Chris Robé

Chris Robé is a professor of film and media studies. His articles on media activism have appeared within journals such as Jump Cut, Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Framework and Film History. He has written two books: Left of Hollywood: Cinema, Modernism, and the Emergence of U.S. Left Film Culture (2010) and Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas (2017). His forthcoming co-edited collection with Stephen Charbonneau, InsUrgent Media from the Front: A Media Activism Reader, will be published by University of Indiana Press in fall 2020. . He is currently completing a book on state repression, media activism, and grassroots organizing that addresses copwatching, Muslim American resistance, counter-summit protesting, and animal rights activism. He is also conducting archival work on Raymond Williams' work concerning grassroots and alternative media. In his spare time he agitates for his friendly faculty union and plays music. None of his views reflect that of his employer-- thank god.
Wild Women, Forty Pricks, and Western Noir

Wild Women, Forty Pricks, and Western Noir

Samuel Fuller's Forty Guns serves as a remarkable film that fuses the Western with film noir and provides ample space, at least during its first half, for Barbara Stanwyck to provide a commanding performance that hints at what a Western female heroine might look like.

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