Golden Corral: A Roundup of Magnificent Western Films

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Overview

In The Golden Corral, author Ed Andreychuk examines fourteen of the finest, most memorable Western films from John Ford's Stagecoach 1939 to Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven 1992. Through thoughtful analysis, Andreychuk demonstrates how these classic works have shaped and perpetuated the mythology of the Old West and its heroes. Detailed plot synopses and complete cast and credit listings complete this roundup of the best of the West.
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Examines 14 exceptional Westerns in terms of their entertainment value, their historical importance for the motion picture industry, and their place in the American cultural landscape. The discussions of the films include credits and cast lists, back ground information, production details, a summary and analysis of the plot, and a consideration of thematic elements. The author provides some b&w stills and very brief selections from reviews. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786403936
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Longtime Western film buff Ed Andreychuk is the author of several film books. He lives in Baltimore.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Stagecoach 1939 3
Red River 1948 15
High Noon 1952 27
Shane 1953 39
The Searchers 1956 49
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 61
The Alamo 1960 73
The Magnificent Seven 1960 87
Ride the High Country 1962 99
How the West Was Won 1962 109
The Wild Bunch 1969 123
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 135
Dances with Wolves 1990 145
Unforgiven 1992 157
Bibliography 169
Index 173
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