|Frame grab from Bend of the River (Anthony Mann, 1952). Read an article on this film by Helen Miller and Warwick Mules|
Thanks to the always alert and brilliant Adrian Martin, Film Studies For Free got wind of a fantastic new issue of Transformations Journal on The Other Western (meaning [as the editors set out]: unusual Westerns as well as the "global and contemporary Western", which means that the issue provides a great accompaniment for Frames Cinema Journal's own recent take on the Cold War or political Western; and also to FSFF's podcast interview with Austin Fisher on his research on the spaghetti western).
FSFF has only just begun to dig into this issue of Transformations, but what it's read so far is really excellent. All the links are below.
And thank ye kindly, AM!
Transformations, Issue No. 24 2014 — The Other Western
- “Do I look Mexican?”: Translating the Western Beyond National Borders Chelsea Wessels
- The Singing Cowboys: Sholay and the Significance of (Indian) Curry Westerns within Post-Colonial Narratives Madhuja Mukherjee
- Whither the Australian Western? Performing Genre and the Archive in Outback and Beyond Grayson Cooke
- Hollywood Westerns and the Pacific: John Kneubuhl and The Wild Wild West Sarina Pearson
- “I Knew Killing a Man Would Kill You”: Lucky Luke Shaped by Myth and History Annick Pellegrin
- The Night-Time Town as an Alternative Space in the Western Genre Pete Falconer
- Anthony Mann’s Film Westerns: Mise-en-scène and the Total Image in Bend of the River Helen Miller and Warwick Mules
- Mann and Woman: the Function of the Feminine in the “Noir Westerns” of Anthony Mann David Baker and Danielle Zuvela
- Hybridity, Agency and the Distribution of Whiteness in The Searchers Birgitta Frello