What follows here is a genre-based analysis of the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, written for my American Cinema class. Like my previous piece on Terminator 2, this assignment required 2-3 citations from our textbook, and had a fairly strict cap on length. As such it is necessarily incomplete from the standpoint of either a review or a proper analysis, but I still thought it might be interesting to our readers here at A Nerd Occurrence. Please enjoy, but as always if you’re in a film class yourself, please don’t steal from me. Watch the movie, do the work. It’s a lot more fun that way. All citations are taken from the textbook American Cinema, American Culture, by John Belton. It’s a good read if you’re serious about film history and context, I recommend picking it up. Finally, I should warn you that if you’re concerned about spoilers for a 43-year-old movie, this article definitely has some of those.