A Review on, The Western

The Silver Phoenix By The Silver Phoenix, 8th Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/ufpmed9y/
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the use of animals, like horses and cattle will end, as the viewer can clearly see, they are peaceful herbivores and feel highly stressed, disturbed and frightened by fights, like explosives, guns and any loud noise.

A Review on, The Western

These days, the Western genre of movies is hardly anywhere to be seen. We need only turn back the pages of reel history to a couple of decades ago, and suddenly we will find ourselves in the company of larger than life cowboy heroes, such as Randolph Scott, John Wayne, Alan Ladd, Charles Bronson, Clint Walker, Glenn Ford, Burt Lancaster and Clint Eastwood.
These are just a handful of larger than life names that still play on in the back of our minds whenever we reminisce about those cowboy movies. They were all about the good guys verses the bad guys, whoever they maybe. The hero was always there to sort them out.
The movie 'Shane' was probably the original, and most fondly remembered, western classic about a mysterious man who rides down from the high hills to spend time with a hospitable family. Unfortunately, the baddie turns up, played by Jack Palance and trouble strikes. Moving on, the Western gained its greatest lift from John Wayne.
In 'The Shootist', John Wayne's character says (quote) ' I never do any harm to anyone, and I don't expect the same from them' (unquote). He is playing a man who has turned away from a life of shooting and now wants to live out the rest of his days as a recluse, while suffering from cancer. Unfortunately, the bad guys are just round the corner, so he has to change his plans and confront them one last time. John Wayne had one other brilliant talent, which was his sense of humour. He struck a wonderful chemistry with the likes of Oliver Hardy, Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum.
Charles Bronson also played wonderful character roles, as in The Magnificent Seven in which his hero befriends a group of Mexican Children. He left a lasting and moving impression in that movie, as did James Coburn as the knife slinger.
Latest in the list of western heroes is Clint Eastwood, who is still going strong. His movies as 'the man with no name' took a leap with the spaghetti westerns. There was no looking back after that. Clint always promises to please his legions of fans with comeback performances and makes the westerns 100% enjoyable to watch.
Perhaps, and hopefully, with the changing times and awakening of peoples attitudes, the use of animals, like horses and cattle will end, as the viewer can clearly see, they are peaceful herbivores and feel highly stressed, disturbed and frightened by fights, like explosives, guns and any loud noise. They just want to graze peacefully away from people. The western can comfortably enjoy its on-going success, but without the misuse of animals.

The End.

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Cowboys, Horses, Wild West

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