The Western Reader
Jim Kitses, Gregg Rickman
Limelight Editions, 1998 - Performing Arts - 407 pages
This lavishly-illustrated collection of writings on western movies covers close to a century of American cinematic achievement and includes almost a half-century of essays, commentary, and interviews. The history, mythology, and landscape of the western are skillfully explored.
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THE WESTERN GENRE
THE EVOLUTION OF THE WESTERN
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