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There’s a truism in Hollywood that certain genres are dead. In this 4-part series of blog posts, we’re going to look at these genres Hollywood wisdom says are dead, why their death is the prevalent theory, and what it may take for any writer to revive them with their own script. First up is the Western, which has been dead arguably the longest of any genre. Why is the prevailing wisdom that Westerns are dead? The simple answer is because very few are made anymore. In 2019, thus far, only 3 Westerns have been theatrically released. Of those theatrical releases,...

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