Week 09.2 - Genre - The Searchers.pptx - Introduction to Film and Media Studies Spring 2018 Prof James McFarland Like all great works of art its

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Introduction to Film and Media Studies Spring 2018 Prof. James McFarland Like all great works of art, it’s uncomfortable. The core of the movie is deeply painful. Every time I watch it – and I've seen it many, many times since its first run in 1956 – it haunts and troubles me. The character of Ethan Edwards is one of the most unsettling in American cinema. In a sense, he's of a piece with Wayne's persona and his body of work with Ford and other directors like Howard Hawks and Henry Hathaway. It's the greatest performance of a great American actor…. Ethan also is genuinely scary. His obsessiveness, his absolute hatred of Comanches and all Native Americans and his loneliness set him apart from any other characters Wayne played and, really, from most protagonists in American movies. –Martin Scorsese on The Searchers
The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
Edwards Family Jorgensen Family Kinship Structures in The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
Edwards Family Jorgensen Family Comanche (Other) Kinship Structures in The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)

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