Western Genre PowerPoint Presentation
The Western Genre
AMC's Filmsite: The Western
Industry History
The Stuntman
Phases of the Western

John Wayne on Horse Clint Eastwood
Sidearm Monument Valley
Narrative Tropes
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
(John Sturges, 1960)
A Fistful of Dollars
A Fistful of Dollars
(Sergio Leone. 1964)
Texas Canyon Texas Canyon II
Dry Lake Bed Mescal

Western Mise-én-Scene
Blackjack Flying Kick
Unsung: the Ballad of Blackjack Young (6:38)               
Blackjack smackin' the badguy
Blackjack Young

After World War II, Jack Young kicked around Hollywood looking to become an actor. Instead, he became something much more exciting: a stuntman. Specializing in Westerns, Jack led a nomadic existence that took him all over the world risking his life to supply the spectacle and thrills that lured audiences away from the encroaching threat of television and into the theater. By studying this case history of the stuntman, the student of film history will learn the social context and the production conditions of working in Hollywood during its late-classical phase in the 1950s and early 1960s.
The Great Train Robbery
The Silent Period:
The Great Train Robbery

(Edwin S. Porter, 1905)
The Classical Period:
(John Ford, 1939)
1950s Widescreen Westerns:
The Searchers
(John Ford, 1956)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Spaghetti Western:
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
(Sergio Leone, 1966)

Cheyenne TV Series
Blackjack & Roy Rogers
Blackjack & Roy Rogers