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    Vassar College
  Jan 21, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018
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FILM 218 - Genre: The Western

1 unit(s)
This course offers an historical and cultural exploration of the Western film genre. There is emphasis on the relationship between the Western and the central myths of the American experience. The changing nature of masculinity, the representation of violence, and the roles designated to women are addressed. The course examines Westerns directed by filmmakers D. W. Griffith, John Ford, Howard Hawks, George Stevens, John Huston, Fred Zinnemann, Sidney Poitier, Sam Peckinpah, and Clint Eastwood. Mia Mask.

Prerequisite(s): FILM 175  or FILM 210  and permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods plus outside screenings.

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