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oater

(ˈodɚ)
n. a Western movie. (see also horse opera.) Let’s go out and see a good old-fashioned oater.
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After a series of misfires and formulaic popcorn fodder, John Singleton's also back on form with this contemporary rework of Henry Hathaway's 60s oater The Sons of Katie Elder
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.
noir ``Angel Face,'' Josef von Sternberg 1952 heist film ``Macao,'' Fred Zinnemann's 1960 story of an Australian homesteader ``The Sundowners,'' Vincente Minnelli's 1960 soaper ``Home From the Hill,'' Burt Kennedy' 1969 oater ``The Good Guys and the Bad Guys'' and Sidney Pollack's 1975 action picture with a Japanese flavor, ``The Yakuza.
Pittsburgh'' (1941) is another oater with Dietrich, Randolph Scott and Shemp Howard, the ``forgotten Stooge.
However, if you let the Western dust clear, you'll see ``Silverado's'' tone is more akin to ``Raiders of the Lost Ark'' (which Kasdan wrote) than to a John Wayne oater.
He and Selleck were joined by numerous other stars of the oater, including ``CSI'' hunk George Eads, as well as William Devane, Wallace Shawn, John Michael Higgins and Robert Carradine.
Sunday's schedule includes showings of ``Thomasine & Bushrod'' with Max Julien and Turman, and John Ford's 1960 oater ``Sgt.