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The Searchers: Essays and Reflections on John Ford's Classic Western

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In many ways a traditional western, ""The Searchers"" (1956) is considered by critics to be one of the greatest Hollywood films, made by the most influential of western directors. But John Ford's classic work, in its complexity and ambiguity, was a product of post-World War II American culture and sparked a deconstruction of the western film myth by looking unblinkingly at white racism and violence and suggesting its social and psychological origins. The film tells the story of the kidnapping of the niece of Ethan Edwards ...

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The Searchers: Essays and Reflections on John Ford's Classic Western
2004, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI

ISBN-13: 9780814330562

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