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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Two Types of Westerns

I like westerns and I think you should, too. If you don't then I'm not sure we can be friends. What's that? You didn't want to be friends, anyway? Oh, well, ahem, anyway...

So, I've been thinking about what 'kind' of western I like more -- the stylistic, absolutely awesome 'man with no name' trilogy type, or other westerns that have more of a theme or message.

The Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leone 'man with no name trilogy' is absolutely awesome, but perhaps rather nihilistic and certainly rather unemotional.

I happen to like Tombstone, and it represents a type of western that has a 'moral' or 'message,' although quite frankly I am now calling all of this into question -- perhaps The Good, the Bad & the Ugly does have a message, it's just conveyed in a much different way.

Well, I guess just disregard everything I just said. Have a nice day.