Movie Essay

6 pages write about 5 movies MLA double space

No OUTSIDE SOURCES Use your own words

You must use at least 2-3 sources that I upload for write about each movie

When you write about each movie, do not summary it.

You can Compare and contrast between 2 movies

And integrate reading materials with these movies.

You don’t need to quote from these reading, just ideas.

interpret it and

You can use the symbolism of the West. This is the Key!

also the frontier and the West, the struggle between good and evil, and religious understanding and misunderstanding.

The first of these is the frontier and the West as symbolic spaces that hold enormous but ambivalent powers of both creation and destruction.They are always spaces that are constantly being mythologized or re-mythologized.The second theme is the struggle between good and evil.In the first generations of Western films, good characters were always dressed in white and malignant characters would be dressed in black.But this representation of good and evil may go far beyond struggles between individuals or between groups (e.g., the cattle ranchers against the settler farmers or between pan-miners against hydraulic miners) so that the seeming struggle reflects a larger struggle involving cosmic forces. What do the films we view tell us about the different ways of creating “the other” in these conflicts? The third theme, and the most important dynamic in this genre, is religious understanding and misunderstanding, which we will see at the heart of many of the conflicts that arise in Western films.

Movie list

Lonely are the Brave (1962) directed by David Miller

Red River (1948) directed by Howard Hawks and Arthur Rosson

High Noon (1952) directed by Fred Zinnemann; screenplay written by Carl Foreman based on John W. Cunningham’s magazine story, “The Tin Star.”

The Searchers (1956) directed by John Ford; screenplay written by Frank S. Nugent from Alan LeMay’s novel, The Searchers.

The Wild Bunch (1969) directed by Sam Peckinpah; screenplay written by Waylon Green, Sam Peckinpah, and Roy N. Sickner.

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