two movies reviews essay

Below you will find the lists of films from which you should choose TWO films to view and to write a short 4 page essay.

—-Movie list

The Man who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

The Cowboys (1972)

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

El Topo (1970)

Ride the High Country (1962)

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Cat Ballou (1965)

Dances with Wolves (1990)

The Shootist (1976)

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)

The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)

Major Dundee (1965)

The Missouri Breaks (1976)

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Hell or High Water (2016)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

All the Pretty Horses (2000)

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Thunderheart (1992)

You may substitute for this film by choosing three segments from the television Westerns listed above. The three segments should come from three separate Westerns.

In this essays, discuss at least one the three themes of the course – the frontier and the West, the struggle between good and evil, and religious understanding and misunderstanding, as appropriate for the films that you have chosen.