ITAL 3450

ITAL 3450

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No other genre has been as historically loved and hated as the Western. In this course we will try to discover why that's so by looking at and thinking about the genre in its American and Italian versions.  What most characterizes the Western?  What are the differences when the Western travels to Europe and elsewhere?  Topics to be discussed include violence and racism, the role of the gun and gunslinger, and masculinity and the other role of women.  Films from Ford, Hawks, Tarantino, Leone, the Coen Brothers, and George Lucas.

When Offered Fall.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16152 ITAL 3450   SEM 101

  • Conducted in English.