Acid Western is a sub-genre of the Western film that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s that combines the metaphorical ambitions of top-shelf Westerns, like Shane and The Searchers, with the excesses of the Spaghetti Westerns and the outlook of the counter-culture. Acid Westerns subvert many of the conventions of earlier Westerns to "conjure up a crazed version of autodestructive white America at its most solipsistic, hankering after its own lost origins."
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... WikiProject Film or the Film Portal may be able to help recruit an expert The Western genre itself has sub-genres, such as the epic Western, the shoot 'em up, singing ... In the 1960s and 1970s, the Western was re-invented with the revisionist Western ... Classical Westerns The first Western film was the 1903 film The Great Train Robbery, a silent film directed by Edwin S ...
... Rosenbaum used the term Acid Western to describe a "cherished counterculture dream" from the Sixties and Seventies "associated with people like Monte Hellman, Dennis Hopper, Jim McBride ... Monte Hellman's cult film, The Shooting (1966) could be considered the first Acid Western ... The Shooting subverts the usual priorities of the Western to capture a sense of dread and uncertainty that characterized the counterculture of the late 1960s ...
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