Wild West Movies

Wild West Movies

Or How the West Was Found, Won, Lost, Lied About, Filmed and Forgotten

London: Bloomsbury, 1990; PB. ISBN: 0747507473Add to Goodreads

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From his acclaimed study of horror films, Nightmare Movies, Kim Newman turns his attention to the Western.

Against the backdrop of American history, popular mythology and the development of the cinema, the book examines the main themes and tensions of the genre. With reference to thousands of films and hundreds of directors and actors Newman brings his entertaining, wide-ranging and authoritative approach to bear on one of the cinema’s most popular genres – with illuminating results.

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