Essays Tagged: "Western (genre)"

Frienship and Heterosexual Love in Cooper's The Deerslayer

James Fenimore Cooper is often considered to be the "father" of the western genre. Cooper's novel, TheDeerslayer, addresses numerous themes, among them the act of frien ...

(7 pages) 45 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

The Classic Western Genre through the eyes of John Ford's "The Searchers".

In the film, The Searchers, director John Ford emphasizes setting as a major element of the western genre. Ford uses the beautiful and natural landscape of what appears to be New Mexico or Ari ...

(2 pages) 32 0 4.8 Apr/2005

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

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 ... assic 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 when a gun is fired, ...

(1 pages) 12 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

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

searchers

enceThe SearchersThe Searchers by John Ford bring into being a change of the social function of the Western film genre. Before The Searchers, the stereotypical western was a simple film to watch which ... y on the action as opposed to meaningful and deep messages being said in the film. Even though most Western films reflected early American ideology such as the conquest of the wilderness, demotion of ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 Nov/2014

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