From Shane to Kill Bill
Rethinking the Western
By (author) Patrick McGee
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From Shane to Kill Bill by Patrick McGee
Book DescriptionFrom Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western is an original and compelling critical history of the American Western film. * Provides an insightful overview of the American Western genre * Covers the entire history of the Western, from 1939 to the present * Analyses Westerns as products of a genre, as well as expressions of political and social desires * Deepens an audience's understanding of the genre's most important works, including Shane, Stagecoach, The Searchers, Unforgiven, and Kill Bill * Contains numerous illustrations of the films and issues discussed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405139656
(228mm x 154mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Patrick McGee
Bad History and the Logics of Blockbuster Cinema, Hardback (December 2011)
McGee studies historical representation in commodified, popular cinema as expressions of historical truths that more authentic histories usually miss and argues for the political and social significance of mass culture through the interpretation of four recent big-budget movies: Titanic, Gangs of New York, Australia, and Inglourious Basterds.
Theory and the Common from Marx to Badiou, Hardback (May 2009)
Using a method that combines analysis, memoir, and polemic, McGee writes experimentally about a series of thinkers who ruptured linguistic and social hierarchies, from Marx, to Gramsci, to Badiou.
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From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western is an original and compelling critical history of the American Western film.
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Author Biography - Patrick McGee
Patrick McGee is Professor of English at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Cinema, Theory, and Political Responsibility in Contemporary Culture (1997) and Joyce Beyond Marx: History and Desire in 'Ulysses' and 'Finnegans Wake' (2001).
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