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Inside Film is a film book series on major cinematic movements, eras and genres, as well as key national cinemas. It aims, throug... Weiterlesen
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Inside Film is a film book series on major cinematic movements, eras and genres, as well as key national cinemas. It aims, through its simple structure and accessible approach, to provide a first point of reference for all those interested in film. The Western provides a clear, precise and engaging overview of The Western, from The Great Train Robbery (1903) to contemporary Westerns such as Dances With Wolves (1990) and Unforgiven (1992). Almost uniquely, The Western manages to organize and make sense of the monumental scope of the theoretical and historical work on the genre so that it is comprehensible to novices and still intellectually stimulating for experts.


David Lusted

The Western introduces the novice to the pleasures and the meanings of the Western film, shares the excitement of the genre with the fan, addresses the suspicions of the cynic and develops the knowledge of the student. The Western is about the changing times of the Western, and about how it has been understood in film criticism. Until the 1980s, more Westerns were made than any other type of film. For fifty of those years, the genre was central to Hollywood's popularity and profitability. The Western explores the reasons for its success and its latter-day decline among film-makers and audiences alike. Part I charts the history of the Western film and its role in film studies. Part II traces the origins of the Western in nineteenth-century America, and in its literary, theatrical and visual imagining. This sets the scene to explore the many evolving forms in successive chapters on early silent Westerns, the series Western, the epic, the romance, the dystopian, the elegiac and, finally, the revisionist Western. The Western concludes with an extensive bibliography, filmography and select further reading.Over 200 Westerns are discussed, among them close accounts of classics such as Duel in the Sun, The Wild Bunch and Unforgiven, formative titles like John Ford's epic The Iron Horse, and early cowboy star William S. Hart's The Silent One together with less familiar titles that deserve wider recognition, including Comanche Station, Pursued and Ulzana's Raid.


1. The Western as an Imaginary Space 2. The Western in Film and Cultural Studies 3. Where the Western Came From: The Antecedents of the Western Film 4.The Frontier Melodrama and the Silent Film 5. Series Westerns and Juvenile Drama 6.The Epic Western and the Founding of America 7. Romance Westerns and the Meaning of the Frontier 8. The Dystopian Western 9. Elegiac Westerns and the Death of the West 10. The Revisionist Western Further Reading Bibliography Index


Titel: Western
EAN: 9781317874911
ISBN: 978-1-317-87491-1
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 336
Veröffentlichung: 13.10.2014
Jahr: 2014
Untertitel: Englisch
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