SOSC 3130 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Dustin Hoffman, George Armstrong Custer, Watching Movies

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Lecture part 1: creative rebirth of the genre system due to factors from the outside made movies relevant again. Comforting, predictable part of film making was no longer an aspect. Case study - late western film and american empire. Movies begin to challenge the stories that we associate with the wild west as a result of fthis chaingng of expectations of society. Uses irony to make fun of traditional western. Jack crabb telling his story to a historian recounts his life as first the dismissive then incredulous historian takes notes. Begins in present, goes to the past, then ends in the present pay. Vietnamese were treated: spoke to ongoing conflict in vietnam in a way that young audiences would have remembered. Screening: opening: crabb is the sole white survivor of the battle of little big horn. Historian says it wasn"t representative of interactions between whites and indians. Crabb knew general george custer for what he was, and the.

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