FTVM 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Winter 2022, Section 007 - The Western II (1968-2018)
Instruction Mode: Section 007 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Lab Fee:
35.00
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

For decades Westerns were Hollywood’s most popular genre, appealing to people worldwide. This extraordinary popularity fell off in the United States in the 1970s largely due to the effect of the Vietnam war on our notions of heroism and of good and evil. The 1990s, however, showed a renewed interest in Westerns - two won Academy Awards for best picture during that decade: Dances with Wolves (1990) and The Unforgiven (1992). The Cohens’ No Country for Old Men and 2016’s Oscar-nominated Hell and High Water draw heavily on the Western genre, as does the film Wind River (2017).

Some of Hollywood’s greatest films have been Westerns and every major Hollywood male star acted in them: Gary Cooper, Henry Fonda, John Wayne, James Stewart, Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner. In this course, we will analyze many of the classics: Stagecoach, The Ox-Bow Incident, Red River, Shane, High Noon, One-Eyed Jacks, The Wild Bunch, Once Upon a Time in the West, Tombstone, to mention just a few.

Focusing on post-1968 Westerns, we will critique these films as dramas - their stories, characters, and structures. We will also consider what it is about Westerns that still speaks to us. We will also examine the Western’s concept of heroism and masculinity, how the genre has used women, and how women’s roles have changed over the decades.

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Schedule

FTVM 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
29334
Open
6
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
29456
Open
15
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (LAB)
 In Person
29457
Open
15
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:30PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
29458
Open
7
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
29459
Open
9
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (LAB)
 In Person
30813
Open
9
 
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Th 5:00PM - 7:30PM
007 (LEC)
 In Person
35084
Open
3
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
008 (LAB)
 In Person
35085
Open
3
 
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Tu 7:00PM - 9:30PM
009 (LEC)
  Hybrid
37605
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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