If there is any film genre that never goes out of fashion and is still reinventing itself decade after decade, that is the Western. The great classics of the 60’s as Calamity Jane, the good, The bad and the ugly or Centaurs of the desert reflected the fantasies and concerns of the american society of his time, with frames to satisfy the cravings of curiosity, out of a population that inhabited a country in which abounded the territories unexplored.
During much of the TWENTIETH century, the genre managed to lay a few narrative codes and news filmas the cinemascope; the result of the need to record wide shots outdoorsthat influenced significantly in the later films. The far west it has always fascinated great directorsand many have been able to re-visit the genre in modern films. If well cared for photography and the quality in the art direction of that flaunt the newest titles, reflect a qualitative change in the visual look and narrative, the plots and characters have been able to adapt to the new times so fresh and renewed.
The new films western that have been released in the last two decades, drink from multiple genres such as horror, thriller, comedy and even science fiction. So sometimes, the landscapes characteristic of the far west, are a mere framework visual in which they develop complex plotswith great variety of subjects and great depth narrative. Without a doubt, it is worth re-visiting the genre from the hand of the brothers Coens, Tarantino, or Iñárritu, who have contributed their particular vision about the stories of the american wild west.
The miniseries Netflix seven chapters is a bet new and absorbing Scott Frank, that is far from the titles western to which we are accustomed to seeing. Does not need to be familiar with the genre to enjoy this wonderful work, which delights with the best elements of the far west and frames unique and temporary.
In the series we meet Belle, a town of New Mexico, inhabited mostly by women widowed due to the collapse of a mine in which they worked, the men. There you will find stories, unusual female characters with roles of power and control, they will have to do in front of the band of bandits that want to plunder the people.
True Grit 2010 (Value Act)
A review of the classic starring John Wayne hand Joel and Ethan Coen, in that Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) hire the veteran sheriff Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to do justice after the murder of her father.
Photography Roger Deakins and the principled interpretation of Jeff Bridges there are already sufficient grounds to take account of the work of the brothers Coen. With the typical characters of the genus, constructed in a more round form. True Grit is the title of the list, which most closely approximates the codes classics western.
The Hateful Eight 2015 (The hateful eight)
Quentin Tarantino shows us a Wyoming snow, in which several outlaws and a bounty hunter from the Civil War are caught in a mountain pass, with other unknown intentions questionable. With a narrative development that reminds us of the famous mystery novels of Agatha Christie, in The hateful eight we are witnessing the most savage and violent of the genre.
Over three hours of footage passed in a sigh, with a narration and mounting dynamic and interpretations outstanding Samuel L Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh or Kurt Russell. Without a doubt, one of the titles essential to the director of Knoxville.
The Revenant 2015 (The Reborn)
The tape based on the real facts of Alejandro González Iñárritu, it is, perhaps, one of the titles most risky and experimental that are encompassed within the genus of western.
The trapper Hugh Glassplayed by Leonardo DiCaprio, it is abandoned to their fate in the forests of Louisiana after having suffered the attack of a bear. Badly wounded and unable to speak, Hugh Glass struggle for survival in a nature that seems vast and inhospitable.
The great landscapes portrayed by Emmanuel Lubezki they are one of the main attractions of the movietaking such a role so important as the same DiCaprio.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 2018 (The ballad of Buster Scruggs)
An anthology of six stories set in the old west, directed by the brothers Coen. The stories of black humour, inspired by the literary tales of Jack London and Stewart Edward White they have different cuts and thematic aesthetic. Despite being stories independent, deal with topics typical of the genre, such as loneliness, violence, or the morality and each of the stories encompasses a subgenus of western.
A bet on light-hearted and comedic to lose the fear to venture into the world of the wild west with actors well-known as James Franco or Liam Neeson.
And up here, these proposals for lovers of the western beyond the classic well-known by all.