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Writer/Director Joss Whedon’s 2005 film Serenity combines genre conventions of both Westerns and futuristic science fiction films. Though the events of Serenity and the Fox television series that inspired it, Firefly, take place a little over 500 years in the future, everything from the character typology and dialogue to the stories and costuming are more akin to classic Westerns than sci-fi films. However, though series-creator Whedon more heavily utilizes elements from Westerns, he does not simply transfer them unchanged. Instead, Whedon rewrites traditional Western conventions in order to make them more reflective of and relevant to contemporary society.
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