American Myths - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford | Renegade Cut

by Renegade Cut

In this video essay, Leon Thomas discusses Andrew Dominik’s 2007 film, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, within the context of the western, a genre that through both literature and film helped solidify the American Adam Myth—a concept of an ideal man based on shared cultural values.

 

 

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