By Herb Fagen
A historical past of the western motion picture, from "The nice educate theft" in 1902 to Hollywood hits of the early-21st century. It takes an A-to-Z examine the hundreds of thousands of westerns that experience packed motion picture homes and captured audiences through the years. There are greater than 3500 entries, and every one contains the film's records - identify, 12 months published, director, writers and screenwriters, forged, and operating time - in addition to a precis of the movie and a serious research of the extra major stars and flicks. This reference additionally comprises details on well known western serials and picture sequence. extra beneficial properties contain: details at the style that made Clint Eastwood a global celebrity - spaghetti westerns, so-called simply because every one of these movies have been produced in Europe and financed by means of Italian businesses; nearly seventy five black-and-white photos that catch moments in western movie background; a old assessment of western videos on the Oscars - the winners, the losers, and the neglected; and an appendix mentioning literary resources for western movies.