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Samurais and Cowboys: Two Similar Genres

Samurai cinema is popular in Japanese culture , and Cowboys cinema is popular in American culture. One genre is synonymous with duels with katanas, while the other uses hand guns in duels. Then sometimes we get a meshing of the two genres, with movies like The Warrior’s Way. Why do we often compare samurais and cowboys so often? Could it be because it is symbolic of Japanese culture vs American culture? That would explain why there are many samurai movies remade into american cowboy movies; like Seven Samurai remade into The Magnificent Seven.

  • This is a great topic, exploring the culture between East and West and examine patriarchal practices that are interpreted onto film. – Venus Echos 6 years ago
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