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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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1st Sep '16 5:41:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Part of ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'' is set in this timeframe. [[spoiler: Skinner Sweet attends a Wild West Show, and is highly offended at how he and his WorthyOpponent are portrayed.]]
* 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).
* ComicBook/JonahHex's DeadlyDistantFinale.

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* Part of ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'' is set in this timeframe. [[spoiler: Skinner Sweet attends a Wild West Show, and is highly offended at how he and his WorthyOpponent are portrayed.]]
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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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* ComicBook/JonahHex's DeadlyDistantFinale.



* Hergé completely failed to understand this trope when making ''[[{{Tintin}} Tintin In America]]'', and as such features [[TheWildWest cowboys]] and [[TheRoaringTwenties gangsters]] [[AnachronismStew in the same story]] and sometimes in the exact same location.

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* Hergé completely failed to understand this trope when making ''[[{{Tintin}} Tintin In America]]'', and as such features [[TheWildWest cowboys]] and [[TheRoaringTwenties gangsters]] [[AnachronismStew in the same story]] and sometimes in the exact same location.



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* The story "The Long High Noon" in the anthology ''Law of the Gun'' is about two {{Gunslinger}}s trying to have a decisive shootout over several decades as the Old West fades around them. By the end of the story, they're both playing aged extras in cowboy movies. [[spoiler: One of them finally decisively plugs the other, then walks in front of an automobile.]]

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* The story "The Long High Noon" in the anthology ''Law of the Gun'' is about two {{Gunslinger}}s trying to have a decisive shootout over several decades as the Old West fades around them. By the end of the story, they're both playing aged extras in cowboy movies. [[spoiler: One of them finally decisively plugs the other, then walks in front of an automobile.]] ]]



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* Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, which toured from 1883 to 1913, was a result of the closing of the West. There were all of these people still alive who had lived through the wildest days of the West, which had finally been tamed and fenced in. So the only way left to experience the WildWest was TheThemeParkVersion, and William F. Cody brought some of the best to his show, like Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull.
* [[UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution The hunt for Pancho Villa]] had both the primitive setting of the borderlands and the high-tech for their time gasoline-powered trucks, airplanes, radios and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondragón_rifle automatic weapons.]]

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* Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, which toured from 1883 to 1913, was a result of the closing of the West. There were all of these people still alive who had lived through the wildest days of the West, which had finally been tamed and fenced in. So the only way left to experience the WildWest was TheThemeParkVersion, and William F. Cody brought some of the best to his show, like Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull.
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* [[UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution The hunt for Pancho Villa]] had both the primitive setting of the borderlands and the high-tech for their time gasoline-powered trucks, airplanes, radios and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondragón_rifle automatic weapons.]]

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1st Sep '16 5:41:04 AM Morgenthaler
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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 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 character, as he sees his way of life fading away with JimmyStewart's Creator/JimmyStewart's character [[{{Pun}} taking the reins (so to speak)]].
7th Aug '16 6:09:33 PM nombretomado
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* Originally, the adventures of Cinnamon in 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 TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU were set in this period (although later stories moved her back to the more typical WildWest period).
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