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The Old West in fact and film : history versus Hollywood

Author: Jeremy Agnew
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Starting with early 1900s Western movies, the narrative follows the evolution in look, style, and content as the films matured from short vignettes of good-versus-bad into the modern plots. The book compares the reality of the cowboys, Indians, gunmen, lawmen, and soldiers who peopled the Old West to how they are portrayed on the silver screen"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Agnew
ISBN: 9780786468881 0786468882
OCLC Number: 779876916
Description: vii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Setting the stage --
Cowboys and their cows --
The magic begins --
Flickering images, or, how did they do that? --
Location, location, location --
Our "cowboy" heroes --
"I see by your outfit- " --
Firepower --
Itchy trigger fingers --
Enforcers of the law --
From lacy to racy-wine, wimmen and song --
The boys in blue --
Postscript.
Responsibility: Jeremy Agnew.

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"Starting with early 1900s Western movies, the narrative follows the evolution in look, style, and content as the films matured from short vignettes of good-versus-bad into the modern plots. The book compares the reality of the cowboys, Indians, gunmen, lawmen, and soldiers who peopled the Old West to how they are portrayed on the silver screen"--

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