Invention of the Western Film by Scott Simmon
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Invention of the Western Film
By Scott Simmon

The Invention of the Western Film

A Cultural History of the Genre's First Half Century

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Invention of the Western Film by Scott Simmon

Book Awards

  • Winner of Theatre Library Association Award 2004.

Book Description

The Invention of the Western Film ranges across literature, visual arts, social history, ideology, and legend to provide, for the first time, an in-depth exploration of the early Western, from short kinetoscopes of the 1890s through 'classic' features of the 1940s. By examining the American Indian's rise and demise during the silent era, B-Westerns of the 1930s, and film noir-influenced Westerns of the 1940s, Scott Simmon's pioneering study silhouettes the genre's evolution against a myriad of cultural forces. This lively, encyclopedic book revitalizes familiar Western icons John Wayne and John Ford, and recovers forgotten masterworks from the Western film's formative years.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521555814
ISBN-10: 0521555817
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 412
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Invention of the Western Film by Scott Simmon Invention of the Western Film, Hardback (June 2003)

An in-depth exploration of the early Western, from short kinetoscopes of the 1890s through the 'classic' features of the 1940s.

Films of D. W. Griffith by Scott Simmon Films of D. W. Griffith, Paperback (July 1993)

An introduction to the work of the first widely acknowledged master filmmaker.

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