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Unforgiven (BFI Modern Classics)

Buscombe, Edward Author

9781844570331: Unforgiven (BFI Modern Classics)

Unforgiven is dedicated to Don Siegel and Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood's two cinematic mentors, who represent, respectively, the legacy of the classic Hollywood Western and the radical updating of the genre by Italian Westerns in the 1960s. William Munny, wonderfully played by Eastwood himself, finds himself confronted not only by the formidable sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman) but also by his own inner demons and the awful realities of violence and death. On its appearance in 1992 the film proved a popular and critical success, securing Academy Awards for Best Picture, for Eastwood as Director, for Gene Hackman as Best Supporting Actor, and for Joel Cox as Editor.  Unforgiven is Eastwood's last Western to date, and the film may prove to be his swan song in a genre he has graced for more than forty years. 

Edward Buscombe explores the ways in which  Unforgiven, sticking surprisingly close to the original script by David Webb Peoples, moves between the requirements of the traditional Western, with its generic conventions of revenge and male bravado, and more modern sensitivities. 

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About the Author:

Edward Buscombe has written about  Stagecoach and  The Searchers in the BFI Film Classics series. He is the author of  Cinema Today (2003), among other books.

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Buscombe, Edward Author
Published by British Film Institute
ISBN 10: 1844570339 ISBN 13: 9781844570331
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