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The Resource Unforgiven, Edward Buscombe

Unforgiven, Edward Buscombe

Label
Unforgiven
Title
Unforgiven
Statement of responsibility
Edward Buscombe
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Unforgiven is dedicated to Don Siegel and Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood's two cinematic mentors, who represent respectively the legacy of the classic Hollywood Western, and the radical updating which Italian Westerns forced upon it in the 1960s. Unforgiven offers a revision of a traditional format, in which an ageing gunfighter comes out of retirement for one last job. Not for the first time an Eastwood hero is given an awkward time by women; reformed from his youthful viciousness by his saintly but now deceased wife, he is engaged by a group of prostitutes to avenge the ill-treatment of one of their number. William Munny, wonderfully played by Eastwood, finds himself confronted not only by the formidable sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman) but by his own inner demons and the awful realities of violence and death." "Edward Buscombe explores the ways in which Unforgiven, sticking surprisingly close to the original script by David Webb Peoples, moves between the requirements of the traditional Western, with its generic conventions of revenge and male bravado, and more modern sensitivities. On its appearance in 1992 the film proved a popular and critical success, securing Academy Awards for Best Picture, for Eastwood as Director, Gene Hackman as Best Supporting Actor and Joel Cox as Editor. To date it has proved to be Eastwood's last Western, and may be his swan song in a genre which he has graced for over forty years."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
EQO
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Buscombe, Edward
Dewey number
791.4372
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Eastwood, Clint
Series statement
BFI modern classics
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  • Western films
  • Eastwood, Clint
Label
Unforgiven, Edward Buscombe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 95)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55133708
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781844570331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Unforgiven, Edward Buscombe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 95)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55133708
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781844570331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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