Westerns: Films Through History
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BeschreibungThe "cowboys and Indians," sheriffs and outlaws, schoolmarms and barkeeps of Western films have wholly transformed our ideas about the reality of the American frontier." Westerns" is the first book to consider seriously the historical meanings and functions of the Western film genre. In "Westerns," leading scholars unpack the ways in which the form has embellished, mythologized, and erased past events. Contributors explore the mythic "Wild West" envisioned by "Buffalo Bill" Cody, the revisionist aims of recent westerns like "Posse, Lone Star," and "Dead Man," and how the genre addresses key issues of biography, authenticity, race, and representation. Included is an introduction by Janet Walker.
InhaltsverzeichnisAcknowledgements. Introduction: Westerns through History 1. Historical Metafiction: the 90s Western 2. Historiophoty: Buffalo Bill, the Indians, and the Western Biopic 3. Film History: Widening Horizons 4. History through Narrative
PortraitJanet Walker is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Couching Resistance: Women, Film and Psychoanalytic Psychiatry and co-editor of Feminism and Documentary.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2001
Seitenanzahl: 264 Seiten