Western and Science Fiction Comparison

Write a personal response comparing science fiction and western genres. You must utilize examples from assigned films and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Terminator, and The Searchers. How are these genres similar/different? Are there any subtle or obvious crossovers.

Be sure to include specific examples in terms of performance, story, effects, cinematography, editing, sound design, lighting, costume, adaptation (if the story is adapted from a novel and you have read it, please put your knowledge to use!) or any other elements you find helpful from the film to illustrate your points.

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