WESTERNS: ASPECTS OF A MOVIE GENRE AND WESTERNS REVISITED
Matèria: Gèneres cinematogràfics
Westerns is the classic account of the emergence, growth and flowering of one of the most perennially popular film genres. In the 1990s Academy Awards for best movie went to Kevin Costner's Dances with Wolves and Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven, the first time that westerns were so honoured since Cimarron won an Oscar in 1930. French takes in these and other films, such as Heaven's Gate, the costly failure that brought down the studio that produced it, and brings the story of the western into the twenty-first century as the genre that was renewed in Cold Mountain, Open Range, Hidalgo and The Alamo.