Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Well, over the weekend i watched Blazing Saddles - a comedy Western, pretty good it was too

    Are there any fans of Westerns in here...and the question is. Why do you enjoy watching them?"

    Just like to add...my grandad, who 82, has a sour view of America on the whole (his opinion because of what they do in world affairs and the alike....), he believes Westerns are not good history to have - with the shooting and killing, the negative, harsh, unrealistic portrayol of the Red Indians, the Native American Indians in the film genre. All too emblematic of an arguement that this aggression in their history, guns and the alike, repeats and recyles, manifesting itself in modern day affairs, his example, he was against Iraq.

    So what are people's opinions?
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    John Ford made the great American westerns which contributed so much to our mythic ideas of American settlement. Terrific stuff.

    Sam Peckinpah made some beautiful films, primarily about the tragedy of male violence.

    Sergio Leone made the great existential spaghetti westerns with Morricone's music and Clint's squint.

    These are the only westerns I watch really, there's enough great cinema there not to bother with lesser talents.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Sergio Leone made some of the best westerns in the world with
    A fistful of dollars
    For a few dollars more
    and The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    one of the best does have to be Blazing saddles though, that is such a funny film
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by wizard)
    Well, over the weekend i watched Blazing Saddles - a comedy Western, pretty good it was too

    Are there any fans of Westerns in here...and the question is. Why do you enjoy watching them?"

    Just like to add...my grandad, who 82, has a sour view of America on the whole (his opinion because of what they do in world affairs and the alike....), he believes Westerns are not good history to have - with the shooting and killing, the negative, harsh, unrealistic portrayol of the Red Indians, the Native American Indians in the film genre. All too emblematic of an arguement that this aggression in their history, guns and the alike, repeats and recyles, manifesting itself in modern day affairs, his example, he was against Iraq.

    So what are people's opinions?
    They're just movies. War movies are just as emblematic of violence. Action movies are emblematic of violence, also. Movies, including westerns, are meant to be entertainment, not a historical depiction of reality. As for having an "aggressive history," most countries have an aggressive history--it's generally how you get land to have a country. When the Normans invaded, they didn't exactly playing hopscotch with the Anglo-Saxons.
 
 
 
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: June 13, 2005
The home of Results and Clearing

2,029

people online now

1,567,000

students helped last year
Poll
How are you feeling about GCSE results day?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.