Westerns are pretty much the major defining genre of the American film industry, an essentially nostalgic eulogy to the early days of the expansive, untamed frontier. Some may even Read morecall this the borderline between civilization and the wilderness. With Photowall's excellent selection of Westerns posters, you can have one of the oldest, most enduring and flexible genres in your space, not to mention one of the most characteristically American pastiches and its mythic origins as your interior design. Even though the popularity of westerns has waxed and waned over the years, with their most prolific era being in the 1930s to the 1960s, and most recently in the 90s, there has been a mini-resurgence of the genre lately, but more owing to television. Get yourself a Westerns poster to maximize the visual weight in your residence or workplace. These motifs are full of rich details, intense character and sublime colour combinations.

The factors in Westerns posters

Westerns are often set on the American frontier during the last part of the 19th century following the Civil War, in a geographically western setting with romantic, sweeping frontier landscapes or rugged rural terrain. This alone makes it for a wonderful subject with Westerns posters, as it shows the conquest of the wilderness and the subordination of nature in the name of civilization. This indomitable spirit can be the focal point of your interior design with these amazing Westerns posters. As for the central plot of the western film, it is mostly the classic, simple goal of maintaining law and order on the frontier, rooted in archetypal conflicts that we all know. Typical elements in westerns such gun fights, horses, train and bank robberies, outlaws and sheriffs, and so on, are very much present in Westerns posters as well. It also has to be noted that there are many subgenres of the traditional western, like the epic Western, the "spaghetti" Western, the "revisionist" Western, but also "post-apocalyptic" Westerns like the Mad Max franchise.

We all need a hero

Even though Western fans are getting older and whiter with respect to the overall population, they are still a staple in the pop culture consciousness, albeit in a smaller capacity. Other, newer genres like superhero movies and fighting-robot flicks have cowboy movies outgunned with younger generations and international audiences. This does not mean it has to be a lost genre, but rather serve as inspiration for you to get a Westerns poster to maintain the fascination for this wonderful type of movie. These flicks provide many timeless pleasures such as the now classic tough guy hero, adventures in magnificent landscapes and of course, good triumphing over evil. Westerns posters provides you with many anti-heroes, but heroes nonetheless, who one can look up to and try to emulate in one way or another. There are lifelike film stills such as The Outlaw Josey Wales - Winter Sun, showcasing one of the mainstays and icons of the genre, the one and only Clint Eastwood. This particular actor became the hero of a generation mainly because he did some of the most popular Westerns of all time.

Classic samples in Westerns posters

Routinely counted among the greatest westerns ever made is the masterpiece Once Upon a Time in the West. Sergio Leone, together with Dario Argento and Bernardo Bertolucci, initially conceived a western almost entirely made up of references to the classics of the genre at that time. Leone’s schoolmate Ennio Morricone even wrote individual musical signatures for each of the four main characters. Such was the impact of this Western that many cite it as influence in many other genres of cinema. In Westerns posters, you have tremendous motifs such as Once Upon a Time in the West which is a simple yet stunning black and white picture that can instantly lift your room into a whole other level.
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