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"The Western Genre: From Lordsburg to Big Whiskey" offers close readings of the definitive American film movement as represented by such leading exponents as John Ford, Howard Hawks, and Sam Peckinpah. In his consideration of such iconic motifs as the Outlaw Hero and the Lone Rider, John Saunders traces the development of perennial aspects of the genre, its continuity and, importantly, its change. Representations of morality and masculinity are also foregrounded in consideration of the genre's major stars John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, and such films as "Shane, Rio Bravo, The Wild Bunch, " and "Unforgiven."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781903364123
ISBN-10: 1903364124
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Saunders

John Saunders is senior lecturer in film and literature at the University of Newcastle, UK.

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