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BFI Film Classics

Shane

Authors: Heussen-Countryman, Evonne Von

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Directed by George Stevens, then one of Hollywood's most successful filmmakers, "Shane" (1952) is one of the most revered and imitated of all westerns. Starring Alan Ladd as a mysterious drifter who protects a fledgling community from a predatory gang, "Shane" is one of the definitive reimaginings of America's frontier mythology. This is, remarkably, the first substantial study of "Shane." In it, Edward Countryman and Evonne von Heussen-Countryman show, with reference to a wide range of historical and archival sources, how subtly the film treats some fundamental themes: family, the history of settlement and community in America, violence, and the culture of the gun.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shane
Authors
Series Title
BFI Film Classics
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Softcover ISBN
978-0-85170-732-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
80
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