BOOK REVIEWS Horizons West: Directing the Western from John. Ford to Clint Eastwood. By Jim Kitses. London: BFI Publishing, pp. Photography. Jim Kitses. Horizons West. Bloom- ington: Indiana University Press,. Colin McArthur. Underworld USA. New York: The Viking Press, These books. When first published in , Horizons West was immediately recognised as the definitive critical account of the By: Jim Kitses Media of Horizons West.
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Worse, in many places in the book he insists on arguing with other reviewers hogizons the same films. British Film Institute, Click here to order this book directly from. Kitses also assesses how the Western has been challenged by revisionist historical accounts of the West and the Western, and by movement such as feminism, postmodernism, multiculturalism and psychoanalysis.
There is no question Jim Kitses knows intimately the movies he explores in this work. The critical reception of Leone in studies of the Western has been extensively discussed by Christopher Frayling, in his analysis of the Spaghetti Western. His hoeizons on Anthony Mann and Budd Boetticher were marvelous because both directors had pretty much completed their contibutions to the western genre.
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For some, Boetticher is up there with John Ford or Sergio Leone in his contribution to the genre…but maybe that horjzons my own subjective take on what makes for a great Western. When first published inHorizons West was immediately recognised as the definitive critical account of the Western film and some of its key directors.
No other popular film form rivals it in the peak achievements and unsurpassed productivity of its artistic tradition.
Buy the selected items together This item: Mar 10, Tristram rated it it was amazing Shelves: The other new material–mainly on John Ford and Clint Eastwood–is certainly readable, but I’m not certain that it was essential. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Lares rated it it was amazing Dec 15, The many bogus debates sidetracked and, in many cases, diluted the otherwise well-reasoned opinions and detailed insight he had to offer.
Horizons West: The Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood
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John Cawelti, Adventure, Mystery, Romance: Chris rated it it was amazing Aug 29, I always find it intriguing to discover which actors had originally been offered and rejected roles that later made someone else famous such as James Coburn and Charles Bronson turning down Leone’s Man-With-No-Name trilogy that skyrocketed Eastwood to fame. Not only does this neglect the rich pre-cinematic history of the Western Wild West Shows and literary traditions such as the Leatherstocking Tales, to name a few and its ongoing popularity during the silent era, Kitses does not do justice to the televisual renaissance of the Western wset the 60s, which occurred even as Leone was re-vitalising the Western for American audiences.
Return to Book Page. Rules of the Game 5. A good but less than great read is the result. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Strongly recommended for all readers interested in Westerns. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources horizoms collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
This greatly expanded new edition is, like the original, written in a graceful, penetrating and absorbingly readable style.
Horizons West: The Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood by Jim Kitses
First published when the traditional Western was declining in popularity and many critics were already pronouncing its death knell, Horizons West: Aspects horizohs a Movie Genre. It is an excellent revision of the original book that includes newer perspectives as well as adds the work of Ford, Leone, and Ijm.
However, the chapter on Eastwood is terrific, one that strikes a fine balance between praise for his achievements and an awareness of the flaws in those achievements.
When first published inHorizons West was immediately recognised as the definitive critical account of the Western film and some of its key directors. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The product of a lifetime’s labour and love, Horizons West is a landmark of scholarship and interpretation devoted to, what is for many, Hollywood’s signature genre.
John rated it really liked it Aug 19, A number of photos of actors and sets are included as is horizns on who wrote, starred in, horizohs produced most of them.
Showing of 6 reviews. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. On the one hand, theorists arrive at a relatively simple definition of a particular genre for instance, musicals contain song and dance routines that can be used as an inclusive generic checklist and applied to a broad range of examples. This greatly expanded new edition is, like the original, written in a graceful, penetrating and absorbingly readable style.
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Get to Know Us. This new edition goes considerably further. Like the original Horizons WestKitses locates his directors firmly within the Western genre. Delfien Vanden heede rated it really liked it Sep 21, Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.