The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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    masculinity. In the film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, John Ford demonstrates that Western societies often forced those roles onto males. Masculinity, being a remarkable characteristic to display, seems to be connected with his morals. Morals relate to the person’s decision-making, either with confrontation or emotions about a situation, personal beliefs will be strongly expressed by their morals. Repeatedly receiving criticism from peers you will begin to change your views about yourself and/or your place in society. Men wanting to conform to societal obligations of being masculine will often display characteristics of respect and morals that relate to their beliefs. In The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, the male characters that conform strong values on masculinity will begin to accept the violence that is represented in Western societies. The Man Who Shot Liberty…

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    John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a depiction of an inescapable transition where the society is transformed from an old and wild social order to a modern and organized one. In this film, Ford brings to perspective the society in the past and how it died as a result of modernization. The western frontier ideals are brought to light with the transition from a lawless social order embodied by the gunslingers into a modern society governed by law and order (Ebert). The inevitable…

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    The first thing I noticed about The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance was how the camera remained mostly objective for the entire movie. I thought that this was interesting since the story is mainly told through the perspective of Ransom Stoddard who seems to be the main character and yet I don’t think there’s a moment in the film where we get a shot entirely from just his perspective. I wonder if this had been done on purpose to remove the viewer from the action on screen and allow them to have a…

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    Ford’s film, “The Man Who Shot Liberty of Valance” is a depiction of an inevitable transition whereby the society is transformed from an old social order to a modern one. In this film, Ford brings to perspective the society that he created in the past and how it died as a result of the new transition in form of modernization. In this film, the western frontier ideals are brought to light with the transition from an old social order characterized by lawlessness embodied by the gunslingers into a…

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    The movie, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, directed by John Ford seems to greatly stand out from other movies released during this era. Many elements were compiled to make this movie unique. The backbone of the film stems from camera elements. John Ford used the camera elements of camera work as well as costumes and make-up to accurately portray his vision of the film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. The movie, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, incorporates several different varieties of…

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    Civil War. Pippin uses three significant western films, which are Red River, The Man Who Shot Liberty and The Searchers, as examples. He explains and analyses different politics and histories in these films. Assess: Pippin’s book gives a distinguishing feature to the western films. He analyses each character’s personality and meaning of his or her actions in these films to explain what politics…

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