Essays Tagged: "Western"

Westerns and social commentary

ingly prominent in the filmhistory of the west. Yet, despite it's early and lasting popularity, the Western has notuntil recent years attracted the attention of interpretive critics. Many critics view ... interpretive critics. Many critics viewedWesterns as an escapist, immature medium. "Discussions of Westerns characterized thegenre as endlessly repetitive, utterly simple in form, and naive in its at ...

(7 pages) 181 0 4.4 Sep/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" - a film which symbolizes the Western genre while it expands its rules and traditions.

and the Ugly" is the most famous of all of Sergio Leone's work, and probably one of the most famous westerns of all times. Not only it became part of our culture, but it has also created a sub-genre o ... me part of our culture, but it has also created a sub-genre of Westerns, tenderly called "Spaghetti Westerns" - mostly because of the Italian origins of the filmmaker and the fact that his movies were ...

(5 pages) 249 4 4.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Why Spaghetti Westerns Should Simply Be Westerns: An analysis of the Western Genre using examples from "The Searchers" and "For a Few Dollars More"

Why Spaghetti Westerns Should Be Simply WesternsIt is argued that true Westerns all conform to the same mold of th ... Should Be Simply WesternsIt is argued that true Westerns all conform to the same mold of the prewar Westerns: A lonely hero who wanders the West looking to settle down, but is never able to give up th ... ing to settle down, but is never able to give up the violent life he has led. John Cawelti says the Western takes place on the border between two lands, between two eras, and with a hero who remains d ...

(8 pages) 201 2 4.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

A brief movie review of Stage Coach -- an analysis of acting, screenplay, directing, acting, lighting, etc.

Stage Coach is a film from 1939, in the western genre. John Ford was the director, and I noticed in the beginning credits his name was in hu ... ilm because it was fast, and had a lot of action throughout the movie. As being apart on the western genre, it had all of the typical aspects most westerns do. It had a drunk character, the goo ... do. It had a drunk character, the good guy sheriff who is out to catch the bad guy, and the normal western music and setting. Other parts and characters included gambling, bar scenes, where no one pa ...

(1 pages) 27 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A critical reading of the western, referring to Jim Kitses "Notes on the Western"

By 1960, the production of Westerns in Hollywood had entered a decline from which it never recovered. Although for a time in th ... he Italians found new ways to inject life into a dying genre. This was witnessed in the "spaghetti" westerns of Sergio Leone such as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly(1968), but this proved to be a shor ... a short lived phenomenon, and by the seventies, Hollywood was struggling to produce a bare score of westerns per year. In the eighties, with production declining still, the death of the genre was prod ...

(10 pages) 69 0 4.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

A Criticism of 'The Searchers'.

"The Searchers" John Ford's acclaimed Western, was for me at least, not as good as advertised. Not to say the film was awful but there are ... ndividualism quickly made him popular (pg.164 Flashback). Yet it was John who became famous for his Westerns. John had a style all his own for his films some examples of these are: "Stagecoach", "The ... ch", "The Grapes of Wrath", "My Darling Clementine", and "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon". But it was his Westerns that made him famous, his characters who were either heroes or Villain's and his use of lan ...

(7 pages) 45 1 2.5 Nov/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Russian Westernization 1690-1790.

y, Russia began undergoing dramatic, yet selective, internal changes. Peter the Great led the first westernization of Russia in history, permanently changing Russia and providing a model from which we ... y changing Russia and providing a model from which westernization attempts elsewhere were based on. Westernization was used by Peter and his successors to promote Russia's expansionist empire without ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.5 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

"A region without problems and a people without grievances." Discuss this view of Southeast Asia and its inhabitants in the years 1870-1942.

Between the years 1870 and 1942, Western imperialism dominated Southeast Asia, transforming its political, economic and social struct ... view is largely untrue as in trying to force Southeast Asia and its inhabitants into being what the Westerners had in mind for them, there were many negative backlashes on the region and countess grie ... ools that were now available to the masses. Vernacular schools were seen to be less prestigious and Western education was now important for progress in the new Western colonies. This managed to break ...

(5 pages) 15 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The problems of defining the male self: Masculinity in Earl Lovelace's "The Dragon Can't Dance" and George Lamming's "In the Castle of My Skin"

ttribute, which is developed though social interactions.Caribbean culture has been in the shadow of Western colonization for hundreds of year, thus the construction of the colonial identity raises int ... g's novel written in 1953, the emphasis is placed on the "values of the master" and the adoption of Western standards of through institutional power, politics and resistance in Barbados. His novel por ...

(7 pages) 38 0 4.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Cowboy

imagination.All the Pretty Horses is considered an American novel because it is not read just as a Western, but for its humanity. People want to escape today's fast paced society and relate to a worl ...

(1 pages) 331 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Western Film The Enduring Genre

Western Films The Historical, Entertaining & Enduring Genre Western films provide refreshing por ... gotten in today's society while furnishing a rich source of entertainment. Unlike most film styles, western films are usually based on American frontier life in the late eighteen hundreds. Whether the ... e late eighteen hundreds. Whether they are set in rugged terrain or beautiful wide-open landscapes, western films have been entertaining audiences for over one hundred years, making them one of the mo ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Compare "Unforgiven" With The Earlier Westerns

Compare "˜Unforgiven with the earlier westerns You have seen in terms of context and content.Western Films are the major defining genre of ... forgiven, winner of four Oscars, is one of Clint Eastwoods finest outing to date. Conforming to the western genre using a classic storyline set in Wyoming in the 1880's. With traditional themes of pow ... ditional themes of power, violence, revenge, survival and money which makes it easily depicted as a western fitting into its genre. Although it fits into the genre it often tackles and argues some of ...

(5 pages) 19 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Westerns And Film Noir- How They Represent American Culture

The Western is one of the most popular genres in American society. The first western, "The great train r ... was a lot of conflict between certain groups in America, and this is portrayed through the film.The Western genre started with classic Westerns, then evolved to Spaghetti westerns and are now made con ... genre started with classic Westerns, then evolved to Spaghetti westerns and are now made contempary westerns.The classic western is recognisable though the ways violence was represented. To start with ...

(1 pages) 12 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Billy The Kid

Many great tales of Billy the Kid have been passed from generation to generation"”legends of a Western "hero." However, in the essay, "Billy the Kid: Thunder in the West," Richard W. ...

(2 pages) 344 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Billy The Kid

Many great tales of Billy the Kid have been passed from generation to generation"”legends of a Western "hero." However, in the essay, "Billy the Kid: Thunder in the West," Richard W. ...

(2 pages) 388 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Once Upon A Time In The West

n 'Once upon a time in the West' to maintain the interest of the viewer? Between 1960 and 1975, 600 westerns were produced. Critics ignored these films, and because Italian companies financed most of ... gnored these films, and because Italian companies financed most of them, they called them Spaghetti Westerns. Fans loved this term, which is now fondly used to label any Western made and financed by f ...

(10 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Lost Westerns

er a few more minutes of thought on this subject, I came to a conclusion: the traditional Hollywood western-style film has been going the way of the dinosaur since the mid-70s in America. The mainstre ... oys versus Indians and hookers with hearts of gold. In my experience talking to others my age about westerns, the majority of them have said that they don't like westerns because they feel out of date ...

(2 pages) 362 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Industrial States & the Rise of the West

this industrial revolution could not have occurred without substantial influence of many other non-Western regions of the world. These changes are referred to collectively as modernization.One of the ... ork.But first, we have to mention historian William McNeill's "The Rise of the West". McNeill is no Western apologist, but shows how global civilization is developing into a mosaic largely driven by W ...

(7 pages) 73 0 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Star-Spangled Spaghetti and Meatballs: Italian Cinema, Classic Western Iconography, and the International Struggle over Genre Ownership.

behind the infatuation much of the world had with one of Italy's odder phenomenon's, "The Spaghetti Western", a style of film making which has little basis in the more "literal" historical assumptions ... Italian culture as the country attempted to redefine itself in the wake of Fascism, "The Spaghetti Western" represented a filmic revaluation of the past in an attempt to define the new face of Italy ...

(16 pages) 1286 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Why aboriginal law should be recognised in Australia?

y her husband or her co-wives. From the example it can be seen that the law is not like that of the Western law with strict formal systems and courts but this does not mean that it in any way is ineff ... tems and courts but this does not mean that it in any way is ineffective or any less a law then the Western or any other legal system. It maybe different but it serves the same purpose which is to mai ...

(8 pages) 17 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law