Before the 1940s the western genera was not respected enough to be considered fare for Hollywood’s A list. John Ford is responsible for a number of successful and notable westerns such as Stagecoach and The Searchers, both staring John Wayne and both cited as being responsible for bringing the western genera into Hollywood’s mainstream. Using the breathtaking landscapes of America’s Monument Valley, Ford showcased to audiences the visual capacity of the western while also using the genre to show off the natural beauty of the United States evoking a timely desired sense of patriotism. However, the sensational visuals and patriotic evocations mask many of the negative identity issues and cultural anxieties that American audience would have grappled with during this period that many consider to be the pinnacle of positive American identity. The Searchers speaks to the American postwar sense of exceptionalism while also outlining American anxieties surrounding concepts such as national cultural identity and race relations.
Putting the true story aside and focussing on the novel and movie “in part adaption”, both were great for their own standards. In this sense I would like to categorize the book and movie with a historical fiction genre. Although I want to say the movie was better just because Leonardo Decaprio was in it. In my honest opinion, I don’t know why Decaprio won an Oscar for this movie rather than all the other amazing movies that he’s previously acted in, such as Titanic, or the Aviator. His acting is always great, but I think he won the Oscar for the sake of winning it, because it was due time.
America would pay them 25 million dollars for it, Mexico refused, and America placed troops at the border, and Mexico shot first. During the war, Americans came up with the idea that all the new land they would gain from Mexico would be free states the idea was called the Wilmot Proviso it was created in 1846 on August 8. America fought and got the land, and Manifest Destiny really took a jump from there. Manifest Destiny decreased Native Americans population by a large amount, it expanded slavery and increased tensions between the north and south states. Manifest Destiny lowered the population of the Native Americans by a significant amount.
Back in 1985, 9/10 of the movies made in Hollywood were original. By 2005, however, 9/10 movies were unoriginal and based on something previously made. Basing movies off of other material isn’t a new idea though. Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game” was made into a movie in 1932. Star Wars involves a lot of shooting and running, and is about good guys versus bad guys.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was a nostalgic Western at the time of its release, and in time, most people were nostalgic for this film itself. It is a much beloved film, but like most movies carried by mystique and charisma, it works a kind of magic that will hit some very hard and completely miss others. Newman is Butch and Redford is Sundance, the brains and the guns of the infamous Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, a gang of bank robbers that were as beloved as they were feared. They are good at what they do, but a certain unrest has set in to the gang, so they take to robbing trains. No one wants to take them on, until one day a "super posse" has been called together, with great tracking capabilities and unending engery, with Butch and Sundance
The movie Stage Coach, directed by John Ford, takes place in Monument Valley, Utah. This was the first western, in which the public would first see Monument Valley, which would become a favorite filming location of exterior sequences for John Ford in many of his westerners to come. The premise of the movie is based on a crew taking a stagecoach from Tonto to Lordsburg while in the meantime trying to avoid the Geronimo and Apaches in his way. In the film, The Ringo Kid’s call to actions comes from both the false accusations against him and more seriously the murders of his father and brother. In this film, the main character The Ringo kid, played by John Wayne, portrays one of the ideal male ideologies of the time.
Although what he accomplished was without a doubt historically significant, his expeditions were important in European development of the western hemisphere, these accomplishments cannot be celebrated as a heroic or righteous for many have suffered in this pursuit of prosperity. At the time Columbus’s name rose to popularity, America was in need or an identity, and so the true nature of Columbus was omitted and his legacy was used as an icon symbolizing courage and unity. Through the surfacing of the true story behind the man, Columbus lost much of his fame. Yet in many ways the upstanding ideals he represented still carry
Many compare the mere Disney movie The Lion King with the great shakespearean work Hamlet. It is commonly believed that The Lion King portrays itself as a remake of Hamlet. From an quick overlook of the two works, I cannot help but agree that they do in fact hold similarities. The common misconception that The Lion King was a remake of Hamlet typically derives from the identical plot found between both works. Although that may be true, it must be remembered that there is more to a story than the plot.
However, are these so-called western films and shows accurately portraying the events of what occurred in the “wild west?” In truth, Hollywood inaccurately exaggerated and romanticized the factual and fundamental truth about what occurred in the Old West for intended money purposes. Clichés such as cowboys, gunslingers, outlaws, and bonds with the Native Americans all made the cut for the western films and shows rather than what the Old West really consisted of. One man, in particular, William Cody, or most commonly known as Buffalo Bill, created Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Shows to give an insight as to what the western life was like. Though his shows were far from the actual truth of what happened in the west, they drew quite an audience. In an aspect, what can be drawn from theses hackneyed-washed that consisted of western films and shows were all for its intended purpose for earning
The Devil’s Arithmetic Book vs. Movie Essay The book and movie versions of The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen both had many pros and cons. However, the more preferable version goes to the book. The book had far more interesting and suspenseful moments. With the book having better characters, scenes, and themes, there is no point in arguing which adaptation of The Devil’s Arithmetic is more enjoyable to an audience. Although the movie did have some interesting additions and removals, the book was far more appealing to a general audience than the movie.
It was the accomplishment of Leone 's westerns that came to characterize the class going ahead. In spite of being Italian creations, which were shot with on-screen characters utilizing their local dialects, the movies were named for worldwide circulation. Furthermore, perhaps in particular, these first and most powerful Spaghetti Westerns featured Clint Eastwood. While he was scarcely on Hollywood 's radar when he consented to star in A Fistful of Dollars, having just barely gotten his part on the Broadcasted program Rawhide, the postponed arrival of the film situated it with the goal that it came after the show had been airing for a long time. By then, Eastwood was without a doubt a western star and the motion picture was all the more fruitful thus.