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Gun Crazy

Jim Kitses

Jim Kitses is Emeritus Professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University, USA. An expanded edition of Horizons West, his pioneering text in Western and genre studies, was published by BFI in 2004. He has also co-edited The Western Reader (1998), contributed a study of the film noir classic Gun Crazy (BFI, 1996) and authored the commentary for the DVD of 7 Men From Now, the first acclaimed cycle of Budd Boetticher-directed Westerns. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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BFI Publishing, 1996

Focused Study


...Joseph H. Lewis’s Gun Crazy is the story of two young lovers who embark on a crime spree. For this book, Kitses researched widely into the film production’s history and explored its connection to the crime film tradition and to the dark underside of American society....