & TV)
Paul Dooley
(Movies & TV)
Elmore Leonard

See also

Western (genre)

Knowledge Identifier: $Western_(genre)


Western (genre)

Genre of various arts, such as film, television, radio, fiction and artadd

Category: Movies & TV

Launched in 1950.

Countries: United States (85%), Mexico (5%), (5%)

Main connections: Michael Cimino, Larry McMurtry, Susan Kohner

Linked to: American Film Institute, YouTube, British Film Institute




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After the early 1950s, various wide screen formats such as cinemascope and VistaVision used the expanded width of the screen to display spectacular Western landscapes add something


The Big Sky (film) - "'The Big Sky"' is a 1952 American Western film directed by Howard Hawks, based on the novel of the same name


One of the earlier films that encompasses all these features was the 1956 adventure film "The Last Wagon" in which Richard Widmark played a white man raised by Comanches and persecuted by whites, with Felicia Farr and Susan Kohner playing young women forced into leadership roles add something


The peak year for television Westerns was 1959, with 26 such shows airing during prime-time add something


In the 1960s academic and critical attention to cinema as a legitimate art form emerged add something


In the 1960s and 1970s, the Western was re-invented with the revisionist Western add something


Increasing costs of American television production led to most action half hour series vanishing in the early 1960s to be replaced by hour-long television shows, increasingly in color add something


Many writers better known in other genres like Elmore Leonard, Leigh Brackett, and Larry McMurtry have written Western novels The genre's popularity peaked in the 1960s, due in part to the end of many pulp magazines, the popularity of televised Westerns, and the rise of the spy novel add something


The Western was one of the most well-known Hollywood genres from the early 20th century to the 1960s add something


Traditional westerns died out in the late 1960s as a result of network changes in demographic targeting along with pressure from parental television groups add something


One example of a Euro Western is the 1961 Anglo-Spanish film "The Savage Guns" add something


Readership began to drop off in the mid- to late 1970s and has reached a new low in the 2000s add something


Some Western themed-computer games include the 1970s game "The Oregon Trail", the 1990s games "Sunset Riders", "Outlaws", "Mad Dog McCree", and the 2000s-era "Gun", "Red Dead Revolver", "Red Dead Redemption" and "Call of Juarez" add something


The 1970 film "El Topo" is an allegorical cult Western and underground film about the eponymous character, a violent black-clad gunfighter, and his quest for enlightenment add something


There are a number of films about Western-type characters in contemporary settings, such as "Junior Bonner" set in the 1970s and "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" in the 21st century add something


Western shows from the 1970s included "McCloud", "Hec Ramsey", "Little House on the Prairie", and "Kung Fu" add something


Spaghetti Westerns laid the groundwork for "Sholay" in 1975 after which it was called as curry western add something


Heaven's Gate (film) - "'Heaven's Gate"' is a 1980 American epic Western film written and directed by Michael Cimino


He became honorary chief of the tribe of Sioux when he visited the United States of America in the 1990s and the television crew accompanying him showed the tribe one of his films add something


In the 1990s and 2000s, hour-long Westerns and slickly packaged made-for-TV movie Westerns were introduced add something


In the 1990s and 2000s, the Western comic leaned toward the Weird West subgenre, usually involving supernatural monsters, or Christian iconography as in "Preacher" add something


As well, new elements were once again added to the Western formula, such as the Western-science fiction show "Firefly", created by Joss Whedon in 2002 add something


"Deadwood" was a critically acclaimed Western series which aired on HBO from 2004 through 2006 add something


In 2010 "Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam", a western adventure comedy film based on cowboy movies and paying homages to the John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Jaishankar was made in Tamil add something


In 2015, the independent film "Hate Horses" starring Dominique Swain, Ron Thompson and Paul Dooley billed itself as, "The second electric Western add something