Monday, March 9, 2009

Hydraulic Mining in Pale Rider

Hi everyone,
we mentioned hydraulic mining in class this morning, and such mining provides the backdrop for Clint Eastwood's 1985 film, Pale Rider.

The film has received a fair amount of attention from scholars who are interested in environmental themes in film, see for example the linked online essay by Joseph K. Heumann and Robin Murray. These authors also have a new book titled Ecology and Popular Film: Cinema on the Edge.

The scene discussed by Heumann and Murray is available on YouTube, below.

getting close to term paper time . . . .

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