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Cinema Southwest

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
In Cinema Southwest, John A. Murray has compiled an extensive list of box office hits that were filmed throughout the Southwest. From Stagecoach to Thelma and Louise to Star Wars the author discusses the significance of the landscapes, the literature related to the films, and the behind-the-scenes personalities that were so influential in Western filmmaking. An invaluable ...more
Paperback, 161 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Cooper Square Pub (first published 2000)
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David
Aug 14, 2012 David rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition


A solid but not spectacular overview of Southwestern Cinema. The book offers a state-by-state breakdown of films shot in the southwest; it makes for a compelling viewers's guide and should lead to some notable discoveries via Netflix. I only wish the analysis has been illuminating about the films themselves and/or the regions' history. Too often the book served up biographical info, with little context. Still, this is a book chock full of love for the western genre-and it comes with many gorgeo
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J. Bryce
Nice appreciation of the films (of every genre -- not just Westerns) that have been filmed in the American Southwest, pretty much since the beginning of movies in the 1890s through the 2010s.

Lots of little editing errors, but the photos selection is good and the coverage is pretty broad.

Reading this inspired me to contact the Yuma Film Commission (yes, there is such a thing) and see if I can do anything for them on a voluntary basis. Haven't heard back from them yet, but it's only been a coupl
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