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Old March 1 2013, 02:42 PM   #31
The Cubed Ho
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Re: Western genre feature film resurgence 2010-2015

I, too, believe we could use a lot more pro-Union protagonists in Westerns, as opposed to Southern fighters. I don't consider OUTLAND a Western, and since DJANGO is deep South-set, it's really only an adapted Spaghetti Western. And while THE FLINTSTONES was clearly a HONEYMOONERS rip-off, wasn't THE JETSONS a FLINTSTONES one? Not to get off the track too much...
One film I don't believe was mentioned here was the excellent TRUE GRIT remake, which if you leave out DJANGO is currently the most nationally sucessful, barring inflation.
I think there is something to be said for the geographic argument regarding Westerns, but there is also ocasional room for leeway, thematically or location-wise. They'd be the exceptions to the rule, however.
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