In the past we had numerous discussion trying to find an universal definition of SW. Without luck, as everyone had his own opinion on this subject. So, now let’s hear everyone’s personal definition of what makes a SW. I’ll start:
For me SWs are:
1)All the italian produced and co-produced westerns, including all the Zorro, Jack London and similar movies and borderline westerns [for example not set in wild west, but westernish enough, like ‘man pride and vengeance’], but not including Winnetou movies and stuff like “Dust” and “Mexico in flames”.
2)All the spanish produced and co-produced westerns, except those Spain/USA co-productions that are clearly just the US movies shot in Spain [but i would include movies like “The last rebel”-US/Italy co-production in my opinion indicates some more of SW influence because italians couldn’t just provide landscape for americans and as far as i know no US western was shot in Italy].
That’s my definition, let’s hear yours