so on my american film midterm the question asked, what were the three cultural reasons that the western genre came about?
since i consider this an opinion question i answered as follows:
1. The real fronter had been concquered already so holiwood created a new one, a fantasy one.
2. To make it seem like the native americans were against us so we had no other excuse for genocide so we tried to make them look like savages.
3. John Wayne was really hot and he provided the perfect loner wander of the wilds attitude and they couldnt let his chiseled features go to waste.
like i said it asked me an opinion question. i reilly am going to argue this one.