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Spectacles of Death: Clint Eastwood and Violence in "Unforgiven"

Carl Plantinga
Cinema Journal
Vol. 37, No. 2 (Winter, 1998), pp. 65-83
DOI: 10.2307/1225643
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1225643
Page Count: 19
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Abstract

By placing "Unforgiven" in the context of the western genre and Clint Eastwood's prior films and by using a broadly cognitive approach, this essay shows how the film elicits conflicted emotional responses to the violence it depicts.

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