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The Rough Guide to Westerns

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The Rough Guide to Westerns examines one of the cinema's most durable, influential, genres, offering the reader an insight into its history, its place in popular culture ? in America and the rest of the world, the key iconic figures both in front of the lens and behind it, and the genre's essential movies. The guide looks at what makes a good Western, considering the seven ...more
Paperback, 293 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Rough Guides Limited
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Tristram
Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cinema, western
Rough, but Polished

Anders als die beiden zuvor von mir rezensierten Westernbücher von Georg Seeßlen und David Lusted bietet Paul Simpson mit seinem „Rough Guide to Westerns“ keinen in sich geschlossenen und systematischen Zugang zum Phänomen des Westerns, sondern geht dieses Genre eher enzyklopädisch an, was das Buch ideal zum Querbeetlesen und Stöbern macht.

„How the West Was Spun“ heißt es auf Seite 14 im einleitenden Kapitel über die Ursprünge des Mythos vom Wilden Westen, und der Leser wird d
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I love westerns very much. I grew watching westerns all my life. I hope everyone else likes this book as much as I do.
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