Western Film Highlights: The Best of the West, 1914-2001
Henryk HoffmannISBN: 0786415630;
Book DescriptionWesterns have perhaps had their heyday, but they do remain popular. The greatest films from 1914, when The Squaw Man, The Virginian, Salomy Jane, The Spoilers, The Rose of the Rancho and Chip of the Flying U were the genre?s best, through 2001, when American Outlaws and Texas Rangers were tops, are the subject of this work. For each year, the author names the outstanding western films in the following categories: picture, screenplay (original and adaptation), direction, cinematography, music, male and female leading roles, and male and female supporting roles. In some years, the outstanding westerns in a few additional categories?such as novel, nonfiction book, or short story or novella filmed?are named. Also for each year, the author lists the westerns that received Academy Award nominations (and those that won), makes note of the births and deaths of notable actors, directors, producers, composers, cinematographers,...
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