Lone Star:   Discussion

 

1.  How does this film contribute to the evolution of the genre, especially regarding:

 

--the “hero” (specifically what it means to be a sheriff, and what through these figures becomes the value and function of the law?)

 

--the frontier (how is this film an exploration of borders?  What are the literal and figurative borders it considers?)

 

 

--family

 

--ethnicity

--past and present

 

 

2.  How has the genre become hybridized, and with what?

 

3.  What is the film’s view of its audience?  Who is the film made for?

 

4.  How is Lone Star an independent as opposed to a studio-produced film?