The battle of The Alamo, in a John Wayne production
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The battle of The Alamo, in a John Wayne production

    In The Alamo (1960), his only film as director, John Wayne wanted to show how a famous group of men fought heroically against the Mexican authorities to achieve Texas independence.  The movie presents the opposition of two distinct armies with, on the one hand, Davy Crockett, Colonel Travis, Jim Bowie and their men, … Continue reading

<i>Ride the High Country</i>: a battle of generations and moralities
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Ride the High Country: a battle of generations and moralities

Both a nostalgic homage and a bold renewal of the genre, Sam Peckinpah’s Ride the High Country (1962) was able to capture the essence of the American Westerns while questioning the place of its quintessential characters in an evolving and modernized society. The storyline is plain and simple: Steve Judd (Joel McCrea), a former US … Continue reading