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Destry Rides Again

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Westerns : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2006

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...James Stewart, giving only the faintest hint of the steely inner self he reveals in his later Westerns with Anthony Mann, is the mild-mannered Thomas Jefferson Destry, the son of a famously tough father. The town of Bottleneck is wild...

The Wonderful Country

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Westerns : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2006

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...A minor miracle of a film, which fits Robert Mitchum’s persona perfectly. Mitchum plays Martin Brady, who was born in the USA but has spent his life as a pistolero south of the border after killing his father’s murderer. Entrusted by his...

El Dorado

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Westerns : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2006

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...In adapting Harry Brown’s excellent novel The Stars in Their Courses, Leigh Brackett essentially reproduced the same characters and situations she had previously written for Howard Hawks in Rio Bravo (1959), but with one significant change....

The Grey Fox

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Westerns : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2006

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...It’s 1901. After thirty-three years in San Quentin, ageing outlaw Bill Miner (Richard Farnsworth) is released into a world that has moved on. On a train, a salesman demonstrates the latest household gadgets to Bill’s bemusement. Bill...

Man of the West

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Westerns : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2006

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...Anthony Mann’s cycle of Westerns with James Stewart is justly celebrated, but perhaps Man of the West is even better. An ageing Gary Cooper plays Link Jones, who is first presented as an amiable hick travelling by train to interview...

Antonio das Mortes/Dragao da maldade contra o santo guerreiro

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Westerns : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2006

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...An extraordinary product of the Cinema Novo movement in Brazil, Glauber Rocha’s film is a strange, at times delirious, folktale which draws upon the tradition of social banditry in the sertão, the desert region of north-east Brazil which...

The Wild Bunch

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Westerns : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2006

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...One of a number of films from the late 1960s which deal with the end of the west, The Wild Bunch is set in the early twentieth century during the Mexican revolution. An outlaw gang attempts one final hold-up before dispersing...

Dead Man

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Westerns : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2006

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...This takes the Western further down the route of deconstruction than any film since Jean-Luc Godard’s Vent d’est/Wind from the East (1969). And yet Dead Man has its roots deep in the traditional Western, with a story about a greenhorn...

The Gold Rush: The New Right and the Westerns of 1980

Reframing Cult Westerns : From The Magnificent Seven to The Hateful Eight

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Introduction: This Town Isn’t Big Enough The year 1980 was pivotal for both the American Western and America itself. With regard to the Western, it is often characterized as the year in which one of America’s most enduring cinematic...

Apache

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Westerns : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2006

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...One of a group of films from the early 1950s, including Broken Arrow (1950) and Across the Wide Missouri (1950), that take a more sympathetic view of the Indians than in earlier Westerns, Apache is scripted by James R. Webb, who ten years...