Western Genre Essay

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  • Women in the Western Genre Essay

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    several attempts and experimentation in creating a new genre of cinema known as the Western. The first well-known Western movie The Great Train Robbery (1903), while not necessarily being the first ever Western, it is by both film historians and theorists definitely considered the pinnacle of the genre, that got it all started and that would be the first step in creating others similar to it, but also very different. Because it was still an unknown genre in film, there had not yet been established a set

  • Brokeback Mountain and the Western Genre Essay

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    The film genre of the Western has long since proven to be more about the conflict and showdowns that occur in the storyline. Usually the western genre incorporates traditional western motifs and icons and adheres to those common plot structures of the genre, but Brokeback Mountain is different from what is to be normally expected because it does not seem like a traditional and conventional Western film at all. Brokeback Mountain has several different twists to it, like the more modern take on it

  • Western Vs. Noir : An Exploration Of Genre In True Grit

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    Austin Briggs Degener WR100 29 October 2017 Western vs. Noir: An Exploration of Genre in True Grit Even though the novel had already been adapted into a film once, in 2010, the Coen brothers decided to take a swing at their own version of Charles Portis’ classic western, True Grit. Comparatively to the book and even Henry Hathaway’s 1969 film adaptation, however, the Coens have crafted the story into their own. Mattie’s bildungsroman is more uncompromising and realistic, the relationships Mattie

  • How the Western Film Genre Has Developed over the Past Century

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    The Western film genre is typically set in a secluded village in the middle of the desert, normally in the American West. The setting includes wooden buildings, tumble weed, cacti, trains, horses and carriages. The storyline for western films is usually the same, namely, a hero travels to a remote village, usually on a horse, and brings peace to the warring villagers. In a traditional Western film the clothing for the hero is usually a white hat, (this is to show purity). The hero would also

  • Film Genre Of Western Films

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    brilliant movies, appearing through a variety of genres. However, for every generation there consistently exists a dominant movie trend that encapsulates that culture, frequently making appearances on the big screen. Early on in filmmaking history, western movies were one of the original major trending movie genres. Later, in the 1970’s, adventure was extraordinarily popular, then horror movies saw a significant rise toward the 1980’s. Each generation has its genre. As of recently, there is an observably

  • The Western Genre: An Analysis of its History and Rise and Fall as a Genre

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    The Classic Western genre is dead. Western films created now are not considered Classic Western, but are instead categorized in the Post-Western form. This happened because the overuse of filmic codes in the Western genre eventually led to predictability in the films. These “genre film cycles” occur because of the overuse of predictability. Film cycles are when a genre and its conventions become overused to the point of death to that specific genre. For example, if the film The Good, The Bad, and

  • Literary Analysis Of 'The Searchers( 1956 ) And Taxi Driver'

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    The term “genre” is referenced frequently when describing film, literature, music, and other mediums of artistry, and yet attempting to define the term itself is difficult. Genre studies are rife with uncertainty and conflicting opinions on how best to define and research genre. Some theorists opt for a semantic approach, a broader categorization a genre that encompasses a large number of films, the building blocks of which are commonplace across that genre. In contrast to the semantic theorists

  • Codes and Conventions of Genres Essay

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    Codes and Conventions of Genres A genre is a particular type of commodity . It has characteristic features that are known to and recognised by the audiences because the same formula is reproduced many times. Genre is a French word meaning that refers to types or categories of media products. Soap operas, situation comedies, police series, quiz shows and news programmes are just some of the genres to be found in television. Genres are identified by the particular conventions

  • Cowboys and Aliens Directed by Jon Favreau

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    Cowboys and Aliens (2011) directed by Jon Favreau, takes place in a Western style setting in New Mexico territory. Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) wakes up in the middle of the desert severely injured with no recollection as to why he is in pain. At this point he notices the scientific and advanced technology attached to his wrist. This strange mechanical device immediately incorporates the science fiction aspect to a clearly western style film. After killing three men who were attempting to attack him

  • Essay On Cyberpunk

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    While science fiction was once primarily "about science," it has since evolved into a far-reaching field that encompasses a variety of subgenres. ⦁ cyberpunk: The cyberpunk genre emerged in the early 1980s; combining cybernetics and punk, the term was coined by author Bruce Bethke for his 1980 short story Cyberpunk. The time frame is usually near-future and the settings are often dystopian in nature and characterized by misery. Common themes in cyberpunk include advances in information technology