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The Resource Cowboy classics : the roots of the American western in the epic tradition, Kirsten Day

Cowboy classics : the roots of the American western in the epic tradition, Kirsten Day

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Cowboy classics : the roots of the American western in the epic tradition
Title
Cowboy classics
Title remainder
the roots of the American western in the epic tradition
Statement of responsibility
Kirsten Day
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the American psyche, the Wild West is a mythic-historical place where the nation's values and ideologies were formed. In this violent and uncertain world, the cowboy is the ultimate hero, fighting the bad guys, forging notions of manhood, and delineating what constitutes honor as he works to build civilization out of wilderness. Tales from this mythical place are best known from that most American of media: film. In the Greco-Roman societies that form the foundation of Western civilization, similar narratives were presented in what for them was the most characteristic, and indeed most filmic, genre: epic. Like Western film, the epics of Homer and Virgil focus on the mythichistorical past and its warriors who worked to establish the ideological framework of their respective civilizations. Through a close reading of films like High Noon and Shane, Kirsten Day examines the surprising connections between these seemingly disparate yet closely related genres
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1969-
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Day, Kirsten
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Screening Antiquity
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  • Western films
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Heroes
  • Cowboys in popular culture
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Cowboys in popular culture
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Heroes
  • Western films
  • United States
  • Antike
  • Epos
  • Westernfilm
  • USA
Label
Cowboy classics : the roots of the American western in the epic tradition, Kirsten Day
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-213) and index
  • Includes filmography: pages 214-216
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Introduction: Western film and the epic tradition -- Howard Hawk's Red River -- Fred Zinnemann's High noon -- George Steven's Shane -- John Ford's The searchers -- John Ford's The man who shot Liberty Valance -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn960033657
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474422055
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1bh14t2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960033657
Label
Cowboy classics : the roots of the American western in the epic tradition, Kirsten Day
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-213) and index
  • Includes filmography: pages 214-216
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Introduction: Western film and the epic tradition -- Howard Hawk's Red River -- Fred Zinnemann's High noon -- George Steven's Shane -- John Ford's The searchers -- John Ford's The man who shot Liberty Valance -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn960033657
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474422055
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1bh14t2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960033657

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