[quote=“stanton, post:36, topic:188”]Blindman and My Name Is Nobody are two great SWs beyond 1970.
And Nobody is with it’s combination of billantly made scenes in Leone style, twilight western motives a la Peckinpah and Trinity comedy elements a fitting end point for the genre. (And of course because of Leone’s involvement)
And the SWs after Nobody … well I like Four of the Apocalypse and Keoma despite their varied styles, but most if not all of the others are boring, tiredsome movies with tired heroes. California most of all. And Mannaja is simply a lousy western.
And Companeros is also not an innovative film, nothing new in it, but often very well made. But you are right, Blacksheepboy, not much new in the genre after 1970.[/quote]
The SW in the 1970’s is a closing genre.
Nothing new in terms of style or storytelling, but quite a few different addings, like Keoma’s score pointing out aspects of the plot and Mannaja’s blade as his trademark weapon.
Also, Trinity came as a first-class comedy-western, not minding much about the seriousness anymore (which existed even in the most comical films, like The Mercenary and Companeros), and My Name is Nobody was the ultimate (and successful) mix between the serious and the comical.
Other than these few exemples, I’d say the genre was dead and buried.