The american western & expanding west
by Ennio Morricone
Shootout at the OK Corral -History Ch.
Film Versions of the Shootout
Westerns & American Old West G-Slide
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Directed by Clint Eastwood, Writing Credits, Forrest Carter...(book) Philip Kaufman...(screenplay) (as Phil Kaufman) and Sonia Chernus...(screenplay) Bruce Surtees...director of photography
TOJW tells the story of Josey Wales, a Missouri farmer whose family is murdered by Union militants during the Civil War. Driven to revenge, Wales joins a Confederate guerrilla band and makes a name for himself as a feared gunfighter.
News of the World
Dir: Paul Greengrass. Starring: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Michael Covino, Fred Hechinger, Neil Sandilands, Thomas Francis Murphy. Based on 2016 Novel by Paulette Jiles
Tom Hanks plays Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hank's first Western!)
This could be considered a "Revisionist Western". - The Romantic view of traditional Westerns is of the new American exploring and conquering untamed lands. In the 1970's, Westerns started to question the purity of that vison of the American West. News of the World expands on the question of "were Americans the good guys or the bad guys" as they invaded and collected land through violence and force. Kidd fought for the Confederate Army but did not believe what they stood for. Still, he killed under the flag. Now, he is concerned about healing the country and himself.