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western

1. (of a wind, etc.) coming or originating from the west
2. Music See country and western

Western

1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the West as opposed to the Orient
2. (formerly) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Americas and the parts of Europe not under Communist rule
3. of, relating to, or characteristic of the western states of the US
4. a film, book, etc., concerned with life in the western states of the US, esp during the era of exploration and early development
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A suspense film is a suspenser and a western is an oater, "Series was a space oater set 500 years in the future, tracking the journeys of the crew aboard the Serenity" (Variety.com, 2 Mar 2004).
Meanwhile, back at the ranch (as they used to say in the long-gone days of the Western "oater" movies), librarians around the country continue to try to build 24/7 services through the virtual reference desk (VRD) movement.
That is, women with Absent Fathers are left feeling separated and misunderstood by their fathers; so too, women with Seductive Fathers, in addition to being emotionally and physically violated, feel alienated and misunderstood (Downs & Miller, 1998; Freud, 1988; Hetherington, 1972; Oater, Forrest & Peacock, 1985; Secunda, 1992).
The occasional imprecision of the storytelling leaves "Triple 9" feeling less like a straightforward thriller than a seething miasma of masculine aggression --not unlike what Hillcoat achieved in "Lawless" and "The Proposition," the 2005 oater he shot in his native Australia.
Westerns often inspire makeup artists and hairstylists to match the simplicity of the era in America's past, and this oater inspires their best creative instincts.
Despite recent steps into the live-action world--which include helming last year's hit "Ted," and directing and starring in the 2014 oater "A Million Ways to Die in the West"--MacFarlane remained closely involved with not just "Family Guy," but two other Fox-produced shows as well: "American Dad!" and "The Cleveland Show" (a "Family Guy" spinoff that ended its 88-episode run in May).
To honor the epic oater's long history--from its roots as a radio show in 1933 to its various TV and film versions --the Lone Ranger's white hat, silver bullets, trusty steed Trigger and Rossini-penned theme song are all back.
Westerns have helped the net build viewership among Saturday audiences between 25-54 for most of the day, he said, and AMC's 2006 oater miniseries Broken Trail fared well there, too.
Screening: "The Searchers"; John Ford's classic oater starts at sundown, outdoors at Meeting House Square.