Thursday, March 10, 2011

Coming Soon.

Last Friday, my girlfriend took me out to see Rango, it was an enjoyable movie that took an interesting look at the Western genre. This post, however, is not about the movie we saw last week. This post is to announce that I will be working on an article about the triumphant renaissance of the Western since 2007 with the release of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 3:10 to Yuma, There Will be Blood and (possibly) No Country for Old Men. The genre had been all but dead since Clint Eastwood's beautiful Unforgiven in 1992 until it came raging back. I don't know when the article will be finished, but it is in the works.

3 comments:

Weaverman said...

Being a great Western fan I eagerly await this article. I must say that while I find genuine Western elements in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, I regard it as, at most, borderline (and constructionally flawed - although I'm in a minority there, I'm sure). If we are talking great recent Westerns I'd have to nominate Kevin Costner's OPEN RANGE. I'm not sur there is a real revival of the genre yet but, who knows, it may kick off with the Coen's TRUE GRIT.
Looking forward to the article.

Aaron White said...

Thank you. I am really looking forward to writing it. I need to do some research first.

Weaverman said...

The wait is longer than a Sergio Leone gunfight!!!!