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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-05-11 06:48 pm

[ SECRET POST #3781 ]

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-11 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
I think that's mostly fair, but I can't agree with regards to looks and cinematography. Say what you will about the other aspects but some of those old Westerns are just extraordinarily gorgeous - especially the John Ford ones. What a fucking legend of a director. And then a lot of the 70s ones are quite gorgeous as well in a very different way.

Of course there are also plenty that were just ugly, but a lot of the appeal of the genre is aesthetic to me, and I don't think the central aesthetic appeal has really changed. Gorgeous landscapes well shot

(Anonymous) 2017-05-11 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Maybe it's just me but while the landscape shots in old westerns are lovely, the film quality doesn't always do it justice. Not the way modern technology can, anyway.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-11 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I think it does it justice in different ways. but even if you prefer the modern shots of stupendous fucking mountains, John Ford's shots are still gorgeous shots of stupendous fucking mountains.

Actually I think the best looking westerns were the 70s ones, but still.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-12 04:06 am (UTC)(link)
That's my problem sometimes, too, but only with color. Lots of old color movies looked good, but there were plenty where the film quality just couldn't capture the subtle beauty of real-world colors. Black and white movies looked fine, though.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-12 06:06 am (UTC)(link)
Same. Nothing against black and white movies, and it works great for many classics. But for movies where the landscapes are a big part of the setting, I miss color. The American southwest is so vivid with an almost alien beauty that black and white doesn't begin to do it justice.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-11 11:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, some of the Spanish and Italian ones had some good cinematography and great music. I don't even like Westerns as a genre, but the European ones had some good artistry.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-11 11:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I feel like you're trying to troll me

They are good movies, though