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Violence and Open Spaces

The Subversion of Boundaries and the Transformation of the Western Genre

Violence and Open Spaces( )
Editor: Buschendorf, Christa
Muller, Stefanie
Sarkowsky, Katja
Series title:American Studies - a Monograph Ser.
Publication Date:May 2017
Publisher:Universitatsverlag Winter GmbH Heidelberg
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $71.00
Book Description:

The classic Western film is characterized by the tension of open and enclosed spaces as well as by the lone hero's exposure to the vastness of both tempting and dangerous spaces. John Ford's cinematography in particular has contributed to a specific spatial iconography that is premised on this tension and that survives, albeit transformed, in contemporary (Neo-) Western films. While scholars of the Western genre have long acknowledged a connection between space and violence - beginning...
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Detailed Subjects: Performing Arts / Film / Genres / Westerns
Social Science / Violence In Society
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.28 x 8.27 Inches
Book Weight:1.02 Pounds

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