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Hollywood's West : the American frontier in film, television, and history

Author: John E O'Connor; Peter C Rollins
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Hollywood's West, Peter C. Rollins, John E. O'Connor, and the nation's leading film scholars analyze popular conceptions of the frontier as a fundamental element of American history and culture. This volume examines classic Western films and programs that span nearly a century, from Cimarron (1931) to Turner Network Television's recent made-for-TV movies. Many of the films discussed here are considered among the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hollywood's West.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2005
(OCoLC)607762530
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John E O'Connor; Peter C Rollins
ISBN: 0813123542 9780813123547
OCLC Number: 61478031
Description: xii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the West, Westerns, and American character / John E. O'Connor and Peter C. Rollins --
The new Western history in 1931 : RKo and the challenge of Cimarron / J.E. Smyth --
Tradition, parody, and adaptation : Jed Buell's unconventional West / Cynthia J. Miller --
The Lone Ranger : adult legacies of a juvenile Western / John Shelton Lawrence --
Wee Willie Winkie goes West : the influence of the British Empire genre on Ford's cavalry trilogy / Kathleen A. McDonough --
Beyond the river : women and the role of the feminine in Howard Hawks's Red River / John Parris Springer --
The "ache for home" : assimilation and separatism in Anthony Mann's Devil's doorway / Joanna Hearne --
Giant helps America recognize the cost of discrimination : a lesson of World War II / Monique James Baxter --
Rewriting High noon : transformations in American popular political culture during the Cold War, 1952-1968 / Matthew J. Costello --
Almost angels, almost feminists : women in the professionals / Winona Howe --
Cowboys and comedy : the simultaneous deconstruction and reinforcement of generic conventions in the Western parody / Matthew R. Turner --
Historical discourse and American identity in Westerns since the Reagan era / Alexandra Keller --
Challenging legends, complicating border lines : the concept of "frontera" in John Sayles's Lone star / Kimberly Sultze --
Turner Network Television's made-for-TV Western films : engaging audiences through genre and themes / David Pierson.
Responsibility: edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor.
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Examines popular perceptions of the frontier as a defining feature of American history. Characterizations of the frontier in modern culture reveal truths about American consciousness and provide  Read more...

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