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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

Book

...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...

Winchester ’73

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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...The first of the five Westerns that director Anthony Mann was to make with James Stewart in as many years, and the only one in black and white, Winchester ’73 is typical of the series in the extremes of emotion displayed by the central...

Rio Conchos

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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...Gordon Douglas made Westerns for twenty-five years, some of them routine, others, such as his last one, Barquero (1970), agreeably full of quirky incident and off-beat characters. Rio Conchos is undoubtedly the best of the bunch. Stuart...

The Gunfighter

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

Book

...The theme of the world-weary gunfighter who has outlived his time and wants to settle down came to be a familiar one in the decades after this film, but it was still fresh in 1950. Gregory Peck is Jimmy Ringo, perhaps ‘the fastest man...

Introduction

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

Book

...For many decades the Western occupied a central position within the American film industry. From around 1910 until the beginning of the 1960s, films in the Western genre made up at least a fifth of all titles released. No other genre has...

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

Book

...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...