Apr 11, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CT 3212 - The Reel West

We will take a look at the Western film as historical document-what it told us of the settlers and soldiers, the women, the gunfighters, the politicians, the law and of course, the American Indian. We will probe the controversy over and sometimes highly falsified view given to audiences by the movies, and attempt to resolve the question over whether or not these movies had any responsibility to be historically accurate. We will also study the Western and discover its very distinct rise and all, while attempting to determine why the western no longer appeals. To that end, we will watch several important examples of western filmmaking.