There seems to be two types of people on this forum… those who like American Westerns, those who don’t.
I never really paid much never mind to them but recently, I’ve been getting really into them which started me thinking. Why do I like these films so much without having the same feelings for them as I do spaghettis? Well, the main reason I like them so much is that they usually have much better stories than spaghetti Westerns. One prime example is Pursued (1947) which has a brilliant story. sure there usually less action packed but the stories are more engrossing, thus not requiring so much action. Though a few do shine as great action films like Magnificent Seven, Wild Bunch, etc.
What are your thoughts on the American style formula of the Western?