Ride, Boldly Ride (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
344
Utgivningsdatum
2012-09-07
Förlag
University of California Press
Medarbetare
Eastwood, Clint (foreword)
Illustratör/Fotograf
53 Illustrations
Illustrationer
53 b-w photographs
Dimensioner
247 x 165 x 31 mm
Vikt
612 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780520258662
Ride, Boldly Ride (inbunden)

Ride, Boldly Ride

The Evolution of the American Western

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This comprehensive study of the Western covers its history from the early silent era to recent spins on the genre in films such as "No Country for Old Men", "There Will Be Blood", "True Grit", and "Cowboys & Aliens". While providing fresh perspectives on landmarks such as "Stagecoach", "Red River", "The Searchers", "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", and "The Wild Bunch", the authors also pay tribute to many under-appreciated Westerns. "Ride, Boldly Ride" explores major phases of the Western's development, including silent era oaters, A-production classics of the 1930s and early 1940s, and the more psychologically complex portrayals of the Westerner that emerged after World War II. The authors also examine various forms of genre-revival and genre-revisionism that have recurred over the past half-century, culminating especially in the masterworks of Clint Eastwood. They consider themes such as the inner life of the Western hero, the importance of the natural landscape, the roles played by women, the tension between myth and history, the depiction of the Native American, and the juxtaposing of comedy and tragedy. Written in clear, engaging prose, this is the only survey that encompasses the entire history of this long-lived and much-loved genre.
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"A fascinating inquiry into how the lowly American Western evolved into one of our most respected and beloved film genres." -- Tom Lavoie Shelf Awareness For Readers "Perceptive, wide-ranging." American History "An in-depth look at the development of the world of Western films from its first silent versions to recent Clint Eastwood movies." -- Kristin Yinger Los Angeles Magazine First-rate film books like this one are like good cookbooks; they tell you what to shop for (in this case on Netflix) and help you savor it. -- Zara Raab SF / Sacramento Book Rev / 1776 Prod "Both encyclopedic and a page turner, which is almost impossible to accomplish ... 'Ride, Boldly Ride' informs, engages and entertains as few books can." -- William David Barry Portland Press Herald "The attraction here is sourdough expertise: the authors have drunk deep of the classics of the genre... If you feel at home in the Hollywood Western, RIDE, BOLDLY RIDE will wrap over you like a warm blanket on a cold night in big sky country." -- Thomas Doherty Cineaste "The authors are authorities in the field of cinema, and their level of analysis is very high. The scope of cinematic knowledge is broad and deep, and the writing is clear and engaging... Highly recommended for all readers." -- R. Ducharme CHOICE

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Mary Lea Bandy was Director and Chief Curator of the Department of Film and Video at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She has co-edited several books, including Rediscovering French Film, Jean-Luc Godard: Son + Image, and The Hidden God. Kevin Stoehr is Associate Professor of Humanities at Boston University. He is the author of Nihilism in Film and Television and co-editor of John Ford in Focus.

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List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction 1. Diverse Perspectives in Silent Westerns: Landscape, Morality, and the Native American 2. Not at Home on the Range: Women against the Frontier in The Wind 3. "He Went That-Away": The Comic Western and Ruggles of Red Gap 4. Landscape and Standard-Setting in the 1930s Western: The Big Trail and Stagecoach 5. Indian- Fighting, Nation-Building, and Homesteading in the A-Western: Northwest Passage and The Westerner 6. Howard Hawks and John Wayne: Red River and El Dorado 7. The Postwar Psychological Western (1946-- 1956): My Darling Clementine to Jubal 8. John Ford's Later Masterpieces: The Searchers and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 9. The Existential and Revisionist Western: Comanche Station to The Wild Bunch and Beyond 10. Eastwood and the American Western: High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales, and Unforgiven 11. Coda: From Lonesome Dove (1989) to Cowboys and Aliens (2011) Notes Bibliography Index