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eBook Westerns: Aspects of a Movie Genre ePub

by Philip French

  • ISBN: 0195199871
  • Category: Movies
  • Subcategory: Entertainment
  • Author: Philip French
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Revised 1977 edition (April 1985)
  • Pages: 208
  • ePub book: 1664 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1169 kb
  • Other: docx azw lit mobi
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 352

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Westerns: Aspects of a M. .has been added to your Basket. This book not only gives us French's 1977 version of his original book but contains what is essentially a second book in which French looks at Westerns made between "Heaven's Gate" and "Open Range

Westerns: Aspects of a M. This book not only gives us French's 1977 version of his original book but contains what is essentially a second book in which French looks at Westerns made between "Heaven's Gate" and "Open Range. The "second book" is just as enjoyable as the first. It is marvelous to see someone with French's grasp of the history of the genre deal with films like "Unforgiven" and "Dances with Wolves" as well as the two I named earlier. He covers many more films as well. French is simply one of the best writers on film.

French's books include The Movie Moguls: An Informal History of the Hollywood Tycoons (1969) and Westerns, which reappeared in a revised version in 2005. 1974, Westerns: Aspects of a Movie Genre, Viking Press, ISBN 978-0-670-75727-5

French's books include The Movie Moguls: An Informal History of the Hollywood Tycoons (1969) and Westerns, which reappeared in a revised version in 2005. He also wrote the book Cult Movies (1999) together with Karl French, one of his sons. Between 1959 and 1990, when he took early retirement, French was a BBC Radio producer. At first he was a producer on the North American service, but the bulk of his BBC career was for domestic radio. 1974, Westerns: Aspects of a Movie Genre, Viking Press, ISBN 978-0-670-75727-5. 1980, Three Honest Men: Edmund Wilson, . Leavis, Lionel Trilling - A Critical Mosaic, (e.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Westerns - Philip French. Philip French’s study Westerns must be the definitive so far on that endlessly productive cinema genre. Margaret Hinxman, The Sunday Telegraph. Mr French has done a dazzling job on a cinematic genre I find antipathetic and outmode. generally brilliant and enterprising series of shots at rehabilitating and respectabilising the Western. John Coleman, New Statesman.

The political, historical, and cultural forces that shaped the development of the Western film genre especially the 30 years after World War II are explored in this book.

Philip French has been the film critic for the Observer newspaper for more than 25 years. He was a member of the Cannes Festival jury in 1986 and a Booker Prize judge in 1988, and is the author of The Faber Book of Movie Verse, Malle on Malle, and The Movie Moguls. Westerns: Aspects of a Movie Genre and Westerns Revisited Carcanet film 25. cilt/Cinema one. Yazar.

Philip French was born in Liverpool in 1933. He was a senior producer for BBC radio from 1959 to 1990, and has been The Observer's film critic since 1978. He has written regularly for numerous newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, London Magazine, The Times, the New Statesman, The Spectator and Sight & Sound.

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The book focuses on the political, historical and cultural forces that shaped the western, dealing especially with the thirty years after World War II. French takes in these and other films, such as "Heaven's Gate", the costly failure that brought down the studio that produced it, and brings the story of the western into the twenty-first century as the genre that was renewed in "Cold Mountain", "Open Range", "Hidalgo" and "The Alamo". See all 2 brand new listings by Philip French 1857547470 -Westerns: Aspects of a Movie Genre (Film Books) .by Philip French 1857547470.

Westerns: Aspects of a Movie Genre (1973). Manchester, NH: Carcanet. The term post-Western was first applied to cinema by Philip French in the 1970s (Westerns, 1973) and has been employed by a variety of critics since then to refer to very different books and films. On the Global Formation of Andalusian and Basque Cinemas.

Comments

Nikohn Nikohn
Philip French's original "Westerns" published back in the Seventies has always been one of the most interesting and enjoyable books on the Western genre I have read. His analysis of the political overtones of Westerns produced between 1950 and 1974 has always struck me as very thought-provoking.

This book not only gives us French's 1977 version of his original book but contains what is essentially a second book in which French looks at Westerns made between "Heaven's Gate" and "Open Range."

The "second book" is just as enjoyable as the first. It is marvelous to see someone with French's grasp of the history of the genre deal with films like "Unforgiven" and "Dances with Wolves" as well as the two I named earlier. (He covers many more films as well.)

French is simply one of the best writers on film. He writes in a jargon free style that never lets the reader forget that movies are entertaining (as well as conveying a particular outlook.) Highly recommended.
Gavirus Gavirus
I read this as a textbook for a class, so keep in mind that I have the disadvantage of not necessarily being the target audience. However, I cannot say that I enjoyed this book at all. I found it incredibly difficult to follow and, once I'd realized that it was going to be like this the whole way through, to pick up each time we had a new assignment from it.

While his insights into Westerns may be valuable, the way he presents them is extremely difficult to read, especially for those who are unschooled in the genre. He assumes much familiarity on the reader's part with every Western ever. Generally, he lists a film that supports his point, then proceeds to summarize the entire film in a tone that may be amusing to some but to me seemed to imply that he was just conversationally sharing his (not humorous) opinion. As this went on, it all started to read like this to me: "In this film, which you've never heard of, all of this happens, and now I've spoiled the entire film for you so there's no point in your seeing it anymore."

The format, too, is daunting. He makes no use of screenshots to illustrate his point or to just break up his overwhelming walls of text. Even the paragraphs are generally all generally the same length, which makes it tedious. In short, this book was a pain to read.
Akinonris Akinonris
This book was EASY to follow and understand, despite what another reviewer here as written. I found French's insights into the western genre fascinating and well-considered. Highly recommend this book!
Rishason Rishason
As promised