RENEGADE WESTERNS: MOVIES SHOT DOWN & FRONTIER MYTHS SOFTCOVER
Minotaur Code: C57758
GRANT, KEVIN Book $69.95
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The Western is America's definitive contribution to cinema, a bullet-spattered blueprint for the nation's image of itself and its place in the world. Renegade Westerns shows the shadowy side of this picture, where heroes behaved like villains, where Indians were not always the savages we'd been led to expect. More than 100 films are dissected and discussed, from the hidden depths of High Noon and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance to the ferocity of The Wild Bunch. The book ranges over 70 years of movie-making, right up to the biggest westerns of recent times. Complete with a foreword by western expert Edward Buscombe, Renegade Westerns offers a fresh perspective on a genre that continues to attract both large audiences and critical acclaim.