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From Shane to Kill Bill

From Shane to Kill Bill - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405139656

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ISBN13: 978-1405139656
ISBN10: 140513965X
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Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 2006
International: No

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From Shane to Kill Bill - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405139656

Patrick McGee

ISBN13: 978-1405139656
ISBN10: 140513965X
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western is an original and compelling critical history of the American Western film.

  • Provides an insightful overview of the American Western genre
  • Covers the entire history of the Western, from 1939 to the present
  • Analyses Westerns as products of a genre, as well as expressions of political and social desires
  • Deepens an audience's understanding of the genre's most important works, including Shane, Stagecoach, The Searchers, Unforgiven, and Kill Bill
  • Contains numerous illustrations of the films and issues discussed.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface

1. Why Shane Never Comes Back

Alan Ladd's Face
What Shane Wants
Why Shane Wears a Blue Collar
Why Shane's Gun Sounds Like an Atom Bomb

2. The Political Origin of the Western

Owen Wister Went West
The West Went to Hollywood
Marx Goes West

3. Crossing the Border

Jefferson's Double-Cross (Stagecoach and Destry Rides Again)
The Virginian Crossed Out (The Westerner)

4. Revolutionary Hysteria

The Hysterical Fascist Killer (Duel in the Sun)
Notorious Ladies (Johnny Guitar and The Quick and the Dead)

5. Bad Fathers Make Good Sons

Shoot the Father (My Darling Clementine)
Don't Shoot the Father (Red River)
Forget the Father (The Searchers)

6. Men on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

The Gunfighter and the Proletariat
The Man Who Did Not Corrupt Hadleyville (High Noon)
The Men Who Save John Wayne (Rio Bravo)
The Man Who Shot John Wayne (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)

7. Magnificent Corpses

Redemption through Destruction
The Winners Are the Losers (The Magnificent Seven)
Only Death Will Do (The Wild Bunch)

8. Death's Landscape

The Uses of the Dead
Two Kinds of Men (The Dollars Trilogy)
Get Out of the Way (Once Upon a Time in the West and A Fistful of Dynamite)
Transcendence on a Pale Horse (The Eastwood Westerns)

9. Western Armageddon

All Men Are Poets (McCabe and Mrs. Miller)
The Multitude at Heaven's Gate (Heaven's Gate)
Conclusion: Kill Bill, or Why Shane Always Comes Back

References
Index

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