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Writing the Showdown: What's Left Behind When the Sun Goes Down

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the following Westerns: High Plains Drifter (1973), Pale Rider (1985), and Unforgiven (1992). It argues that it is the theme of trauma that allows ... More


Play Mystic For Me

David Sterritt

in The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172011
eISBN:
9780231850711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Clint Eastwood's career both as an actor and director. Eastwood became a movie star by playing the role of the Man with No Name in A Fistful of ... More


Invictus: From John Huston to Jersey Boys

David Sterritt

in The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172011
eISBN:
9780231850711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies Clint Eastwood's films from the 1990s to the present. White Hunter Black Heart (1990) features the protagonist named John Wilson, whose personality and exploits are unabashedly ... More


Complexity and Experimentation in the Western

Todd Berliner

in Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190658748
eISBN:
9780190658786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658748.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 12 explains the aesthetic value of increased complexity in genre filmmaking by examining filmmakers’ efforts to continually complicate the figure of the western hero. The chapter studies the ... More


The Unforgiven Lives of Others

Ashraf H.A. Rushdy

in After Injury: A Historical Anatomy of Forgiveness, Resentment, and Apology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190851972
eISBN:
9780190852009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851972.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces the concept of apology by looking at how the range of different apologetic acts can be delineated or categorized. It examines how contemporary writers have proposed different ... More


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