Ride, boldly ride : the evolution of the American western (Book, 2012) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Ride, boldly ride : the evolution of the American western

Author: Mary Lea Bandy; Kevin L Stoehr
Publisher: Berkeley, California : University of California Press, cop. 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the Western that covers its history from the early silent era to recent spins on the genre in films such as "No Country for Old Men", "There Will Be Blood", "True Grit", and "Cowboys &  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Lea Bandy; Kevin L Stoehr
ISBN: 9780520258662 0520258665
OCLC Number: 932791228
Description: xiv, 330 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction 1. Diverse Perspectives in Silent Westerns: Landscape, Morality, and the Native American 2. Not at Home on the Range: Women against the Frontier in The Wind 3. "He Went That-Away": The Comic Western and Ruggles of Red Gap 4. Landscape and Standard-Setting in the 1930s Western: The Big Trail and Stagecoach 5. Indian- Fighting, Nation-Building, and Homesteading in the A-Western: Northwest Passage and The Westerner 6. Howard Hawks and John Wayne: Red River and El Dorado 7. The Postwar Psychological Western (1946-- 1956): My Darling Clementine to Jubal 8. John Ford's Later Masterpieces: The Searchers and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 9. The Existential and Revisionist Western: Comanche Station to The Wild Bunch and Beyond 10. Eastwood and the American Western: High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales, and Unforgiven 11. Coda: From Lonesome Dove (1989) to Cowboys and Aliens (2011) Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Mary Lea Bandy and Kevin Stoehr.
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"A fascinating inquiry into how the lowly American Western evolved into one of our most respected and beloved film genres." -- Tom Lavoie Shelf Awareness For Readers "Perceptive, wide-ranging." Read more...

 
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