Golden Corral: A Roundup of Magnificent Western Films

Golden Corral: A Roundup of Magnificent Western Films

by Ed Andreychuk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786403934

ISBN-13: 9780786403936

Pub. Date: 08/01/1997

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

A perfect blend of characterization, action and poetic images, John Ford's Stagecoach (1939) made "A" Westerns a viable product for Hollywood in the sound era. By 1990, the Western had again been on a downswing when Dances with Wolves became both a critical and commercial success.

This work examines these two films and twelve others—Red River, High Noon,

Overview

A perfect blend of characterization, action and poetic images, John Ford's Stagecoach (1939) made "A" Westerns a viable product for Hollywood in the sound era. By 1990, the Western had again been on a downswing when Dances with Wolves became both a critical and commercial success.

This work examines these two films and twelve others—Red River, High Noon, Shane, The Searchers, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Alamo, The Magnificent Seven, Ride the High Country, How the West Was Won, The Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Unforgiven—that hold unique spots in the genre's history. Full filmographic data are provided for each, along with an essay that blends plot synopsis, historical perspectives and the movie's place in the Western genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786403936
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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