POST-WESTERNS

   This term is often used synonymously with antimyth Westerns to refer to the films that came out in a short period of time from the 1960s and 1970s, including spaghetti Westerns. Post-Westerns were clearly influenced by the popular ideas of mid20th-century existentialism as advocated by Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Because they did not adequately deal with social issues such as sexism, homophobia, and racism (against Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and even Asian Americans), post-Westerns made a transitional philosophical statement and were then superseded by alternative Westerns.
   See also DJANGO; DOLLARS TRILOGY; LEONE, Sergio.

Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema. . 2012.

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