Please respond to the three following essay and video excerpts from the materials you reviewed this week. Links for all of these are found in the the “Week 5 Learning Resources” accordion folder in Week Five Content.
– Edwin S. Porter’s The Great Train Robbery (1903):
In this silent film, you will see techniques in editing that made this film a plot based film
– “Cowboys and comedy: the simultaneous deconstruction and reinforcement of generic conventions in the Western Parody” by Matthew Turner (essay; includes Gene Autry’s ‘Ten Commandments of the Cowboy’):
An examination of the sub-genre Western parody origins
The American West of John Ford – 1971 TV Special featuring John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda:
In this documentary, you will learn about the career of director, John Ford