<i>Vera Cruz</i>: A turning point in the western genre.
Cinema / Culture / Westerns

Vera Cruz: A turning point in the western genre.

Released in 1954, this richly visual independent film marked a departure from the classic westerns. It displayed a new vision of the traditional heroes of the genre by developing issues that had never been highlighted before. In 1866, hardly a year after the Confederates were defeated by the Union, the situation continues to deteriorate in … Continue reading

<i>The Scalphunters</i>: the Hidden Gold Nugget of the Western
Cinema / Westerns

The Scalphunters: the Hidden Gold Nugget of the Western

 An excellent screenplay, brilliant actors, sharp dialogues: Sydney Pollack’s first and unrecognized Western movie The Scalphunters, released in 1968, should be considered as a major witty comedy addressing with verve the racial issues of the time. Although there is no explicit indication of time and place, the story is set in the Old West in … Continue reading