A fun, opinionated, illustrated look at Westerns—with great photographs from great movies
This unique compendium of short essays about, and evocative photos from, the 100 greatest Western movies of all time is the authoritative new resource on the subject—and the ideal illustrated gift book for all cowboy enthusiasts and cinema fans.
Beyond being eminently browseable and lavishly illustrated, the book—compiled by the editors of the popular Western magazine American Cowboy—is sure to generate hot debate over its “top 100” list, and it covers plenty of movies that appeal to a wide variety of ages and tastes—from The Ox-Bow Incident, High Noon, and Shane to The Wild Bunch, High Plains Drifter, and Unforgiven.
Each essay makes the case for why the selected movie belongs in the top 100—and included are five movies you've never heard of but should immediately put high on your list. The introduction sets forth the criteria for the selections while also presenting a short history of the genre.
American Cowboy magazine was founded in 1994 and is based in Boulder, Colorado (www.AmericanCowboy.com). It celebrates the authentic Western lifestyle with in-depth personality profiles, travel stories, and event coverage—including articles on the great Western movie genre. Part of Active Interest Media since 2003, the magazine also features artistic pictorials of Western landscapes and stories on cowboy gear, ranch know-how, and history.