Last month I was in Indianapolis for a conference, and I had the opportunity to join a tour at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Now, I’ve been to the Eiteljorg in the past, and enjoyed my time there; but this particular visit was my favorite.
For anyone who has seen an Anthony Mann western and/or had the chance to see MAN OF THE WEST (1958) at the IU Cinema on Thursday, January 18, 2018, it’s clear Anthony Mann had a unique style. And while it probably wouldn’t matter to the director himself, his Westerns aren’t often thoroughly discussed—at least not… Read more »
I have a certain love for the sci-fi Western “genre”–from Back to the Future III (1990), to Joss Whedon’s Firefly (2002-2003) and Serenity (2005), as well as HBO’s remake of Michael Crichton’s Westworld (2016 – ). I call it a “genre,” because many people might call it a hybrid, and not a full-blown genre like… Read more »
A Place For Film’s blogging team is swirling with excitement in anticipation of Ana Lily Amirpour’s impending visit to IU Cinema.
Guest post by Craig Simpson, Manuscripts Archivist at Lilly Library. “For me, McCabe & Mrs. Miller is the standard for a sort of emotional purity, a movie whose feeling permeates you without ever once forcing a thing. Emerging from it, I always feel like the town drunk who attempts a jig on the ice in one scene:… Read more »
Last month The New York Times Magazine ran a piece titled “The Quiet Menace of Kelly Reichardt’s Feminist Westerns.” In it the author argues that, although Reichardt has only made one “true” Western, all of her films, in fact, can be considered revisionist Westerns that promote the possibility of a quiet, often lost, and in… Read more »