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  • Langston Hughes Vs Cornel West Essay

    It’s impossible to count how many people have suffered due to the mistreatment of people that can’t comprehend change or how people are all different. Of course many people know back than if you didn’t have blue eyes or blonde hair were considered inferior, lower than trash even not human. Many people think that racism doesn’t exist because we have so many different races doing complex things and other high paying jobs. People now have thrown racism under the rug but racism is still a big ‘problem’, Racism has become a complex subject so you can’t consider it just a ‘problem’. Cornel West remains an African American scholar, who beforehand worked at Harvard University, at the present he works at Princeton in place of a instructor. West states at the beginning of his overview that "What happened in Los Angeles in April of 1992 was neither a race riot nor a class rebellion. Rather, this monumental upheaval was a multiracial, trans-class, and largely male display of justified social rage", what West is saying is that people that…

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  • Comparison Of Stagecoach And The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    The following essay will compare the cinematic language of the two Western classics Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966) while analyzing the claim that both film respectably are pioneers of the Western genre during their times proven on the basis of their original work in editing and narrative, and its influence on other filmmakers. After a brief summary of both movies, I will continue with the analysis of both, in particular with the formal…

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  • The Great Train Robbery: Film Analysis

    Western’s a genre with a purpose For almost as long as the medium of filmmaking has existed so too has the Western first showcased in Edwin S. Porter film The Great Train Robbery. Though overall a simple film in retrospect the way in which it pushed the medium forward was revolutionary in containing a narrative. Cowboys are the initial American heroes of filmmaking which all others pull from; Westerns as a male focused genre the central genre trope of masculinity have been constructed on a…

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  • The Sisters Brothers Analysis

    Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers (2011): a satirical deviation from the cowboy western genre “The Wild West has always enticed the readers’ imagination” (Vanja 128). This research paper explores the context of Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers (2011). DeWitt’s use of a “stylized abstraction of western speech” (Vernon 1) offers its readers a respite from everyday life. Although it follows the traditional scheme of a cowboy western genre, the novel has certain innovations of its own…

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  • Travel Writing In Kathleen Jamie's Essay 'Shia Girls'

    could be thought of as barren, empty, unleveled … [and] needful of European influence and control” (319). Meanwhile, Kathleen Jamie’s essay “Shia Girls’ is a piece of travel writing that produced an idea of Pakistan for her Western readers. The keyword in the editor 's’ description of travel writing is “control,” both generally and for Pakistan. Before reading Jamie’s essay, Pakistan seemed an “empty” place for me and probably for most Americans. In our minds, when we think about Pakistan or…

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  • Third Man Critique

    Screening: Stagecoach (1939): Directed by John Ford, this western film starred Claire Trevor and John Wayne. This great film revolved around nine travelers going on a stagecoach across the country. Every character was one of a kind in their own particular manners and contributed to the greatness of this film. This film was similar to The Breakfast Club in this regard. Character development was essential throughout this film as each character learned about each other along the way. This film just…

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  • Life After Dr Grey Summary

    He is remembered to this day as the “Father of the Western”. Zane Grey was able to capture his childhood and many adventures through his youth into classics of the western genre. The relationships and hardships Zane faced as a young man, greatly impacted and thrusted his career to fame and fortune. The agony and hardships were an immense struggle for Zane, but through growth and perseverance Zane Grey followed his dreams and became the leader of a new genre. Greys success was due to his hard…

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  • Dead Man Western Analysis

    The Edge of a Western How does a Western film look when it is written backwards and the themes are put on their head? This is how Jim Jarmusch envisioned his take on the Western when he directed Dead Man. The film is about an ordinary accountant William Blake, played by Johnny Depp, who is traveling to the town of Machine to start a new life. When Blake finds that there is no job for him, a set of unfortunate circumstances forces him into becoming a wanted man. Along with an American Indian…

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  • My Darling Clementine Essay

    Clementine My Darling Clementine (1946), is a Western style of retelling story within shoot-outing at OK Corral. It was directed by John Ford and based on a classic book by Stuart N. Lake. It was transformed from a story by Sam Hellman and it was turned into a screenplay by Samuel G. Engel (also; producer) and Winston Miller. Also, Cyril J. Mockridge made music of the movie. Joseph MacDonald was director of photography and finally, Dorothy Spencer was editor of the movie. (IMDb)…

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  • Django Unchained Themes

    Westerns have come a long way since the silent film days and the original western, The Great Train Robbery in 1903. Today, modern technology has allowed westerns to become more thrilling, more daring, and more action packed than ever before, and none of this is more true than for Django Unchained(2012) directed by Quentin Tarantino and the TV show Firefly(2002), created by Joss Whedon. While both embrace new and interesting twists to the genre, both still feature many of the classic themes…

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