The western genre has influenced contemporary American culture because it has been a representation of what United States looked like in the 19th century, a way to have action and history in the same movie. They were the good cowboys and sherrifs and the bad outlaws that were cruel and in need of power. Not only did it pleased to children but also to American adults. It has influenced the cinema since 1903. Today it still a famous genre which inspires a lot of new movies that are not necessarily westerns. The western film genre has made Gold Rush famous and an iconic period and gave importance to it in American culture not only in the cinema but also painting, drawing, singing and art in general.
Raphël TLLCE - 2020