This chapter explores the strong relationship of the TV series 'Justified' with the Western genre, and the resemblance of star Timothy Olyphant to the iconic actor and director, Clint Eastwood. It argues that a media-related nostalgia is encouraged in the viewer of Justified by applying a range of concepts from postmodern theory and views this as one of the pleasures offered by popular culture.
|Title of host publication||Critical Perspectives on the Western: From A Fistful of Dollars to Django Unchained|
|Place of Publication||Lanham, MD, United States|
|Publisher||Rowan & Littlefield|
|Number of pages||246|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Oct 2016|
Barrett, J. (2016). A Cop in a Cowboy Hat: Timothy Olyphant, a Postmodern Eastwood in Justified. In L. Broughton (Ed.), Critical Perspectives on the Western: From A Fistful of Dollars to Django Unchained (pp. 89-101). Rowan & Littlefield. https://currentthinkingonthewestern.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/critical-perspectives-on-the-western-from-a-fistful-of-dollars-to-django-unchained-2016-2/