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The Western is a genre of various arts, such as comics, fiction, film, games, radio, and television. Westerns are devoted to telling stories set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in the American Old West, hence the name. Many feature American Indians, bandits, cowboys, lawmen, outlaws, and soldiers, as well as spectacular mountain scenery. Some are set in the American colonial era. The Western film was particularly popular in the 1930s and the 1950s and 1960s. There are also a number of films about Western-type characters in contemporary settings, such as Junior Bonner (1972) set in the 1970s and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) in the 21st century. The Western was the most popular Hollywood genre from the early 20th century to the 1960s.<ref>Indick, William. The Psychology of the Western. Pg. 2. McFarland, Aug 27, 2008</ref>


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The Western is a genre of various arts, such as comics, fiction, film, games, radio, and television. Westerns are devoted to telling stories set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in the American Old West, hence the name. Many feature American Indians, bandits, cowboys, lawmen, outlaws, and soldiers, as well as spectacular mountain scenery. Some are set in the American colonial era. The Western film was particularly popular in the 1930s and the 1950s and 1960s. There are also a number of films about Western-type characters in contemporary settings, such as Junior Bonner (1972) set in the 1970s and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) in the 21st century. The Western was the most popular Hollywood genre from the early 20th century to the 1960s.<ref>Indick, William. The Psychology of the Western. Pg. 2. McFarland, Aug 27, 2008</ref>


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Intro  Themes  Film  Literature  Television  Visual art  Other media  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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