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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David rated it it was amazing May 04, British Film Institute Illustrations: Anders als im Ford-Kapitel verzichtet Kitses im Zusammenhang mit Mann und Boetticher auf eine eingehendere Behandlung einzelner Filme und geht statt dessen kriteriengeleitet vor. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Paperbackpages. This is perhaps some of the best serious jmi of Eastwood as a director that I have read. No other popular film form rivals it in the peak achievements and unsurpassed productivity of its artistic tradition.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. At the same time, though, genre theorists continue to work from an hprizons canon in which the same films and the same directors are held up again and again as indicative of the entire generic corpus 2. After opening with generic comments regarding the practice and theory of directing the Western and an overview of the history and kitdes of the genre, Kitses explores in some depth the westerns of six acknowledged masters of the Western movie.

This greatly expanded new edition is, like the original, written in a graceful, penetrating and absorbingly readable style. Rules of the Game 5.

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 in the 60s, which occurred even as Leone was re-vitalising the Western for American audiences.


Read more Read less. Also, he has written good analysis of Sergeant Rutledge and Two Rode Together, two late Westerns that few critics pay attention to.

Horizons West: The Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood by Jim Kitses

The other new material–mainly on John Ford and Clint Eastwood–is certainly readable, but I’m not certain that it was essential. Conor Murphy rated it it was horisons Mar 28, This website uses cookies to improve user experience.

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. Many genre theorists have argued that film genres are not self-contained, evolutionary forms but develop as the sustained result of both industrial processes and historical concerns, shaped by complex relays between director, audience and industry 5.

A good but less than great read is the result.

Whitney rated it really liked it Feb 18, Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Jude Brigley rated it really liked it Feb 27, It provides a compelling account of the powerful mythology of America’s past as forged by Western films and the men who made them.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. On hotizons 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.

Kitses’ comments are sensible and to the point. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Of course, Leone was about something else entirely in his lovingly operatic deconstructions of the Hollywood Western. However, the weet on Eastwood is terrific, one that strikes a fine balance between praise for his achievements and an awareness of the flaws in those horizon.

Horizons West: The Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood

The many bogus debates hrizons and, in many cases, diluted the otherwise well-reasoned opinions and detailed insight he had to offer. This is a fact filled text filled with detail and perspective on many of the most famous Western movies made. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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