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Jesse James and the Movies
     

Jesse James and the Movies

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by Johnny D. Boggs
 

This illustrated filmography analyzes the plots and players of the more than forty motion pictures about the legendary Missouri outlaw Jesse James (1847–1882), from the silent era to the 21st century. Among the films and actors covered are Jesse James (1939) with Tyrone Power, Kansas Raiders (1950) with Audie Murphy, The Great Northfield

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This illustrated filmography analyzes the plots and players of the more than forty motion pictures about the legendary Missouri outlaw Jesse James (1847–1882), from the silent era to the 21st century. Among the films and actors covered are Jesse James (1939) with Tyrone Power, Kansas Raiders (1950) with Audie Murphy, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972) with Robert Duvall, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) with Brad Pitt. Each evaluation compares Hollywood’s version of history to the hard facts.
A brief biography of the outlaw provides an overview of his life and career. Also examined are European films, made-for-television movies and continuing TV series that have featured episodes involving Jesse James.

Editorial Reviews

Western Clippings
a marvelous idea for a book...superbly evaluating more than 40 movies. Boggs writing and analysis of each film is excellent and revealing. A definite bookshelf keeper
The Fence Post
Johnny D. Boggs, best known for his award winning novels, proves that he is no slouch at writing nonfiction, and that his film knowledge rivals other aficionados. For movie buffs, or those interested in Jesse James, this volume is a must
Wild West History Journal
the author provides fascinating observations...Boggs has succeeded splendidly in both informing and entertaining the reader
From the Publisher
“a marvelous idea for a book...superbly evaluating more than 40 movies. Boggs writing and analysis of each film is excellent and revealing. A definite bookshelf keeper”—Western Clippings; “Johnny D. Boggs, best known for his award winning novels, proves that he is no slouch at writing nonfiction, and that his film knowledge rivals other aficionados. For movie buffs, or those interested in Jesse James, this volume is a must”—The Fence Post; “the author provides fascinating observations...Boggs has succeeded splendidly in both informing and entertaining the reader”—Wild West History Journal; “comprehensive, rip-snorting roundup...testament to the enduring popularity of the outlaw...edifies and entertains in equal measures”—Big Sky Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786447886
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/06/2011
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Johnny D. Boggs is an award-winning author of Western fact and fiction. He has also contributed to such magazines as True West and Boys’ Life. A past president of the Western Writers of America, he is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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