There are many old western movies that are favorites of many viewers. These are the genre of movies that has withstood the test of time and probably will surely continue to do so. Although, many of these types of films were usually filmed on a sound stage or a studio set, they were also films or movies that utilize some of the most beautiful locations while telling a story about the western way of life. Almost all of these types of movies envelope a gunfighter and a saloon considering that these were considered to be a way of life in the wild west. There are many movies that have taken one this concept and they are now considered to be almost classic. Lets take a look at some of the old western movies and discuss or explore a little bit about them.
It was the early types that would depict Indians as the bad guys and therefore, create the stereotypical cowboys and Indians battles. However, as time progressed, this changed into the gunfighter type of movie and would then depict a bad gunfighter against a good gunfighter while basically chasing gold. Then there were the films that would completely depict the bad guys taking over a town. This seemed to be the most well known storyline and it has still been used to this day.
“The Magnificent Seven” is one of those types of films. It depicts a group of gunfighters as the good guys that are protecting the townsfolk from the bad guys. It is also considered to be one of the best western type of movies there every was. It was made in nineteen sixty and starred Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen.
“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” is another older and well known western flick. This one stars Clint Eastwood and was made in nineteen sixty six by Italian film director Sergio Leone. It was to become the start of Clint Eastwood’ long and illustrious career. He also continued to work with this director and went on to make “For a Few Dollars More” as well as “A Fist Full of Dollars.” These are now very popular western movies that many are familiar with.
This western rage has continued into recent days with movies such as “Young Guns,” which would utilize Hollywood’s “brat pack” to tell the story of Billy the Kid, and “Unforgiven,” which told the story of an aging old gunfighter that would become mean when he drank whiskey. Both of these movies went on to become enormous successes.