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John Ford's Stagecoach

John Ford's Stagecoach

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Barry Keith Grant, Thomas Schatz, Charles J. Maland, Leland Poague, J. P. Telotte, Gaylyn Studler, William Rothman
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  • Date Published: December 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521797436

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About the Authors
  • Stagecoach is one of the classics of Hollywood cinema. Made in 1939, it revitalized the Western genre, served as a milestone for John Ford's career, and made John Wayne a star. This volume offers a rich overview of the film in essays by six leading film critics. Approaching Stagecoach from a variety of critical perspectives, it considers it within the contexts of authorship, genre, American history and culture. It also examines the film's commentary on race, class, gender and democracy, while remaining attentive to the film's artistry.

    • Detailed filmography including casts and credits
    • The only book devoted entirely to Stagecoach
    • Six important film scholars write about Stagecoach from different perspectives, from close textual analysis to broader contextualization of the film within its historical and cultural contexts
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Stagecoach is must reading for any student of the Western, of Ford, and of Stagecoach itself, for both the multiplicity of approaches the contributors employ and for the riches of their analyses." Film Quarterly

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521797436
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 156 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: spokes in the wheels Barry Keith Grant
    1. Stagecoach and Hollywood's A-western renaissance Thomas Schatz
    2. 'Powered by a Ford'?: Dudley Nichols, authorship, and cultural ethos in Stagecoach Charles J. Maland
    3. That past, this present: historicizing John Ford, 1939 Leland Poague
    4. 'A little bit savage': Stagecoach and racial representation J. P. Telotte
    5. 'Be a proud, glorified dreg': class, gender and frontier democracy in Stagecoach Gaylyn Studlar
    6. Stagecoach and the quest for selfhood William Rothman
    Reviews of Stagecoach:
    1. The Hollywood Spectator (February 18, 1939)
    2. New York Times (March 3, 1939)
    3. The Daily Worker (March 4, 1939)
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  • Editor

    Barry Keith Grant, Brock University, Ontario


    Barry Keith Grant, Thomas Schatz, Charles J. Maland, Leland Poague, J. P. Telotte, Gaylyn Studler, William Rothman

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