Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

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  • John Ford

    In the film, My Darling Clementine, the climatic showdown of the famous gunfight at the end of the movie seems more like a natural coincidence and part of the lavish Arizona background than a main focal point. “Ford’s ability to communicate through images rather than relying on the script, which he insisted be reduced to a bare minimum” (Schneider 65). During Ford’s career, he “directed more than 140 films (although most of his silent films are now lost) and he is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential film-makers of his generation“…

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  • Wyatt Earp Research Paper

    sports were either the dice, or the thrill of gunshots (Pbs.org). In his adulthood, he was very healthy and didn’t have any illnesses or health problems (historynet.com). Mental problems, injuries, and addictions were not included in his adulthood (History.com). Unless you count mental injuries such as his wife dying or his best friend/brother being badly wounded, then he did not have any injuries (historynet.com). To name a few quotes of his, he had many. “Destiny is that which we are drown…

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  • Tombstone Movie Analysis

    I also enjoyed the Oriental scenes,Doc Holliday's personality/Val Kilmer's portrayal of him, the O.K Corral shooting , and chase of the cowboys after his brother died. Some things I disliked about this movie were some of Kurt Russell’s over acting in some scenes like when he was telling Ike Clanton to tell the cowboys he was coming and hell's coming with him. One of the themes that can be found in this movie is revenge comes at a cost. This is seen when Wyatt and Doc kill cowboys at the O.K…

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  • My Darling Clementine Analysis

    In this instance, My Darling Clementine presents this classical storytelling of the Western that narratives the symbolic heroic theme under the frontier environment. Therefore, the essay will discuss John Ford’s Western film My Darling Clementine which represents the civilization of American westward during the Wild West period in terms of characters, environment and thematic meanings addressing to the scenes of the opening and O.K Corral. The characters in Ford’s films embody the antithetic…

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  • Yankee Liar Quotes

    Shane Quote: “I’ve heard you’re a low-down Yankee Liar” The tale of a gunfighter who, no matter how hard he tries, can’t escape trouble, Shane is the quintessential Western. A quiet movie overall, the final gunfight is sheer dynamite. Tense in built up and lightning fast in action, the 3-against-1 shootout is heart racing and iconic. The speed of the fight (gunfights then and now are typically quick affairs) keeps the scene grounded, as does Shane getting mortally wounded. The movie earns…

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