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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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. He certainly never goes so far as to unpack the argument made by John Cawelti that all narrative formulas are fundamentally informed by the logic of the melodrama 7. I am not sure if Kitses dislikes Peckinpah or if he disliked critics who like Peckinpah. Also, he has written good analysis of Sergeant Rutledge and Two Rode Together, two late Westerns that few critics pay attention to.
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Horizons West: The Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood by Jim Kitses
Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Like the original Horizons WestKitses locates his directors firmly within the Western genre. Preview — Horizons West by Jim Kitses. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
Please try again later. It is fine reading for anyone interested in the Western. Kitses’ comments are sensible and horisons the point. It has changed considerably, however, and he discusses these changes with perceptive insight, definitive scholarship, and a passion that will satisfy both aficionados of the Western and general readers.
It is a scholarly effort that is well researched, annotated, and footnoted with an excellent bibliography and filmography included. Buy the selected items together This item: I heartily recommend this effort to fans and students of the Western movie and its place in American cinema history. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Mike Hernandez rated it really liked it May 29, British Film Institute, There’s a problem loading this menu right now.
Filled with new material, it deepens and enriches jitses understanding of Mann, Boetticher, and Peckinpah, adds a lengthy chapter on John Ford, and concludes with fascinating chapters analyzing and interpreting the work of Sergio Leone and Horozons Eastwood.
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Roxanne rated it really liked it Feb 07, There is no question Jim Kitses knows intimately the movies he explores in this work. To ask other readers questions about Horizons Westplease sign up. Also, there are a number of commercially successful Westerns that altered the historical development of the genre shifting the frontier to Mexico, introducing group protagonists, bounty hunters and an increasing cynicism towards the very community that the gunslinger had traditionally fought for horizoms these are dealt with only in passing.
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Horizons West: The Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. First published when the traditional Western was declining in popularity and many critics were already pronouncing its death knell, Horizons West: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Ships from and sold by Amazon.
Published September 1st by British Film Institute. This new edition goes considerably further.
Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The first time around, Kitses felt it was too presumptuous to take on Ford; this time he provides detailed thematic analyses of all the Ford Westerns which is where Kitses is at his most interesting, even if his defence of Ford against wezt of racism and sexism remains, at times, unconvincing. Share your thoughts with other customers. Although he hints at such an underlying generic collision throughout his analysis of Ford and again in his chapter on Leone, he never deals with its implications for the Western or what this might mean for genre theory.
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