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Unformatted text preview: appearance, their uncleanliness, and their evil expressions • The hero has to fight them alone – what allows him to survive is in part his greater knowledge of the physical geography of the town o This same pattern is clearly present at the end of McCabe and Mrs. Miller • Note that our introduction to the town comes via church bells and the appearance of the church ° My Darling Clementine • The central energies of this film are very close to those of McCabe and Mrs. Miller – except that they’re the obverse of each other • The classic Western is always about the creation of a civilized community out of a savage and chaotic wilderness • The looming rock formations of John Ford’s setting suggests the smallness of human endeavors • The hero kills with impunity, but he’s nervous around women • Notice the flags – there’s always an implicit patriotism in classic Westerns...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG ENG2101 taught by Professor Daveshaaw during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10