Peter Stanfield, Professor of Film and Media in the School of Arts, featured in The Sunday Post at the beginning of the week, interviewed for an article entitled ‘Ride Off Into the Boxset: From Westworld to Red Dead Redemption, Why We All Just Love Cowboy Westerns’, in the edition dated 29 October 2018.
The article ties in with the release of the video game Red Dead Redemption 2, which immerses players in the Wild West to engage in gun slinging and cattle rustling.
The article draws upon Peter’s research expertise in the Hollywood Westerns. Peter explains that the themes of the classic Western are timeless: ‘It is mouldable to whatever age in which it’s made. When it was a really popular genre, it spoke to the popular concerns of the day. The Gene Autry films were about the plight of the working man and the Great Depression.’
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