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Cowboy imperialism and Hollywood film

Author: Mark Cronlund Anderson
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : P. Lang, ©2008.
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"Cowboy Imperialism and Hollywood Film explores how Hollywood has employed the frontier myth to sanction imperial behavior. This cultural project integrates the myth, America's secular creation story, with Manifest Destiny, the sugar-coated impetus to conquer without compunction. Through Hollywood - the history teacher who reaches the largest audiences - the imagery of conquest has become effectively naturalized,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Cronlund Anderson
ISBN: 9780820495453 082049545X
OCLC Number: 225991509
Description: 231 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. A theory of American evolution : origination of a chosen people --
2. The imperial in residence : who's your daddy --
3. The empire's new clothes : getting naked --
4. Being not it! (and other teleological silliness) --
5. Ritual war : the only good Indian --
6. Back to the future : frontier westerns and the final frontier --
7. Lying line laying : remembering the Alamo --
8. Mirror, mirror : imperialism is a palindrome.
Responsibility: Mark Cronlund Anderson.
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"Cowboy Imperialism and Hollywood Film explores how Hollywood has employed the frontier myth to sanction imperial behavior. This cultural project integrates the myth, America's secular creation story, with Manifest Destiny, the sugar-coated impetus to conquer without compunction. Through Hollywood - the history teacher who reaches the largest audiences - the imagery of conquest has become effectively naturalized, glorified, and personified in the guise of the mythical frontiersman, such as John Wayne and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. This book examines eighteen movies, ranging from The Green Berets to Raiders of the Lost Ark, from Red River to Hidalgo. Others, from Full Metal Jacket to The Big Lebowski."--Jacket.

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