The Wild and the West

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6.953min20067+
The real nature of the western: Why is it that other rivers always act as the double for the Rio Bravo, vultures have never gotten beyond being extras, and that scorpions always climb into the hero's boots?
Directors
Harald PokieserManfred Christ
Starring
Peter J. BrownJoe DimmickTanya Turner
Genres
InternationalDocumentarySpecial Interest
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Thadd Turner
Producers
Manfred ChristDagmar HovestadtHarald Pokieser
Studio
Indigenius
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3.8 out of 5 stars

21 global ratings

  1. 47% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 20% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 18% of reviews have 3 stars
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JJFReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Eyeopening and Funny
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An entertaining and humorous look into the real-world realities of Hollywood (an spaghetti) westerns. For example, I did not know that NO settlers or even US Cavalry ever got within a hundred miles of those iconic Monument Valley backgrounds. As with practically anything out of Hollywood, fact and truth are far removed from the classic stereotypical depictions of life in the "Old West." Sadly, the more time passes, the more ridiculous they get. Of course, we all know that reality will never "sell" like a good escapist fantasy about tough guys settling their differences with a six-gun. But it would be refreshing if 'somebody' would manage to produce something at least a little bit based in reality. This little documentary (of sorts) dispels many of the nonsensical myths of those 'glamorous' saddle sores and cold-beans-for-breakfast times.
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FReviewed in the United States on July 30, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A little quirky, but great.
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Not your typical documentary. Well worth watching.
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Richard RollinsReviewed in the United States on May 6, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Always loved westerns
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I really enjoyed this video. It was fun to watch and filled with many interesting facts.
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JGSReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2016
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Five Stars
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This was very good. The scenery was awesome and the old west stories were great to see.
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Dan C.Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2018
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Five Stars
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What a hoot! Gotta watch it.
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Rhode Island ReaderReviewed in the United States on July 12, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Spaghetti Westerns meet reality in a great and funny manner
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I enjoyed this a lot. I love seeing what regular movies got wrong in terms of physics, animals, and nature. The added "ambiance" from Spaghetti Westerns made it all happen well.
4 people found this helpful
S.R.Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sad story of the treatment of the Indians
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Outstanding series. Sad story of the treatment of the Indians, the losses on both sides and struggles of those that settled the west. Excellent acting. A must watch.
Edna MarksReviewed in the United States on April 19, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
west how it really was
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A different format than most of these shows, took a look at tv and movie wild west and then presented the truth in a fun way. Beautiful scenery
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