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Silent Westerns

Works Cited

Bazin, Andre. "The Western, or the American Film par excellance" 1953. What is Cinema? Vol. II. Trans. Hugh Gray. London: University of California Press, Inc. 1972. 140-148.

Cook, David A. A History of Narrative Film. 3rd ed. New York & London: W.W. Norton & Co. 1996.

Belton, John. American Cinema/American Culture. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc. 1994.

Fenin, George A. and William K. Everson. The Western: From Silents to the Seventies. New York: Penguin, 1973.


Page 1 The Myth and Pre-History of the Silent Western

Page 2 Prospecting: The Edison Co. and Edwin S. Porter

Page 3 Trail-Blazing: Broncho Billy Anderson, the Genre's First Cowboy

Page 4 Pioneering: Griffith, Ince and the Western as Art and Commerce

Page 5 Frontiersman: William S. Hart and Western Realism

Page 6 Showmanship: Fairbanks, Mix and Jazz Age Cowboy

Page 7 Epic Mythmaking: Cruze and Ford and the End of the Silent Era

Page 8 Conclusion

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