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Westerns: Paperback Novels and Movies from Hollywood

Westerns: Paperback Novels and Movies from Hollywood

By Paul Varner

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Publisher’s Note

Whatever we might think of them, popular Westerns, both movies and cheap paperbacks on the newsstand racks, have had a powerful impact on both U.S. culture and Western European culture in general. Collected here are new studies from a variety of critical approaches of popular Westerns by scholars from the U.S., the U.K., and Europe, new studies of classic William S. Hart, John Ford, Clint Eastwood, and Sam Peckinpah film Westerns as well as new studies of seldom studied writers such as James Warner Bellah, Clarence Mulford, Charles Portis, and Oakley Hall.

 

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 235 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; 1st Unabridged edition (December 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847183859
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847183859

 

Table of Contents

 

 

Introduction…………………………………………………………………… 1

By Paul Varner

 

Part I: Movies from Hollywood

 

Chapter One   6

William S. Hart’s Hell’s Hinges in the Progressive Era

By Richard Hutson

 

Chapter Two  26

“Towards the Setting Sun”: Open Endings in Stagecoach

and The Pioneers

By Tom Paulus

 

Chapter Three 44

The Cowboy in the Shadows in John Ford’s My Darling Clementine

By Dennis Rothermel

 

Chapter Four  71

Dale Evans: Girlie-Girl With a Six-Gun

By Wendy Galgan

 

Chapter Five   84

Fighting “Reds” On Screen and Off: Reagan as Cowboy

turned Cold-War Politician in Cattle Queen of Montana

By Brianna R. Burke

 

Chapter Six     104

Death with Dignity: Comitatus in Sam Peckinpah’s “New Western”

By Stephen Weathers

Chapter Seven 113

To Avenge or not to Avenge: Violence, Vengeance, and Vigilantism

in Clint Eastwood’s Westerns and in Mystic River

By Len Engel

 

Chapter Eight  126

Lone Star: Forget the Alamo

By John M. Gourlie

 

Chapter Nine  137

Sonnet Subtexts and Palatable Stories: Gay Cowboys

and the Heterotopian Frontier of Modern-Classic Westerns

By Christopher Le Coney and Zoe Trodd

 

Part II: Paperback Westerns and Movies from Hollywood

 

Chapter Ten    158

Hopalong Cassidy (1910): A Novel That Defined the American Cowboy

By Paul Varner

 

Chapter Eleven           170

The Politics of Reconciliation in John Ford’s Cavalry Trilogy:

Adapting James Warner Bellah’s Short Stories

By Brett Westbrook and Kathleen A. Brown

 

Chapter Twelve          191

Time and Space in the Western: Warlock as Novel and Film

By Robert Murray Davis

 

Chapter Thirteen        198

The Western Goes Dutch: Catholic Cowboys, Civilized Indians,

and a Miniaturized West in the Arendsoog Series

By Evert Jan van Leeuwen

 

Chapter Fourteen        214

The Countercultural Cowboy: Rereading the 1960s novels of Doctorow, Herlihy, and Portis in a Marcusian Framework

By David Simmons

 

 

 

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