By Paul Varner
The tale of the western is advised within the old Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema via a chronology, a bibliography, and an introductory essay. besides the fact that, it's the 1000's of cross-referenced dictionary entries on cinematographers; composers; manufacturers; movies like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance child, Dances With Wolves, the nice, The undesirable, and the grotesque, excessive midday, The very good Seven, The Searchers, Tombstone, and Unforgiven; such actors as Gene Autry, Kirk Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, and John Wayne; and administrators like John Ford and Sergio Leone that would have you ever attaining for this e-book many times.
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Good and bad mix freely, most notably in Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967). The moral center is based on self-preservation and self-gratification. Post-Westerns were clearly influenced by the popular ideas of mid-century existentialism as advocated by Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Because they did not adequately deal with social issues such as sexism, homophobia, and racism (against Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and even Asian Americans), antimyth Westerns made a transitional philosophical statement and then were superseded by alternative Westerns.
A typically prolific contract player for Republic Studios, he was the first star of the popular Red Ryder series, which started in 1940. After the Red Ryder series, he appeared regularly in character parts, notably in Roy Rogers films. Barry’s character was usually wound tight, ready to fight at any moment. Evidently his off-screen personality fit his screen persona. After his B Western days, Barry continued playing supporting roles in feature Westerns as well as television Westerns. Plainsman and the Lady (1946) is sometimes considered his best Western film although he also played a prominent role in Seven Men from Now (1956), opposite Lee Marvin.
Qxd 10 • 4/17/08 6:27 AM Page 10 ANGEL AND THE BADMAN 1950s, he played lead in several low-budget Westerns such as Comanche (1956); Strange Lady in Town (1955), opposite Greer Carson; and Town Tamer (1965). Andrews mastered the art of conveying the psychological intensity of troubled characters. In The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), Andrews delivered a skilled performance as an innocent man accused of rustling and murder. Andrews’s character (Donald Martin) purchases some cattle and neglects to get a bill of sale.