Capítulo II _ Cinema - Cinema

O Western - Mito e propaganda

Pedro Miguel Jorge Réquio
Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
N.º 11 (2020)
Publicado 2020-10-14


This work aims to analyze Western cinema and the potential it has as a vehicle for political discourses and historical conceptions. The political booklet present in Westerns is articulated with historical dynamics circumscribed to a specific chronological and geographic space, making this genre stylize historical phenomena and historical memory itself. The purpose of this study is not so much to characterize the political ideologies that inflate, or can inflate, the cinematographic works in question but the potentialities existing in the genre that make it able to transform itself into a platform of the most varied, and sometimes opposed, political-ideological ideas. The aim is therefore to identify Western (the era to which it reports, with all its historical and political implications) as the commonplace of essentially antagonistic discourses.

Palavras-chave Westerns, História, Memória histórica, História americana, Política.
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