History Bullsnap

History Bullsnap - 1st Movie Reaction For our first movie...

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1st Movie Reaction For our first movie reaction assignment, I chose “3:10 to Yuma”; I chose to watch the 2007 remake of the 1957 classic. The movie takes place in newly settled Arizona. The film displays details accurate to that of the ‘Great American Desert’ landscape during the late 1800’s. This is a rough time in America for farmers trying to earn an honest living. Droughts were consistent throughout the frontier and were crippling to farmers. In addition, the railroads were trying to buy up as much of the farmers’ land as possible to lay track on. Like many dust bowl farmers of the time, Dan Evans is unable to pay the mortgage on his property. The owner, Glen Hollander, denies Evans’ request for water rights. Instead he intends to sell Evans’ land to the railroad. As a sign of impatience, Hollander hires two men to set Evans’ barn on fire. Dan is enduring desperate times; so much so, that he risks his own life to save a horse saddle and some cattle feed from his blazing barn. Like many soldiers, Dan received two-hundred dollars in compensation for the
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This essay was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Borg during the Spring '08 term at N. Colorado.

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