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By Robert Cumming

Taking an unique photographic method of glance intimately at yes issues, those 4 interesting books supply deeper figuring out and richer delight in the worlds of structure, paintings, recognized artists, and myths and legends. writer BIO: Robert Cumming has been the chairman of Christie's schooling, London, studied paintings historical past at Cambridge collage, and his books have received numerous overseas awards and contain simply glance, simply think, and searching into work.

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And Ride Him, Cowboy, Riders of Destiny, and Randy Rides Alone, not only had similar titles, but similar stories as well. Wayne did not make much of an impression on the movie critics. Most of his pictures, in fact, were ignored by them and those reviewed often did not even mention his name. A typical review of the 1930s was Variety's of The Sea Spoilers: "Wayne acquits himself along routine lines. ''25 The 1930s were undoubtedly the most difficult years in Wayne's career, making one "quickie" Western after another, often working in as many as six pictures at the same time.

The Wayne combat movies and the heroes he portrayed in them differ substantially from the war movies of other stars, most notably Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, and Errol Flynn, who, like Wayne, were not drafted into the war effort and therefore could make such movies during World War II. Page xvii But Wayne's claim to film notoriety and his greatest pride as an actor was based on the numerous Westerners he portrayed. The book demonstrates in great detail the unique Western hero that Wayne created, characterized by specific and consistent themes.

The suspicion that such a maneuver might have been contrived with the actor's full awareness of its effect could do much to destroy the Duke's credibility with the mass of moviegoers on five continents. Yet when we recall Wayne's long career on the screen, without any cultural preconceptions, we are reminded of a long dance across disconcertingly natural backgrounds. As with Buster Keaton and Alfred Hitchcock, the kinetic and dynamic qualities of the medium itself have coalesced with a determined talent to produce images of genius.

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