History Main / TwilightOfTheOldWest

15th Mar '17 12:04:59 PM Lawman592
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* ''Film/McCabeAndMrsMiller'' may, upon first glance, appear to take place early in the era of the WildWest. However, the appearance of a vacuum cleaner and UsefulNotes/WilliamMcKinley presidential posters indicate it's actually around 1900 and times are changing.

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* ''Film/McCabeAndMrsMiller'' may, upon first glance, appear to take place early in the era of the WildWest. However, the appearance of a vacuum cleaner and UsefulNotes/WilliamMcKinley presidential campaign posters indicate it's actually around 1900 and times are changing.
15th Mar '17 12:04:06 PM Lawman592
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* ''Film/LonelyAreTheBrave'' is set in the early 1960s. The protagonist, Jack Burns (Kirk Douglas), is an itinerant ranch hand who still rides everywhere on horseback and sleeps wherever he ends up in the evening; he refuses to join modern society, claiming that he resents its emphasis on telling people where they can or can't go and what they can or can't do. He is finding maintaining his Old West lifestyle increasingly difficult, however; the film is bookended by two attempts to ride his horse across Highway 66, only for the horse to be spooked by the noise of the cars. The second time, it is both dark and rainy, and [[spoiler:the horse's panic leaves Burns in the path of an oncoming 18-wheeler]].

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* ''Film/LonelyAreTheBrave'' is set in the early 1960s. The protagonist, Jack Burns (Kirk Douglas), (Creator/KirkDouglas), is an itinerant ranch hand who still rides everywhere on horseback and sleeps wherever he ends up in the evening; he refuses to join modern society, claiming that he resents its emphasis on telling people where they can or can't go and what they can or can't do. He is finding maintaining his Old West lifestyle increasingly difficult, however; the film is bookended by two attempts to ride his horse across Highway 66, only for the horse to be spooked by the noise of the cars. The second time, it is both dark and rainy, and [[spoiler:the horse's panic leaves Burns in the path of an oncoming 18-wheeler]].
15th Feb '17 4:57:42 PM benda
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* Creator/SergioLeone's last SpaghettiWestern ''Film/DuckYouSucker'' is set during UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution, making full use of the Western landscapes that had been used his previous films, but now with 20th century weapons and transportation. In fact it all looks as if the Old West had already ended before the film began.

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* Creator/SergioLeone's last SpaghettiWestern ''Film/DuckYouSucker'' is set during UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution, making full use of the Western landscapes that had been used his previous films, but now with 20th century weapons and transportation. In fact it all looks as if the Old West had already ended before the film began.began - especially after the first hour.
15th Feb '17 4:56:53 PM benda
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* Creator/SergioLeone's last SpaghettiWestern ''Film/DuckYouSucker'' is set during UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution, making full use of the Western landscapes that had been used his previous films, but now with 20th century weapons and transportation.

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* Creator/SergioLeone's last SpaghettiWestern ''Film/DuckYouSucker'' is set during UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution, making full use of the Western landscapes that had been used his previous films, but now with 20th century weapons and transportation. In fact it all looks as if the Old West had already ended before the film began.
12th Nov '16 5:20:25 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheShootist'', JohnWayne plays a dying gunfighter in the fast-changing West of 1901.

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* In ''Film/TheShootist'', JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne plays a dying gunfighter in the fast-changing West of 1901.
12th Nov '16 5:20:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance'' has this dramatized by the tragic CharacterArc of JohnWayne's character, as he sees his way of life fading away with Creator/JimmyStewart's character [[{{Pun}} taking the reins (so to speak)]].

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* ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance'' has this dramatized by the tragic CharacterArc of JohnWayne's Creator/JohnWayne's character, as he sees his way of life fading away with Creator/JimmyStewart's character [[{{Pun}} taking the reins (so to speak)]].
17th Oct '16 3:14:01 PM LentilSandEater
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* Though still set squarely in the Old West, ''Film/TheLastSamurai'' shows a time when - for some people, at least - that time was already starting to die out. The hero, no longer needed as an Indian fighter in his own land, is offered employment oversees fighting a different kind of "savage".
** This could also mirror the fact that Japan, at the same time, is facing its own EndOfAnAge, with the decline of the samurai and feudal era.

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* Though still set squarely in the Old West, ''Film/TheLastSamurai'' shows a time when - for some people, at least - that time was already starting to die out. The hero, no longer needed as an Indian fighter in his own land, is offered employment oversees fighting a different kind of "savage".
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"savage". This could also mirror mirrors the fact that Japan, at the same time, is facing its own EndOfAnAge, with the decline of the samurai and feudal era.era.
23rd Sep '16 3:58:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ThreeAmigos'' lampshades and parodies Wild Western tropes...even though the plot takes place in the Mexican frontiers around WorldWarI, with the protagonists washed-up silent film stars pretending to be cowboys. At one point, German military pilots show up to train the main villain's banditos in more "modern" weapons.

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* ''Film/ThreeAmigos'' lampshades and parodies Wild Western tropes...even though the plot takes place in the Mexican frontiers around WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, with the protagonists washed-up silent film stars pretending to be cowboys. At one point, German military pilots show up to train the main villain's banditos in more "modern" weapons.
1st Sep '16 5:43:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' takes place in 1911, with this trope in full effect. Federal agents have shown up to tame the Wild West, and they've brought an automobile with them. They repeatedly refer to the hero, RetiredOutlaw John Marston, as a remnant of a bygone age, even as they use him to track down his former gang mates. Indeed, one of the game's major themes is the incompatibility of the old west with "civilized" people, whom are ever encroaching upon it.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezGunslinger'' actually starts off in 1910. Most of the story however is told via flashback during the heyday of the Wild West.

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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' takes place in 1911, with this trope in full effect. Federal agents have shown up to tame the Wild West, and they've brought an automobile with them. They repeatedly refer to the hero, RetiredOutlaw John Marston, as a remnant of a bygone age, even as they use him to track down his former gang mates. Indeed, one of the game's major themes is the incompatibility of the old west with "civilized" people, whom are ever encroaching upon it.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezGunslinger'' actually starts off in 1910. Most of the story however is told via flashback during the heyday of the Wild West.

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1st Sep '16 5:43:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/RideTheHighCountry'' involves two aging ex-lawman hired to guard a shipment of gold being transported out of the Sierras in early 20th century California. The opening scene, especially, captures the flavor of this trope; director SamPeckinpah revisits the same themes in ''TheWildBunch''.

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* ''Film/RideTheHighCountry'' involves two aging ex-lawman hired to guard a shipment of gold being transported out of the Sierras in early 20th century California. The opening scene, especially, captures the flavor of this trope; director SamPeckinpah revisits the same themes in ''TheWildBunch''.''Film/TheWildBunch''.



* ''{{Nichols}}'', a 1970s [[WesternSeries Western]] {{Dramedy}} starring Creator/JamesGarner, took place in 1914 Arizona and had the title character, a pacifistic sheriff, using cars and motorcycles rather than a horse.

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* ''{{Nichols}}'', ''Series/{{Nichols}}'', a 1970s [[WesternSeries Western]] {{Dramedy}} starring Creator/JamesGarner, took place in 1914 Arizona and had the title character, a pacifistic sheriff, using cars and motorcycles rather than a horse.
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