Six Guns and Society: A Structural Study of the Western

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University of California Press, 1975 - Western films - 217 pages
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A look at American society using the western movie as a metaphor. I found it trenchant and acute. Well worth reading. Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
The Structure of Myth
16
The Structure of the Western Film
29
Myth as a Narrative of Social Action
124
The Classical Plot
130
The Vengeance Variation
154
The Professional Plot
164
Myth and Meaning
185
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