- From the prominence of horses, known for their taste for oats, in such films. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Variously dubbed the "oater," the "shoot-em-up," or a "blood and thunder" novel, the western emerged during Grey's lifetime as a major literary genre and remains one of the singular American contributions to literature and the cinema.”
“Now, they're barely a separate category in Netflix and, if you order an old-fashioned "oater" from Netflix, it usually triggers some rueful "sorry, but this will take more time" email as Netflix desperately taps inventories scattered across the country.”
“I can happily watch Grahame in anything, so I decided to sit there and watch this oater while going through my morning routine (in the end, I ended up watching roughly three quarters).”
“The craggy, mellowing Eastwood directs himself admirably in this scenic, first-class oater, which strikes an ideal balance between character piece and action film as it portrays a rapidly changing way of life.”
“Who'd 'uv thunk it? ... historical semi-accuracy in a Durango Kid oater?”
“Watch the based-on-a-real-memoir “Cowboy” with Jack Lemmon or “3:10 to Yuma”; both show off a quality that he shared with Jimmy Stewart in their oater roles, that of men whose thin veneer of control or conventionality could be stripped away in a moment.”
“Raoul Walsh's Pursued is a lurid, frankly ludicrous Western that infuses a noir sensibility into the oater genre.”
“This deconstruction of the Western is unexpected in a low-budget oater like this, but Boetticher manages to sneak in a great deal of subtext of this sort within the film's fast-moving framework.”
“You know, if not for the caption I might have thought this was a Seminal Image from a long-forgotten oater.”
“First James Reasoner recommends a Longarm that read like a Three Mesquiteers, an oater series that all small-town kids my age are familiar with.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘oater’.
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
Film genres. Also see film--1 by bradleyrturner.
Looking for tweets for oater.