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Westerns (Cinema one, 25)

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The political, historical, and cultural forces that shaped the development of the Western film genre—especially the 30 years after World War II—are explored in this book. Addressing the treatment of Native Americans, African Americans, women, and children, the role of violence, the landscape, and poker playing, this cultural analysis advances the theory that most Westerns
176 pages
Published February 18th 1974 by Secker & Warburg
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Rob Neyer
Feb 10, 2016 Rob Neyer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the sort of book that I imagine being read solely on or near a college campus. In the 1970s. Within, Englishman Philip French suggests that all modern (1950s through early '70s) movie Westerns might be categorized as Kennedy, Nixon, Johnson, or Buckley Westerns. And then he largely dispenses with those categories. But you get the idea. Regarding the names of the ghost town and the protagonist in "Man of the West," French writes, " 'Lasso' suggests a trap and a noose, just as 'Link' has ...more
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