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The Return of the Western

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The Return of the Western

The Return of the Western

The Return of the Western

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Open Range is the latest in a long tradition of movie westerns. Some historians say it's a genre that says as much about the time in which the movie was made as it does about the time it depicts. It's also a genre that has struggled in Hollywood. NPR's Pat Dowell reports.