Zander Sharp went for a stroll with director John Maclean along the River Thames for a chat on reworking the Western, gun violence in America, and the transition from short film to feature-length production.   Looking at the ‘Slow’ half of Slow West, were you hoping to put your own stamp on the Western genre? Yeah, I think the first thing was to not have Americans really, because when I was travelling in America I started doing a lot of reading and realising that in 1870 there still would have been a lot of first and second generation Scottish and Irish and German. Most cowboys were German, most shopkeepers were Scandinavian - all that kind of stuff...

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