oater


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oater

A film or theatrical production about the American West (i.e., a Western), especially one that is clichéd or formulaic. My grandfather and I had a tradition of watching old oaters every Sunday on TV.

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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So there's a certain karmic beauty in the fact that sci-fi should be the reason to dust off the oater, if only just this once.
In a typical example, a cowboy's flashy behind-the-back move echoes a piece of gunplay familiar from countless oaters, but his tools are brushes, not Colts; he is a cowboy painter, who works this way, he explains, "in order to release myself from the pedestrian constraints of mere representation.
While somewhat long, interest is sustained and net effect is one of the better class oaters of the year.
4) Jane and Michael Stern, "Why We So Love Those Oaters," The Los Angeles Times Calendar, 5 December 1993, 28.
Granted, History has enjoyed considerable success with oaters in this particular window--witness the breakout ratings for "Hatfields & McCoys" in 2012--and one suspects "Texas Rising" could capitalize on a similar dynamic, albeit in a less-ostentatious way.
With oaters on the brink of extinction, Jones offers hope.
In Student and Villegas, Lamothe demonstrated the calm gait and emotional containment of heroes from cinema's classic oaters.
Tarantino freely quotes from his favorite stylistic sources, whether oaters or otherwise, featuring lightning-quick zooms, an insert of unpicked cotton drenched in blood and a shot of Django riding into town framed through a hangman's noose.
Another showcase--Mexico/USA: The Frontier of Western--examines Mexico as seen in oaters.