The crowded prairie : American national identity in the Hollywood western (Book, 2008) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The crowded prairie : American national identity in the Hollywood western

Author: Michael Coyne
Publisher: London : Tauris, 2008.
Series: Cinema and society series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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This text employs the Western film as a vital medium for examining the many tensions - political, racial, sexual, social and religious - which have beset modern America from "Stagecoach" and the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Coyne
ISBN: 9781860642593 1860642594
OCLC Number: 634495306
Description: XI, 239 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Mirror for pre-war America - "Stagecoach" and the Western, 1939-1941; puritan paradigms - "My Darling Clementine" and "Duel in the Sun"; "The Lonely Crowd", Catholicism and consensus on the prairie - "Red River", "Fort Apache" and "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"; dysfunctional family structures in classic westerns, 1950-1961 - "The Gunfighter", "Shane", "The Searchers" and "The Last Sunset"; politics and codes of masculinity in late 1950s star westerns - "The Big Country" and "Warlock"; "No More West to Win" - "How the West Was Won" and the elegiac westerns of 1962; a genre in flux, a nation in turmoil - the Vietnamization of the western in mid-1960s America; receding frontiers, narrowing options - "The Wild Bunch" and the western in Richard Nixon's America; legends revisited, legends revised in "Bicentennial Westerns" - "Buffalo Bill and the Indians", "The Outlaw Josey Wales" and "The Shootist".
Series Title: Cinema and society series
Responsibility: Michael Coyne.
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Michael Coyne...heft[s] his pickax in search of intellectual nuggets..."The Crowded Prairie's" real strength lies in Coyne's passion. "The Washington Post"

 
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