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Unformatted text preview: historical story. The early films are heroic, while the later films are increasingly skeptical 1943: The Oxbow Incident A film about lynching and the evils of majority rule An innocent man is hanged 1949: Red River (Hawks) Undercurrents about homosexuality Montgomery Cliff stood for a kind of decency and tenderness o By the 1950s and 1960s, the Western has become more urban Billy the Kid, for example, is a misunderstood kid who plays hooky all the time 1961: One-Eyed Jacks , with Marlon Brando Undermines traditional notions of macho masculinity 1962: Hombre...
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