Six Guns and Society: A Structural Study of the Western

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University of California Press, 1977 - Performing Arts - 217 pages
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User Review  - BJ Keeton - Goodreads

I really look forward to using this one for more research and reading more of what Wright has to say about the Western. While at PCA, I noticed a lot that I can do with my generic analysis that ... Read full review

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a philosophical and sociological exploration of the power of myth in modern society through a film genre... wasn't expecting that. Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
The Structure of Myth
16
The Structure of the Western Film
29
The Vengeance Variation
59
The Transition Theme
74
The Professional Plot
85
Myth as a Narrative of Social Action
124
The Classical Plot
130
The Vengeance Variation
154
The Professional Plot
164
Myth and Meaning
185
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Wright is the Chief Designer for Maxis, the company behind SimCity. He cofounded Maxis with Jeff Braun in 1987.

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