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Concepts of chivalry and honor, cowboys on the open range and stylized violence characterize the western, where wilderness and “civilization” are at odds and a lone hero sets right a conflict that threatens the community. In the western dream life, historical figures such as Jesse James, Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp are often remembered by actors who played them: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gary Cooper and others.

Genres / Western

SUB-GENRES  · Spaghetti Western · Mexican Western