Essays Tagged: "Westerns"

The Crime Film,Compares scarface and Bonnie and Clyde

gories of films all have similarities in the ways in which they are made: musicals end happily; the westerns will all have the final shoot out; and the gangsters will all be overcome by justice or mee ...

(8 pages) 161 0 4.6 Oct/1996

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

Westerns and social commentary

stern has notuntil recent years attracted the attention of interpretive critics. Many critics viewedWesterns as an escapist, immature medium. "Discussions of Westerns characterized thegenre as endless ... tive, utterly simple in form, and naive in its attitudes (Cook 64) ."However, since the late 1960's Westerns have been recognized, "similar to other forms ofpopular culture, as a useful barometer of s ...

(7 pages) 181 0 4.4 Sep/1996

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

American Ideals: American Cinema. This essay is about how the ideal american is depicted in the cinema.

eflect the "Typical American." For example in the fifties, many of the films that were created were westerns. People came to terms with referring to Americans as "cowboys" like John Wayne. Soon after ...

(2 pages) 119 1 5.0 Feb/2003

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

Essay entitled 'Fargo'

f the genre that the movie is, Fargo is a traditionally western based movie name, and is used in my westerns, there are viciously graphic murders, makes you think of thriller and quite amusing reminds ...

(4 pages) 60 0 3.7 Dec/2003

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

Review between Tears of the Black Tiger and Wizard of Oz

made from that period. In Tears of the Black Tiger, he chews up a number of those influences from B-Westerns to silent movies to old Thai melodramas and spits them out on a canvass of exploding colour ... p on the screen. The shootouts have more of a spaghetti Western look to them than the early B&W Westerns - even to the point of having Morricone like music trumpeting in the background. The two fa ...

(10 pages) 42 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

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

ghout 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 good guy sheriff who is out to catch the bad guy, and the ...

(1 pages) 27 0 3.0 Apr/2004

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

New Historicism and Cultural Studies

thing, critical of Palestinian authority; accused by Islamic world of being too Westernized, and by Westerns he was accused of sympathizing with the Islamic world.Historical Background:- In Ju ...

(2 pages) 71 2 4.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Violence in Film

violence in film. Three main categories of violent-oriented films that this paper will discuss are westerns, war movies, and American cities/society violence (deviant behavior of citizens).The Americ ...

(10 pages) 124 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"Why Write?" A question answered in a personal way.

hat great for a 16-year-old, was in fact wonderful for an eight-year-old. Even at age seven, I read westerns, and I inspired myself to write my own western. I took a yellow pad of paper, and slowly be ...

(3 pages) 50 3 4.5 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Different learning behavior between Asian and Western universities.

ts have their own cultural and Chinese learning behavior and attitude, which are different from the westerns. Also they have a shock about the new education system, such as lacking of the experience i ... ower distance in Chinese culture. Additionally, the role of Chinese learner is quite different from westerns'.The role of learner (include the plagiarism).The conventional view is that Chinese student ...

(7 pages) 96 0 1.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

This essay is on Sam Shepards' Play "True West" it demonstrates the search for a sense of meaning to life; while also depicting the struggles faced by the brothers in attaining their American Dream"

tween what is real and what is not is exposed as Lee reinforces the "real" aspects of "contemporary westerns" "you know he has died from the death of his horse". Lee consistently reinforces the idea o ...

(3 pages) 4168 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Muslim Women

'Some westerns think Muslim women do not receive equal treatment with men. In fact, the aim of Islam is qu ...

(7 pages) 125 0 3.9 Feb/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Whose Future?

terprets Star Wars as a "modern quest narrative, which blends sources such as Arthurian legend, and westerns"¦."� The result is a physical as well as spiritual adventure in order to serv ... ts to model a western. Han Solo, a sort of space-cowboy, is another example of Star Wars tie-ins to westerns. Male characters as the dominant heroes, a damsel in distress, clear separation of good and ...

(8 pages) 20 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What Ways Do Genre Change Over Time

which does.Rather than change, the Western genre has evolved into a genre that contrasts the early Westerns films. Historical, social, cultural and technological elements all account for the developm ... films.There has been a distinct change in the representation of ethnicity and cultural portrayed in Westerns. The early Westerns such as "˜Stagecoach', filmed in 1939, portrayed the native Ameri ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Growing Up

e destroying it reading that trash.¡¨ Uncle Charlie tells his nephew upon seeing him read westerns and fantasies. Tossing a copy of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin in his direction, U ...

(3 pages) 1200 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Western Film Genre

The other theory, Katherine Lawrie's, states that varying the core, and including social themes in westerns creates interesting and moving films, which justifies the existence of the genre. Two unarg ... er the isolated cowboy of Warshow, but rather, he is a father. Both Stagecoach and Shane are westerns. They both are interesting, emotional, complex, meaningful, and classic. The distinction, w ...

(5 pages) 20 0 0.0 Nov/2001

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


or his nap. He would lay on the couch with remote in hand, and watch some old western movie. I hate Westerns so whenever I would hear the first snore, I would take my chance and lift his hand to get t ...

(3 pages) 14 0 4.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

I Heard the Owl Call My Name: Native American Perspective on Death

opened a new perspective on Native Americans, beyond the cliché images put forth in Country Westerns of that time. This new perspective is seen later in the 1990s in films like Kevin Costner&# ...

(4 pages) 12 0 3.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Film Genre

ole of the Native American and the use of and narrative and film structure from the time of classic Westerns, focusing on John Ford's Stagecoach (1939) to later revisionist Western - Jim Jarmusch's De ... the West is the virgin terrain that is unspoiled demonstrating an egalitarian and pure way of life. Westerns usually focus on a ritualistic journey from the East to the West by its characters in searc ...

(9 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies