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‘Unforgiven’: The Nail in the Coffin of the Classic Western


*melancholic yeehaw*

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‘After Blue’ is the Hair-Raising Sci-Fi Acid Western of your Dreams


Listen. This one isn’t going to be for everyone. But if you’re a freak who loves goop and Gucci rifles, you’d do well to visit ‘After Blue.’

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I’m Ready For My Close-Up, Mr. Leone: How a Shot Defined the Western


Sergio Leone put the Western genre under a microscope. Or at the very least, a macro lens.

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A Formal Investigation Into Why Spaghetti Western Music Slaps So Hard


Guitar twangs, piccolos, and bass trombones, oh my!

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What is a Western, Anyway?


The Western is dead, long live the Western.

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The Western Lives On in Science Fiction Television


Traditional Westerns may still be out of fashion, but you can find a semblance of the genre in ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek’ TV series.

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A Brief History of Horror-Westerns


Horror and Westerns are two distinct genres, but they’ve proven to be strong companions throughout the years.

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The Western and Samurai Influences of ‘The Mandalorian’


The galaxy far, far away was inspired by the Old West and feudal Japan.

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The Continued Calamity of Animated Westerns


Almost all of the major animation studios have attempted Westerns, and all of them have either been flops or are mostly forgotten.