Essays Tagged: "western films"

"Relationship of Western Film Heroes With The Community"

Relationship of Western Film Heroes With The CommunityIn the genre of western films, the hero plays a key role. Huma ... o the author. Dodge City Variety. 12 April 1939.Miller, Gabriel. "Shane Redux: The Shootist and the Western Dilemma." The Journal of Popular Film and Television. Vol.11. No.2. Summer 1983.Morse, David ...

(8 pages) 80 1 4.0 Feb/2003

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

The Hero's Journey in Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore).

in a small village in Sicily. The most frequented place by the locals is a cinema that shows mostly Western films, black and white. The time is around the 1930's and 1940's era, Salvatore is just a sm ...

(2 pages) 44 0 0.0 Jun/2003

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

Cry Freedom and Mapantsula: The True Spirit of Anti-Apartheid Films

Just as most American western films concern Cowboys and Indians, Mapantsula and Cry Freedom are about liberation and polit ... these restrictions is the type of films that was allowed to be shown. Often included were American westerns and mafia and gangster films. These same films would prove to be the foundations of many So ...

(6 pages) 42 0 5.0 Mar/2004

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

A persuasive letter to the Guardian Newspaper regarding Gun Crime on TV. Suitable for GCSE writing to argue and persuade

r form of entertainment other than soaps and comedy. There were the cowboy and Indian films and the western films, which have just as much violence if not more than the films that are currently shown ...

(5 pages) 75 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

"When People Believe the Legend, Print the Legend"

myths, created by stories and through film, covered up many of the unpleasant truths. Directors of western films, such as John Ford, have taken a piece of the frontier, and glorified it with embellis ... re just a rare glimpse of the true hardships of these people.What we have seen in films that depict western culture, in a way, warp the authenticity of it and celebrate the "cowboy" as a hero. It is t ...

(10 pages) 56 1 4.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Analysis of western films "Shane" and "High Noon"

Relationship of Western Film Heroes with the CommunityIn the genre of western films, the hero plays a key role. In m ...

(9 pages) 83 0 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" review essay.

u Lien (Michelle Yeoh), use the power of martial arts to get the sword back from Jade Fox.Like many western films, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" is an action-packed love story, but only at first. T ... agon" is an action-packed love story, but only at first. This intense movie seems to have a plot of western and eastern ideals like the Inevitable and the unpredictable review states, but it is really ...

(2 pages) 25 0 4.0 Jan/2006

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

"Dances With Wolves" Analysis - Illustrate how Native-Americans & Native-American culture is represented in this film differently than in usual media presentations.

The misguided portrayals of Native Americans in the media can be retraced back to outdated Western films. These films had the reoccurring theme of Cowboys versus Indians. Native Americans hav ... o their environment changed and enriched our world. The White man is portrayed as brave and heroic. Western films aren't the only perpetrators. The classic, Tom Sawyer, depicts the Native-American as ...

(2 pages) 58 0 0.0 Apr/2006

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

Cult film -obtaining cult status

films, in which he usually played a family man worker who outsmarts his boss, were some of the few Western films considered acceptable by the country's communist rulers, thus Albanians grew familiar ... oly Grail.Asian cinema, specifically Hong Kong and Japanese films, also has a cult following in the Western Hemisphere. Asian Cult Cinema consists of Hong Kong Martial Arts films, such as wuxia, and J ...

(2 pages) 21 0 1.7 Sep/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"Blazing Saddles": The Only Non-Western to Rule the West.

pical “dazzling urbanite” sheriff, Bart, to save the town. In the hilarious parody of all Western films, Mel Brook’s 1974 comedy, Blazing Saddles, has its audience stifling laughter.The ... der their feet, and make a fortune off of the land. But how? Of course, they’ll go the typical Western way of terrorizing the town. Unfortunately, that doesn’t drive the people of Rock Ridge ...

(3 pages) 22 1 5.0 Mar/2007

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

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

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) 358 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Film Genre

ions, however as time progresses, so does films' ability to manipulate and subvert genre types. The Western genre is perhaps the oldest and longest surviving in film history, particularly considering ... ndure this survival; a process of transformation, which has resulted in subversive revisions of the Western's form and conventions. This essay will primarily discuss how the characteristic themes of t ...

(9 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies