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The Landscapes of Western Movies

Author: Jeremy Agnew
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2020-09-24
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1476642230
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Western films have often been tributes to place and setting, with the magnificent backdrops mirroring the wildness of the narratives. As the splendid outdoor scenery of Westerns could not be found on a studio back lot or on a Hollywood sound stage, the movies have been filmed in the wide open spaces of the American West and beyond. This book chronicles the history of filming Westerns on location, from shooting on the East Coast in the early 1900s; through the use of locations in Utah, Arizona, and California in the 1940s and 1950s; and filming Westerns in Mexico, Spain, and other parts of the world in the 1960s. Also studied is the relationship between the filming location timeline and the evolving motion picture industry of the twentieth century, and how these factors shaped audience perceptions of the "Real West."

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Western Movies

Author: Michael R. Pitts
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2012-12-13
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1476600902
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This revised and greatly expanded edition of a well-established reference book presents 5105 feature length (four reels or more) Western films, from the early silent era to the present. More than 900 new entries are in this edition. Each entry has film title, release company and year, running time, color indication, cast listing, plot synopsis, and a brief critical review and other details. Not only are Hollywood productions included, but the volume also looks at Westerns made abroad as well as frontier epics, north woods adventures and nature related productions. Many of the films combine genres, such as horror and science fiction Westerns. The volume includes a list of cowboys and their horses and a screen names cross reference. There are more than 100 photographs.

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100 Greatest Western Movies of All Time

Author: Philip Armour
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2011-06-01
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 0762769378
Rating: 4.9/5 (78 downloads)

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A fun, opinionated, illustrated look at Westerns—with great photographs from great movies This unique compendium of short essays about, and evocative photos from, the 100 greatest Western movies of all time is the authoritative new resource on the subject—and the ideal illustrated gift book for all cowboy enthusiasts and cinema fans. Beyond being eminently browseable and lavishly illustrated, the book—compiled by the editors of the popular Western magazine American Cowboy—is sure to generate hot debate over its “top 100” list, and it covers plenty of movies that appeal to a wide variety of ages and tastes—from The Ox-Bow Incident, High Noon, and Shane to The Wild Bunch, High Plains Drifter, and Unforgiven. Each essay makes the case for why the selected movie belongs in the top 100—and included are five movies you've never heard of but should immediately put high on your list. The introduction sets forth the criteria for the selections while also presenting a short history of the genre.

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Western Movie References in American Literature

Author: Henryk Hoffmann
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2012-10-05
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0786466383
Rating: 4.6/5 (83 downloads)

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References to western movies scattered over some 250 works by more than 130 authors constitute the subject matter of this book, arranged in an encyclopedic format. The entries are distributed among western movies, television series, big screen and television actors, western writers, directors and miscellaneous topics related to the genre. The data cover films from The Great Train Robbery (1903) to No Country for Old Men (2007) and the entries include many western film milestones (from The Aryan through Shane to Unforgiven), television classics (Gunsmoke, Bonanza) and great screen cowboys of both "A" and "B" productions.

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Gunfighter Nation

Author: Richard Slotkin
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 868
Release: 1998
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780806130316
Rating: 4.6/5 (33 downloads)

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Examines the ways in which the frontier myth influences American culture and politics, drawing on fiction, western films, and political writing

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Westerns

Author: Gary R. Edgerton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-09-13
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1135765154
Rating: 4.5/5 (54 downloads)

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For nearly two centuries, Americans have embraced the Western like no other artistic genre. Creators and consumers alike have utilized this story form in literature, painting, film, radio and television to explore questions of national identity and purpose. Westerns: The Essential Collection comprises the Journal of Popular Film and Television’s rich and longstanding legacy of scholarship on Westerns with a new special issue devoted exclusively to the genre. This collection examines and analyzes the evolution and significance of the screen Western from its earliest beginnings to its current global reach and relevance in the 21st century. Westerns: The Essential Collection addresses the rise, fall and durability of the genre, and examines its preoccupation with multicultural matters in its organizational structure. Containing eighteen essays published between 1972 and 2011, this seminal work is divided into six sections covering Silent Westerns, Classic Westerns, Race and Westerns, Gender and Westerns, Revisionist Westerns and Westerns in Global Context. A wide range of international contributors offer original critical perspectives on the intricate relationship between American culture and Western films and television series. Westerns: The Essential Collection places the genre squarely within the broader aesthetic, socio-historical, cultural and political dimensions of life in the United States as well as internationally, where the Western has been reinvigorated and reinvented many times. This groundbreaking anthology illustrates how Western films and television series have been used to define the present and discover the future by looking backwards at America’s imagined past.

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The Old West in Fact and Film

Author: Jeremy Agnew
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2012-11-08
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0786493119
Rating: 4.3/5 (19 downloads)

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For many years, movie audiences have carried on a love affair with the American West, believing Westerns are escapist entertainment of the best kind, harkening back to the days of the frontier. This work compares the reality of the Old West to its portrayal in movies, taking an historical approach to its consideration of the cowboys, Indians, gunmen, lawmen and others who populated the Old West in real life and on the silver screen. Starting with the Westerns of the early 1900s, it follows the evolution in look, style, and content as the films matured from short vignettes of good-versus-bad into modern plots.

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Western Movie Wit and Wisdom

Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN:
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This book is a compilation of more than 2,000 quotations from more than 1,100 western movies ranging from the 1920s to present-day films. In addition to traditional movies, it includes silent films (via title cards), serials, miniseries, and even a few cowboy cartoons. These quotations reflect our American culture and have application for contemporary living. Includes subject index and movie title index.

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Red Lodge and the Mythic West

Author: Bonnie Christensen
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2002
Genre: History
ISBN:
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The author shows how the town of Red Lodge in Yellowstone National Park reinvented its own history to present a more idealized story of cowboys, Native Americans, and mountain men. (History)

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New Westers

Author: Michael L. Johnson
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 432
Release: 1996
Genre: History
ISBN:
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These "New Westers," Johnson reveals, line-dance and two-step, listen to Garth Brooks and George Strait, drink beer from long-neck bottles, wear clothes ordered from Sheplers, watch rodeo on ESPN, play Wild West arcade games, eat fajitas and tacos in stuccoed Mexican cafes, collect Western art and Native American crafts, and vacation in and move to the West. "New Westers" rewrite the history and biography of the West. They reimagine the West in Cowboy sagas and poetry, Native American novels, Mexican-American drama, nature writing, revisionist films, eclectic visual artwork, and neo-traditional music. They flock to movies like Thelma and Louise, Unforgiven, and Dances with Wolves, watch mini-series like Lonesome Dove, and read bestsellers like The Crossing and All The Pretty Horses. "New Westers" are men and women who may or may not have ever hitched up a horse but who crave connection with the West. At the end of a century of urbanization, technological change, and cultural confusion, they seek a more natural home, a fuller and wider sense of place, and a deeper and more colorful personal identity. They also want to revive the dream of the mythic West - but on different terms. They overrun the Old West and yet strive to preserve it, raising troubling new concerns about the differences between the mythic and the real, between traditional and contemporary cultural influences.

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Western Films

Author: John G. Nachbar
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 130
Release: 1975
Genre: Reference
ISBN:
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Western Movies

Author: Michael R. Pitts
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2012-12-21
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0786463724
Rating: 4.3/5 (24 downloads)

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This revised and greatly expanded edition of a well-established reference book presents 5105 feature length (four reels or more) Western films, from the early silent era to the present. More than 900 new entries are in this edition. Each entry has film title, release company and year, running time, color indication, cast listing, plot synopsis, and a brief critical review and other details. Not only are Hollywood productions included, but the volume also looks at Westerns made abroad as well as frontier epics, north woods adventures and nature related productions. Many of the films combine genres, such as horror and science fiction Westerns. The volume includes a list of cowboys and their horses and a screen names cross reference. There are more than 100 photographs.

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Future West

Author: William Henry Katerberg
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2008
Genre: History
ISBN:
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What is the future of the American West? This book look at works of utopian, dystopian, and apocalyptic science fiction to show how narratives of the past and future powerfully shape our understanding of the present-day West.

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Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Author: Robert T. Self
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2007
Genre: History
ISBN:
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Reclaims, reframes, and reexamines one of acclaimed maverick filmmaker Robert Altman's most accomplished and admired movies, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, as a commentary on Western history, the Western film, the times from which it emerged, and as a tribute to a neglected masterpiece of American cinema.

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Western Movie Quotations

Author:
Publsiher: McFarland Publishing
Total Pages: 568
Release: 1999
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN:
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"The time to live and the place to die. That's all any man gets. No more, no less"-Parson (Hank Worden) in The Alamo."Look, I don't mean to be a sore loser, but when it's done...if I'm dead...kill him!"-Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."Well, there are some things a man just can't run away from"-The Ringo Kid (John Wayne) in Stagecoach.KID: "Why don't we have a drink for old times' sake?" BUTCH: "Old times' sake? That means you got no cash"-Kid Sheleen (Lee Marvin) and Butch Cassidy (Arthur Hunnicutt) in Cat Ballou.This is a topically arranged compilation of over 6,000 famous lines and memorable quotes from over 1,000 western films, from the 1920s to 1998. Indexes to actors and actresses, film names and narrow subjects provide instant access for both cowboy fans and western film scholars.

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A Reference Guide to Television's Bonanza

Author: Bruce R. Leiby
Publsiher: McFarland Publishing
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2001
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN:
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Bonanza aired on NBC from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973, playing to 480,000,000 viewers in over 97 countries. It was the second longest running western series, surpassed only by Gunsmoke, and continues to provide wholesome entertainment to old and new fans via syndication. This book provides an in-depth chronicle of the series and its stars. A history of the show from its inception to the current made-for-television movies is provided, and an episode guide includes a synopsis of each show and lists such details as the main characters of each episode and the actors who portrayed them, the dates they stayed with the show, date and time of original broadcast, writer, director, producer, executive producer, and supporting cast. Also provided are character sketches for each of the major recurring characters, career biographies of Lorne Green, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, and Michael Landon, brief biographical sketches of the supporting cast, a discography of recordings of the Bonanza theme and recordings of the four major stars, and information on Bonanza television movies.