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  • Leone's Development Of A Different Western Formula
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    Leone's Spaghetti The "spaghetti" western, Sergio Leone's conscious departure from what had come to be known as the "classic" western formula, became a modification of the conventions of the traditional genre. In the film For A Few Dollars More (Per quelque dollars in pi'u, 1965), Leone's formula is developed through a reformed narrative structure, slight changes in the traditional characters, his unique style, and the simple use of language, which revolutionized the western. The American "class...
  • Young Turks
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    Genocide- the deliberate mass murder of a group of people Ethnic cleansing- ^ the term in Bosnian War ^Secular state- a state that rejects any church influences on its policies Fez- brimless cap worn by Turkish Muslims "Sick man of Europe" - growing steadily weaker Janissaries- sultan's special military forces Young Turks- a group for reformers that set up a committee called committee of union progress or (CUP) it gained support with Ottoman army and administration as well as Turks living in exi...
  • Clashing Cultural Worlds
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    Megan Saliva Alternative Calendars 9 November 1999 Existence in a World Divided Lurking in the mystery of the Orient (Tanizakis 20) lies the images and beauty created by shadows. It is this traditional essence which is being replaced and forgotten as westernized culture and morality sprout their roots in the Japanese society. Tanizakis specifically examines this idea of clashing cultures in the essay In the Praise of Shadows, and indirectly and symbolically reveals this concept through the chara...
  • Outlaw With A Real Gun
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    Scratchy Wilson does not fit the stereotypic persona of a traditional western outlaw. In fact, he is the opposite of everything that an outlaw is. This is shown in the second section of the story. The men in the Weary Gentleman saloon act fearful when they hear that Scratchy Wilson is drunk. The bartender locks and barred the door and closes the windows. However, the men in the bar are not afraid of Scratchy killing them. They just do not want him hanging around with them when he is drunk. This ...
  • Traditional And Western Value
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    We are born with identities. When we were just small kids, we were shaped by our parents and given the identity they created for us. It is only until we grow up and come into contact with modern or foreign culture and value that our identity is challenged and then we start to search for our true identity. The identity we look for may not necessarily be totally different from the identity we used to have. But the searching process allows us to re-think about our identity in the modern world. In a...

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