BOOK REVIEWS Horizons West: Directing the Western from John. Ford to Clint Eastwood. By Jim Kitses. London: BFI Publishing, pp. Photography. Jim Kitses. Horizons West. Bloom- ington: Indiana University Press,. Colin McArthur. Underworld USA. New York: The Viking Press, These books. When first published in , Horizons West was immediately recognised as the definitive critical account of the By: Jim Kitses Media of Horizons West.
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InKitses found the thematic resonance of the Western in the historical and geographic establishment of the American frontier, where films were usually set between the years of and the generic conflict could be distilled to that of civilisation versus the wilderness 3. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
Horizons West: The Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood
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Conor Murphy rated it it was amazing Mar 28, Published Iitses 1st by British Film Institute.
Please try again later. Lares rated it it was amazing Dec 15, The first time around, Kitses felt it was too presumptuous to take on Ford; this time he provides detailed thematic analyses of all the Ford Westerns which is where Kitses horizond at his most interesting, even if his defence of Ford against charges of racism and sexism remains, at times, unconvincing.
This is a fact filled text filled with detail and perspective on many of the most famous Western movies made. The many bogus debates sidetracked and, in many cases, diluted the otherwise well-reasoned opinions and detailed insight he had to offer. Being included in the Western canon is not extended to everyone, it seems.
No other popular film form rivals it in the peak achievements and unsurpassed productivity of its artistic tradition. John Cawelti, Adventure, Mystery, Romance: A Fistful of Westerns 7.
Kitses also assesses how the Western has been challenged by revisionist historical accounts of the West and the Western, and by movement such as feminism, postmodernism, multiculturalism and psychoanalysis.
These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Jude Brigley rated it really liked it Feb 27, In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Review “Indispensable guide to the Western.
In the edition of Horizons WestKitses also situates his study of the Western as a parallel to that of McArthur and the gangster wesg, both as reactions against pure auteurism Kitses, p.
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Horizons West: The Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood by Jim Kitses
Emre Tuncel rated it it was amazing Nov 04, I heartily recommend this effort to fans and students of the Western movie and its place in American cinema history. The other new material–mainly on John Ford and Clint Eastwood–is certainly readable, but I’m not certain that it was essential.
Brian rated it it was amazing Mar 13, First published when the traditional Western was declining in popularity and many critics were already pronouncing its death knell, Horizons West: Share your thoughts with other customers.
John rated it really liked it Aug 19, British Film Institute, Also, there are a number of commercially successful Westerns that altered the historical development of the genre shifting the frontier to Mexico, introducing group protagonists, bounty hunters and an increasing cynicism towards the very community that the gunslinger had traditionally fought for and these are dealt with only in passing.
Christina Schmidt rated it liked wwest Sep 25, Filled with new material, it deepens and enriches our understanding of Mann, Boetticher, and Peckinpah, adds a lengthy chapter on John Ford, and concludes with fascinating chapters analyzing and iitses the work of Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood.
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