Cowboys and Aliens

Very soon on screens will be one of the premiere of this summer - "Cowboys & AliensĀ» (Cowboys & Aliens), where an alien invasion from another world ... save the cowboys.

It turns out that movies about cowboys are still popular and relevant, and not out of date since the release of the first picture - in 1898 they underwent changes and acquired great entertainment and action scenes, but always remained faithful to the laws of the genre: reticence, speed of action and beautiful landscapes .

Many famous actors have tried their hand at Western. How realistic they got it, and the audience will appreciate the film critics. In our view already formed a clear image of the cowboy, but he is close to the real, not fictional characters? ..

How "tough shepherd" we usually see on the screen? Hat, jeans, cowboy shirts, shoes and boots with sloping high heels decorated with ornamental spurs.

But in reality? What was to be expected from these cowboys:

- Did not wear jackets, because it interfered with the lasso.

- Bandanna around his neck served as a not for decoration, but in order to protect his face from dust haul herd. Cravats were almost always red and did not because of their "hipness", but because of other just did not have.

- Instead of a cape (almost obligatory attribute cine hero), real cowboys wore a cloak or coat.

Sam Elliott in "Conagher" 1991

- Undeniably the most important things for a cowboy had his hat, boots and saddle, but sometimes it was just a cowboy from the saddle.

- Not all cowboys were colts, but rather ordinary revolvers and rifles, as meager salary is not enough for expensive weapons. It was necessary to scare away predators, or customize stragglers animals.

Sometimes cowboys worked not only employment, but also on the rights of "free artists". Here are just some of Hollywood and took as a basis for creating the image of a cowboy-movie hero. I do not know about you, but I romanticized kinoobraz prefer) Brave, strong, freedom-loving and unbending ...

Here, we will remember these heroes of westerns different years ...

James Dean in "Giant" in 1955

John Wayne in "True Grit" 1969

Clint Eastwood in "Unforgiven" 1992

Kurt Russell in "Tombstone", 1994

Leonardo DiCaprio in "Quick and the Dead," 1995

Tom Hanks in "Toy Story" in 1995

Will Smith in "Wild Wild West", 1999

Matt Damon in the "Indomitable hearts" 2000

Viggo Mortinsen in "Hidalgo", 2004

Heath Ledger and Jack Gyllenhaal in "Brokeback Mountain", 2005

Josh Brolin in "Old Men", 2007

Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in "Train to Yuma", 2007

Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford", 2007

Hugh Jackman in "Australia", 2008

Jeff Bridges in the remake of "True Grit" 2010

Daniel Craig in "Cowboys & Aliens", 2011


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