At the height of the feminist movement, Eastwood became the model of masculinity.
Wayne made only thirty-one westerns, but in these roles he established the code of the screen hero—free, fair, decisive and determined.
To millions of men and women, Cooper embodied honor and decency.
Keaton established himself as an icon—the unwitting simpleton overrun by the modern mechanized world—repeatedly using his physical dexterity to overcome intractable machines.
At the vanguard of most every cinematic movement of the past century: women directors. The third of three ‘starter’ lists on women pays tribute.
By Keyframe ContributorsThe best movies that bring special poignancy to lives no longer present.
The best movies that bring special poignancy to lives no longer present.
The cult director talks about making (and remaking) his two punk westerns Straight to Hell and Searchers 2.0,
“Straight to Hell Returns” and “Searchers 2.0″ are violently comic neo-westerns where no one leaves intact.
“True Grit”‘s Mattie Ross is only the latest in a long lineage of Women of the West both in front of and behind the camera.