Journal on 10 &11 - A small-time rancher agrees to...

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Ying Li Film 100 Prof. Kashani Oct. 27, 2008 Journal on Chapter 10 and 11 There is a chapter dedicated on talking about the Western movies, and it makes me thinking of a Western movie I watched recently---3:10 to Yuma (2007). Based on our textbook, the Western presents narratives of mythical grand adventures on the American frontier, and the term called “Manifest Destiny” influenced a lot in the American Western movies. For me, actually, I somehow don’t like watching Western movies. On my opinion, the western movies are just some simple actions and some kinds of gangsters either help or hurt other people, etc. after watching 3:10 to Yuma, I changed my thoughts toward those movies.
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Unformatted text preview: A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher. They encountered many difficult and tricky methods from the outlaw. Finally, the outlaw capitulates by the limping but persistent rancher although the outlaw has a chance to escape. The ending of the movie and the ranch’s persistency touched me a lot in that movie. The son of the rancher’s transformation through belittling his father to be proud pleasant me though the death of the rancher....
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