FTVM 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Fall 2022, Section 006 - The Western
Instruction Mode: Section 006 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

For decades Westerns were Hollywood’s most popular genre, appealing to people worldwide. This extraordinary popularity fell off in the United States in the 1970s largely due to the effect of the Vietnam war on our notions of heroism and of good and evil. The 1990s, however, showed a renewed interest in Westerns—two won Academy Awards for best picture during that decade: Dances with Wolves (1990) and The Unforgiven (1992). Every major Hollywood male star acted in Westerns: Gary Cooper, Henry Fonda, John Wayne, James Stewart, Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner. In this course, we will analyze many of the classics: Stagecoach, The Ox-Bow Incident, Red River, Shane, High Noon, One-Eyed Jacks, The Wild Bunch, Once Upon a Time in the West, Tombstone, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Wild Bunch, and Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, to mention just a few.
We will critique these films as dramas — their stories, characters, and structures. We will also consider what it is about Westerns that still speaks to us. We will also examine the Western’s concept of heroism and masculinity, how the genre has used women, and how women’s roles have changed over the decades.
Films will be shown on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. There will either be two papers, a midterm, and final exam OR a short paper each week.

Schedule

FTVM 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
26552
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1
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
29733
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1
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (LAB)
 In Person
29734
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W 6:00PM - 8:30PM
006 (LEC)
 In Person
29920
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
007 (LAB)
 In Person
32824
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Tu 7:00PM - 9:30PM
009 (LEC)
 In Person
33331
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3
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
010 (LEC)
 In Person
33628
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2
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (LEC)
 In Person
34601
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
012 (LEC)
 In Person
35788
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4
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
013 (LEC)
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37001
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
014 (LEC)
 In Person
37036
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5
 
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F 11:00AM - 2:00PM

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