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Zorro

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For the movie buffs.

Historical romances are usually as much about contemporary times as about the past, and the new film The Legend of Zorro is a perfect example. Typically, historical romances center on the replacement of an unjust social and political order with a just one. Westerns and vigilante stories, by contrast, tend to concentrate on establishment of rule of law in areas that have either never been civilized (Westerns) or where civilization has broken down (vigilante stories). The fascinating thing about Johnston McCulley’s Zorro novels and stories is that they combine all three genres:

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November 20, 2005 at 8:55 am

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