Love in Western Film and Television

Author: S. Matheson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137272945
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This collection of ground-breaking articles examines problems romance presents in the American Western. Looking a range of films, this book offers readers important and challenging insights into the complicated nature of love and the versatile frontier narrative that address key social, political, and ethical components of the Western genre.

A Fistful of Icons

Author: Sue Matheson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786498048
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After a century of reinvention and, frequently, reinterpretation, Western movies continue to contribute to the cultural understanding of the United States. And Western archetypes remain as important emblems of the American experience, relating a complex and coded narrative about heroism and morality, masculinity and femininity, westward expansion and technological progress, and assimilation and settlement. In this collection of new essays, 21 contributors from around the globe examine the "cowboy cool" iconography of film and television Westerns--from bounty hunters in buckskin jackets to denizens of seedy saloons and lonely deserts.

Heroines of Film and Television

Author: Norma Jones
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442231505
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Despite the increasing variety of heroic women portrayed in film, television, and other popular culture channels, much of the understanding of heroines has been limited to females as versions of male heroes or simple stereotypes of overly weak/strong (and even violent) women. This book analyzes the new vision of female heroes in popular culture. It features award-winning authors from a variety of disciplines, broadening our understanding of how heroines are portrayed, as well as how these important popular culture representations both simultaneously empower and/or constrain real life women.

The New Western

Author: Scott F. Stoddart
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476624208
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American moviegoers have long turned to the Hollywood Western for reassurance in times of crisis. During the genre’s heyday, the films of John Ford, Howard Hawks and Henry Hathaway reflected a grand patriotism that resonated with audiences at the end of World War II. The tried-and-true Western was questioned by Ford and George Stevens during the Cold War, and in the 1960s directors like Sam Peckinpah and George Roy Hill retooled the genre as a commentary on American ethics during the Vietnam War. Between the mid–1970s and early 1990s, the Western faded from view—until the Gulf War, when Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves (1990) and Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven (1992) brought it back, with moral complexities. Since 9/11, the Western has seen a resurgence, blending its patriotic narrative with criticism of America’s place in the global community. Exploring such films as True Grit (2010) and Brokeback Mountain (2005), along with television series like Deadwood and Firefly, this collection of new essays explores how the Western today captures the dichotomy of our times and remains important to the American psyche.

Undead in the West II

Author: Cynthia J. Miller
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810892650
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This companion to Undead in the West (Scarecrow 2012) explores the blending of the Western genre with zombies, vampires, mummies, ghosts, and spirits in comics, graphic novels, literature, games, new media, fandom and material culture.

International Westerns

Author: Cynthia J. Miller
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081089288X
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This collection of essays examines non-American Westerns and explores their significance, meanings, and reception. These essays also look at how Hollywood sensibilities are reflected, distorted, or challenged by filmmakers of Westerns in Europe, Australia, and other regions outside the U.S.

Ride Boldly Ride

Author: Mary Lea Bandy
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520258665
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"This book is a survey of the movie 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 & Aliens. The authors provide fresh perspectives on landmark films such Stagecoach, Red River, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and The Wild Bunch, and they also pay tribute to many underappreciated Westerns including 3 Bad Men, The Wind, The Big Trail, Ruggles of Red Gap, Northwest Passage, The Westerner, The Furies, Jubal, and Comanche Station. The book explores major phases of the Western's development--silent era oaters, A-production classics of the 1930s and early 1940s, and the more psychologically complex presentations of the Westerner that emerged in the post-World War II period.. They examine various forms of genre-revival and genre-revisionism that have recurred over the past half-century, culminating especially in the masterworks of Clint Eastwood. Central themes of the book include the inner life of the Western hero, the importance of the natural landscape, the tension between myth and history, the depiction of the Native American, and the juxtaposing of comedy and tragedy"--Provided by publisher.

What s Eating You

Author: Cynthia J. Miller
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501322419
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Divided into four thematic sections, What's Eating You? explores the deeper significance of food on screen-the ways in which they reflect (or challenge) our deepest fears about consuming and being consumed. Among the questions it asks are: How do these films mock our taboos and unsettle our notions about the human condition? How do they critique our increasing focus on consumption? In what ways do they hold a mirror to our taken-for-granteds about food and humanity, asking if what we eat truly matters? Horror narratives routinely grasp those questions and spin them into nightmares. Monstrous "othersÂ?? dine on forbidden fare; the tables of consumption are turned, and the consumer becomes the consumed. Overindulgence, as Le Grande Bouffe (1973) and Street Trash (1987) warn, can kill us, and occasionally, as films like The Stuff (1985) and Poultrygeist (2006) illustrate, our food fights back. From Blood Feast (1963) to Sweeney Todd (2007), motion pictures have reminded us that it is an "eat or be eatenÂ?? world.

Brokentrail Easyread Large Edition

Author: Alan Geoffrion
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458744019
Format: PDF
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Broken Trail is a heartfelt, thinking-man's Western that infuses sensibility and humor into the grim realities of the Old West. It is a truly authentic story of fates intertwined, of old hearts finding new purpose, and of the arduous road to right choices.

Happy Trails Monthly Devotional

Author: Darin Strong
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543241631
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Happy Trails Monthly Devotional is a daily devotional broken into twelve volumes in order to provide you with one book for every month of the year! God wants to speak with you every single day! I believe He will meet you on every page of every volume. Let this be the beginning of an incredible journey with your Father in Heaven! *This devotional is unique in the sense that it is written the same year it's published. Volume One represents January 2018 and Volume Two will be February 2018. This is a documentation of what the Word of God is saying today! It will be completed with twelve volumes. One for each month of the year. **Each monthly devotional will be available to order about 15 days before each month starts. February 2018 will be available January 15, 2018.