Posts byBrannon Moore

Westerns 101 — The Essentials

Welcome to the fourth installment of Westerns 101 on Lewton Bus. Our first article introduces the series, explaining what we’re doing and why; our second article provides some important background on the historical scope of the Western genre in film; and our third article defines what actually makes a Western a Western. To recap that
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Westerns 101 — Defining the Western

Welcome to the third installment of Westerns 101 on Lewton Bus. Our first article introduces the series, explaining what we’re doing and why, and our second article provides some important background on the historical scope of the Western genre in film. Now, as we get into the meat of the series, we must ask what
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The Poetics of Empire

Pop quiz: In your typical James Bond movie, who is the protagonist? Seems like a strange, obvious question, right? It’s obviously Bond. He’s the hero. He’s played by the top-billed actor. The franchise is basically named after him. So, clearly, Bond is the protagonist. Right? Put a pin in that, and we’ll come back to
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