BOOK REVIEWS Horizons West: Directing the Western from John. Ford to Clint Eastwood. By Jim Kitses. London: BFI Publishing, pp. Photography. Jim Kitses. Horizons West. Bloom- ington: Indiana University Press,. Colin McArthur. Underworld USA. New York: The Viking Press, These books. When first published in , Horizons West was immediately recognised as the definitive critical account of the By: Jim Kitses Media of Horizons West.

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Kitses’ comments are sensible and to the point. Brian rated it it was amazing Mar 13, As opposed to purely auteurist approaches that argue that the director transcends a set of genre conventions through their personal style, Kitses views the director and the Western as working in unison to construct a mutually-informed system of generic signification.

Mar 10, Tristram rated it it was amazing Shelves: In short, my horions herein is not to put forward its practitioners as the magnificent six, the heroic masters who created art out of a lowly popular formula. A good but less than great read is the result.


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To ask other readers questions about Horizons Westplease sign up. Want to Read saving…. I heartily recommend this effort to fans and students of the Western movie and its place in American cinema history.

Conor Murphy rated it it was amazing Mar 28, The first time around, Kitses felt it was too presumptuous to take on Ford; this time he provides detailed thematic analyses of all the Ford Westerns which is where Kitses is at ji, most interesting, even if his defence of Ford against charges of racism and sexism remains, at times, unconvincing.

British Film Institute; 2nd edition September 1, Language: Emre Tuncel rated it it was amazing Nov 04, A Fistful of Westerns 7. His chapters on Anthony Mann and Budd Boetticher were marvelous because both directors had pretty much completed their contibutions to kitsses western genre.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it horizns, give it a second life. It is illuminating to explore how Ford matured and changed his perspectives over his career, how Peckinpah’s career was constantly a battle with studio bosses, and how and why Leone and Eastwood drifted apart over the years. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.


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This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Strongly recommended for all readers interested in Westerns. Jmcar rated it it was amazing Jan 24, Kitses then adds two chapters, one of Sergio Leone and one on Clint Eastwood. The many bogus debates sidetracked and, in many cases, diluted the otherwise well-reasoned opinions and detailed insight he had to offer.

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Students of the Western movie genre or just plain fans of Westerns should enjoy the rich detail provided by Kitses as he dissects each of the major efforts of the six directors in search of recurring themes, perspectives, controversies, and, in general, the stories behind the story.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. In seeking to horizon the artistic personality of the director across a body of films, auteurism spurred the academic study of Hollywood genres.

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