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15th Jan '18 11:45:54 AM cdrood
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* ''Film/BiteTheBullet'' takes place in 1908 and features a 700 mile horse race. The reporter for the newspaper sponsoring the race drives in an automobile, which the heroes borrow to pursue escaped convicts who stole their horses. It's clear that the old west is seen more as a the stuff of novels than a way of life for most outside of the cowboy protagonist.
30th Nov '17 4:17:02 PM ClintEastwood
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* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' has a constant undertone of the Seven dealing with a world that has little need for their profession anymore. They accept the low-rate job south of the border because it's better than any other prospects.

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* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960'' has a constant undertone of the Seven dealing with a world that has little need for their profession anymore. They accept the low-rate job south of the border because it's better than any other prospects.
5th Nov '17 2:04:11 PM ZSF
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* Though most of ''Literature/BloodMeridian'' takes place in the 1840s and '50 (in other words, closer to the ''beginning'' of the classic "Old West" era), the final section jumps forward to 1878 and engages in some reflection on the end of an age. (However, given the utter bleakness and brutality of the earlier parts, the effect is less elegiac than wearily nihilistic.)

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* Though most of ''Literature/BloodMeridian'' takes place in the 1840s and '50 '50s (in other words, closer to the ''beginning'' of the classic "Old West" era), the final section jumps forward to 1878 and engages in some reflection on the end of an age. (However, However, given the utter bleakness and brutality of the earlier parts, the effect is less elegiac than wearily nihilistic.)
5th Nov '17 1:35:21 PM ZSF
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* Though most of ''Literature/BloodMeridian'' takes place in the 1840s and '50 (in other words, closer to the ''beginning'' of the classic "Old West" era), the final section jumps forward to 1878 and engages in some reflection on the end of an age. (Though, given the utter bleakness and brutality of the earlier parts, the effect is less elegiac than wearily nihilistic.)

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* Though most of ''Literature/BloodMeridian'' takes place in the 1840s and '50 (in other words, closer to the ''beginning'' of the classic "Old West" era), the final section jumps forward to 1878 and engages in some reflection on the end of an age. (Though, (However, given the utter bleakness and brutality of the earlier parts, the effect is less elegiac than wearily nihilistic.)
5th Nov '17 1:34:53 PM ZSF
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* Though most of ''Literature/BloodMeridian'' takes place in the 1840s and '50 (in other words, closer to the ''beginning'' of the classic "Old West" era), the final section jumps forward to 1878 and engages in some reflection on the end of an age. (Though, given the utter bleakness and brutality of the earlier parts, the effect is less elegiac than wearily nihilistic.)
5th Nov '17 1:20:24 PM ZSF
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* ''Literature/BloodMeridian'' is literally subtitled "An Evening Redness in the West", and is a comment on the death of that era.
9th Oct '17 2:01:52 PM iowaforever
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* ''Film/{{Hidalgo}}''; protagonist Frank Hopkins delivered the orders that resulted in the Wounded Knee Massacre, and he becomes a headliner in Buffalo Bill's show before being asked to participate in a race across the Arabian desert.
5th Oct '17 5:39:50 PM foxley
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* Originally, the adventures of Cinnamon in Franchise/TheDCU were set in this period (although later stories moved her back to the more typical WildWest period).

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* Originally, the adventures of Cinnamon in Franchise/TheDCU were set in this period (although later stories moved her back to the more typical WildWest period). The narration in her first appearance mentions the frontier being strangled by railroad lines and telegraph wires.



* Parodied in the final story of a ''Lobo'' {{Elseworld}} that reimagined the Main Man as various Western characters. "The Last Despera-bo" is a wistful page of the character reflecting on how times are changing and there doesn't seem to be much place for him any more. Then he gets hit by a truck.

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* Parodied in the final story of a ''Lobo'' ''ComicBook/{{Lobo}}'' {{Elseworld}} that reimagined the Main Man as various Western characters. "The Last Despera-bo" is a wistful page of the character reflecting on how times are changing and there doesn't seem to be much place for him any more. Then he gets hit by a truck.
* ''A Man Called Frank'' was a western themed take on ComicBook/ThePunisher. Frank Castle is a cowboy (and veteran of the UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar) during this time who is out for revenge to the criminals who killed his family.
25th Sep '17 11:18:38 AM Lawman592
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The Twilight Of The Old West is a trope invoked by stories depicting the changes that took place in Western North America and Mexico during the closing days of the WildWest and the beginning days of the NewOldWest. This is roughly the period between 1890 (the year the U.S. Census Bureau announced the closing of the frontier and the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred thereby marking the end of the "Indian Wars") and 1920 (which marked the official end of UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution when guerilla/bandit forces operated along the US/Mexican border and the beginning of Prohibition in the U.S. which closed the last of the old West saloons).

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The Twilight Of The Old West is a trope invoked by stories depicting the changes that took place in Western North America and Mexico during the closing days of the WildWest and the beginning days of the NewOldWest. This is roughly the period between 1890 (the year the U.S. Census Bureau announced the closing of the frontier and the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred thereby marking the end of the "Indian Wars") Indian Wars) and 1920 (which marked the official end of UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution when guerilla/bandit forces operated along the US/Mexican border and the beginning of Prohibition in the U.S. which closed the last of the old West saloons).
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.
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