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

 

 


Contemporary & Revisionist Westerns


The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford