History Main / TwilightOfTheOldWest

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.
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.
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