[quote=“scherpschutter, post:7, topic:1517”]The Wild Bunch seems like a cross between a western and a war movie
Just look a the weapons used
The Hellbenders certainly feels like a war movie, a so does The Mercenary
Yes I think Gettysburg (TV movie) qualifies as both a western and a war movie[/quote]
Geez. I don’t know. I don’t think it Gettysburg is a western at all. To me there is nothing western about Gettyburg except that it takes place during the same timeframe as the settlement of the western US.
Generally, I feel that it has to SET in the American west (or the border region). Although I do recognize a category that I call non-western westerns (The Proposition, for example) that are set in other locales.
Scherps, why do consider Gettysburg a western?
I guess it also depends upon how one defines “war” as well. As noted above by Phil, Ft Apache is set during the Indian wars. Is that what Satty meant by “war”