Classic Western Movies are Still the All-Time Favorites for Film Buffs
|February 6, 2012||Posted by berns under Western Literature, Westernfilms||
Many old western movies are favorites of many film buffs and even ordinary moviegoers. This type of movie genre has withstood the many decades of the entertainment industry will most likely continue to do so for decades more. Although, many of these types of films were usually filmed on an enclosed set, they were also films or movies that utilize some of the most beautiful locations while telling a story about the western way of life.
Nearly all of these kinds of movies involve a gunfighter and a saloon considering that these were considered to be a way of life in the wild west. There are many movies that have taken on this concept and they are now considered to be classic films. This article describes some of the old western movies and the details that made them so interesting.
The Development of Western Movies
The earliest kinds of western movies depicted Indians as the bad guys and therefore, created the typical cowboys and Indians battles. However, as time progressed, this changed into the gunfighter type of movie and would then depict a bad gunfighter against a good gunfighter while making it very appealing to the viewers. Then there were the films that would completely depict the bad cowboys taking over a town. This seemed to be the most well known storyline and it has still been used even at present.
Some Great Examples of Western Movies
One of the best is “The Magnificent Seven” as one of those kinds of films. This depicts a group of gunfighters as the good guys that are protecting the people of the town from the bad guys. It is also considered to be one of the best western type of movies made of this type. It was made in 1960 and had Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen as some of the actors.
Another is the “Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, a great example of western movies. This one had Clint Eastwood and was made in 1960 as well by an Italian film director. It was to become the start of Clint Eastwood’s highly acclaimed career as actor. He also continued to work with this director and went on to film other classics like “For a Few Dollars More” as well as “A Fist Full of Dollars.”
These are all very well known western movies that lots of people consider classics of that genre. This western rage has continued into the last few years with films like “Appaloosa,” which would utilize the best of today’s crop of actors, and also the “Unforgiven” film, which told the story of an aging old gunfighter that only wanted to earn a living and had to avenge the death of his friend. Both of these movies went on to become enormous successes.
Truly, western movies are here to stay as the quality of stories and the actors playing them get better and better.