Wild West Movies, Or, How the West was Found, Won, Lost, Lied About, Filmed, and Forgotten

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Bloomsbury, 1990 - Performing Arts - 237 pages
From his acclaimed study of horror films, Nightmare Movies, Kim Newman turns his attention to the western. Against the backdrop of American history, popular mythology and the development of the cinema, the book examines the main themes and tensions of the genre. With reference to thousands of films and hundreds of directors and actors Newman brings his entertaining, wide-ranging and authoritative approach to bear on one of the cinema's most popular genres - with illuminating results.

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About the author (1990)

Kim Newman is a novelist, critic and broadcaster. His fiction includes the "Anno Dracula "novels, "Life's Lottery" and "Mysteries of the Diogenes Club", and "The Vampire Genevieve" as Jack Yeovil. His other non-fiction books include "Ghastly Beyond Belief" (with Neil Gaiman), "Horror: 100 Best Books" (with Stephen Jones), "Wild West Movies", "Millennium Movies "and BFI Classics studies of "Cat People "and "Doctor Who". He is a contributing editor to "Sight & Sound "and "Empire" magazines, has written plays for BBC radio, and directed and written a tiny film "Missing Girl". His official web-site, 'Dr Shade's Laboratory' can be found at www.johnnyalucard.com.

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