The Golden Corral: A Roundup of Magnificent Western Films

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McFarland, Aug 1, 1997 - Performing Arts - 192 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

RED RIVER 1948
15
SHANE 1953
39
GUNFIGHT AT THE O K CORRAL 1957
61
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN 1960
87
How THE WEST WAS WON 1962
109
THE WILD BUNCH 1969
123
DANCES WITH WOLVES 1990
145
Bibliography
169
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About the author (1997)

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

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