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. Rethinking Revisionism

Matthew Carter

in Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748685585
eISBN:
9780748697038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685585.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The third chapter begins by providing an account of the generally assumed evolution of the Western's classical plot formulas into the critical revisionist phase of the genre. This chapter first ... More


Introduction

Matthew Carter

in Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748685585
eISBN:
9780748697038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685585.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Introduction outlines the book in terms of contemporary film scholarship on the Western. The broader aim here is to set the book in the present before outlining the history of the two main ... More


. A Fine Good Place to be

Matthew Carter

in Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748685585
eISBN:
9780748697038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685585.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The second chapter raises issues about the structuring role played by race in both the myth of the West and the Western. The genre's portrayal of Native Americans is rethought in this section, ... More


. Actors Transcending the Darkness

Matthew Carter

in Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748685585
eISBN:
9780748697038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685585.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter develops the previous chapter's concerns, describing the borderlands setting of Joel Coen's No Country for Old Men as a term of both geographical and ideological reference. It also ... More


Conclusion

Matthew Carter

in Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748685585
eISBN:
9780748697038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685585.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Conclusion summarises the book's central argument that the Western cannot simply be described as heroic, redemptive or honourable. Furthermore, as often as it celebrated the myth of the West, it ... More


Toward a Gay Mainstream

Ryan Powell

in Coming Together: The Cinematic Elaboration of Gay Male Life, 1945-1979

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634234
eISBN:
9780226634401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634401.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter looks at three independent drama features that sought to make stories about sociosexual cultures organized around male-male desire accessible to larger audiences. It situates this within ... More


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