The Cowboy's Trail Guide to Westerns

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Pacific Sunset Pub., 2003 - Performing Arts - 559 pages
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Celebrate 100 years of Western filmmaking with the most complete collection yet assembled of feature-length Westerns of the sound era Massive Over 850 films reviewed, over 2,000 listed in all In addition to reviews of nearly 900 films, many illustrated with original film stills, this definitive guide also features a history of the genre, Black Westerns, Spaghetti Westerns, the real cowboys and Indians who inspired the films, authenticity, acting, directors, and more. Each of nearly 900 reviewed films have: date of release country of origin film studio credit overall star rating (1-5 stars) major star cast list cameo plot plus three additional ratings on authenticity, story, and acting (1-5 stars)

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Contents

FOREWORD
THE FIRST 100 YEARS
Origins of filmmakingThe Sound Era 3
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OriginsCharacteristics 7
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CHAPTER VI
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CHAPTER VIII
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CHAPTER X
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The Rating System Its all in the StarsUncharted TerritoryAbbreviations and Explanations of Terms
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