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The Western is a genre of various arts which tell stories set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in the American Old West, often centering on the life of a nomadic cowboy or gunfighter armed with a revolver and a rifle who rides a horse. Cowboys and gunslingers typically wear Stetson hats, bandannas, spurs, cowboy boots and buckskins. Recurrring characters include the aforementioned cowboys, Native Americans, bandits, lawmen, bounty hunters, outlaws, soldiers, and settlers. The ambience is usually punctuated with a Western music score, including American and Mexican folk music such as country, Native American music, New Mexico music, and rancheras.
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    • Genre actors 

    • Themes 

    • Characteristics 

    • Subgenres 

    • Classical Western 

    • Acid Western 

    • Australian Western or Meat pie western 

    • Blaxploitation Western 

    • Charro, cabrito, or chili Westerns 

    • Comedy Western 

    • Contemporary Western or neo-Western 

    • Dacoit Western 

    • Electric Western 

    • Epic Western 

    • Euro-Western 

    • Fantasy Western 

    • Florida Western 

    • Greek Western 

    • Horror Western 

    • Martial arts Western (Wuxia Western) 

    • Musical 

    • Northern 

    • Ostern 

    • Pornographic Western 

    • Ramen Western 

    • Revisionist Western 

    • Science fiction Western 

    • Space Western 

    • Spaghetti Western 

    • Weird Western 

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    • Television 

    • Visual art 

    • Anime and manga 

    • Comics 

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    • Radio dramas 

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