How do you define Western?
I am reading the biography of Pauline Kael (movie reviewer for THE NEW YORKER for many years) and it relates how she got behind this film despite loathing Westerns. I think it was more about Robert Altman and perhaps Warren Beatty than the film itself.
I never thought of this film as a western and I wondered if you who love and know westerns consider this to be one. And if you do (or don't) what you think of it.
Is this any more of a western than M*A*S*H was a war movie or is it Altman exploring eras or something like it through film.
As for me, I remember being impressed at the time (I was like 20) but I don't remember it all that well.
My latest movie review, A DANGEROUS METHOD, is on Crimespree.