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Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Hollywood is responsible for a misconception about the Old West
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is this story relevant at all?
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That's a nice story Kaylee....

Just in case that's not the solution I'll ask a few questions.

Are cowboys relevant? Native Americans? Guns? Gundfights? Horses? Lawmen?

We're talking about Hollywood as in the place where movies get made, yes?

Is this misconception inferred from watching western movies or do the movies themselves contain a specific inaccuracy?
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Posted on Friday, March 01, 2013 - 3:11 pm:

That's a nice story Kaylee....

Just in case that's not the solution I'll ask a few questions.

Are cowboys relevant? yes Native Americans? Guns? Gundfights? yes Horses? Lawmen? yes

We're talking about Hollywood as in the place where movies get made, yes?

Is this misconception inferred from watching western movies or do the movies themselves contain a specific inaccuracy? this
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Is the idea that gunfights were not at all that common in the old west? because guns and ammunition were expensive? because guns were of a poor quality and the chance to hit somebody from a distance was fairly low?
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Is the idea that gunfights were not at all that common in the old west? because guns and ammunition were expensive? because guns were of a poor quality and the chance to hit somebody from a distance was fairly low? no to both
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Relevant who was allowed to carry a gun in the Old West?
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Relevant who was allowed to carry a gun in the Old West? no
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Duels relevant? Duels at dawn? Bandits relevant? Crimes? Judges? Specific weapons? Marksmanship? Shooting from the hip?
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Is the misconception about people? weapons? jails? building materials? laws? geography? climate? ecology/wildlife (e.g. plants and animals found there)? political borders?
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drat - I somehow missed where you already said it was about cowboys, gunfights, and lawmen - my last round of questions is most likely rubbish, then - sorry
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Westerns gave the impression that as long as it was a fair draw it was ok to shoot someone, was this not the case?

Is one specific gunfight relevant? Ok Corral?
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Duels relevant? OTRT +Duels at dawn? OTRT Bandits relevant? Crimes? Judges? Specific weapons? Marksmanship? Shooting from the hip? no to rest
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drat - I somehow missed where you already said it was about cowboys, gunfights, and lawmen - my last round of questions is most likely rubbish, then - sorry salright
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Westerns gave the impression that as long as it was a fair draw it was ok to shoot someone, was this not the case? good observation but not the puzzle
I knew a dad whose son came out of sunday school proudly showing a picture he drew of a cowboy entering a saloon, to dads concern about drawing such a picture in sunday school the son said, 'It's OK dad he isn't going in to drink, he is just going to shoot a man. Still not the answer

Is one specific gunfight relevant? Ok Corral? no no
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Is the myth about: the prevalence of duels? How duels were fought? Where? By whom? Rules of duels relevant? Gunfights outside of duels relevant?
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Is the myth about the number of people killed / mortally wounded in such duels?
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Is the Colt pistol relevant? those six shooters had to be re-cocked after each shot so some of the scenes where Clint shoots three guys are once are very unrealistic, is this anywhere close?

Anything to do with the notorious inaccuaracy of pistols i.e. their short range?
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Is the myth about: the prevalence of duels? no How duels were fought? yesish Where? yesish By whom? no Rules of duels relevant? no Gunfights outside of duels relevant? yes duels may be a FA

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Is the myth about the number of people killed no mortally wounded in such duels? no

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Is the Colt pistol relevant? no those six shooters had to be re-cocked after each shot so some of the scenes where Clint shoots three guys are once are very unrealistic, is this anywhere close? No

Anything to do with the notorious inaccuaracy of pistols i.e. their short range? no
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Prevalence of gunfights? Places where they were fought? Duration? Injuries? Deaths? Who usually won? Getting shot relevant?
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Prevalence of gunfights? Places where they were fought? yesish Duration? Injuries? Deaths? Who usually won? Getting shot relevant? no to all else
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Taking cover relevant? Ambush? Bringing friends to a duel?
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Time of gunfight relevant? e.g. 'High Noon?'
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Taking cover relevant? yes Ambush? Bringing friends to a duel? no to rest
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Time of gunfight relevant? e.g. 'High Noon?' not really
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Taking cover: at all? Behind a certain object? Animals relevant? If so: horses? Dogs? Drawing relevant? Reasons for the gunfight relevant?
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Taking cover: at all? yesish Behind a certain object? Animals relevant? If so: horses? Dogs? Drawing relevant? Reasons for the gunfight relevant? no to rest
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Shooting someone in the back relevant? Any code of honor relevant?
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Shooting someone in the back relevant? no Any code of honor relevant? if you believe Hollywood
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Fighting in the main street relevant? Taking cover behind: buildings? Rocks? Trees? Anything convenient? Getting hit relevant? Hitting the enemy?
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Fighting in the main street relevant? yes Taking cover behind: buildings? Rocks? Trees? Anything convenient? yes Getting hit relevant? no Hitting the enemy? no, good questions
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Hollywood would have us believe all disputes were settled with quick draw contest at high noon on main street when in fact the disputants fought from behind any protection they could find. good job Galfisk and all

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