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This unique compendium of short essays about, and evocative photos from, the one hundred 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 Once Upon a Time in the West (#1), High Noon (#4) Shane (#5), Unforgiven (#6), The Wild Bunch (#8), The OxBow Incident (#18), and The Magnificent Seven (#34) to Ride the High Country (#44), Little Big Horn (#67), The Outlaw Josey Wales (#84), Jeremiah Johnson (#85), Brokeback Mountain (#97), and The Kentuckian (#100).
 
Each essay makes the case for why the selected movie belongs in the top one hundred—and included are five movies you’ve never heard of but should immediately put high on your list to view. The introduction sets forth the criteria for the selections while also presenting a short history of the genre.

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A fun, opinionated, illustrated look at Westerns—with great photographs from great movies
 
From the Introduction
As we look toward the future of the Western, it is appropriate to look back on the genre and to feature what we believe are the greatest one hundred (or so) Westerns to come out of Hollywood and elsewhere in the last hundred (or so) years. The opinions about what should be included, indeed about what constitutes a Western at all, are endless and deeply rooted in tradition and a heartfelt love for the heroes of the silver screen.
 
The list starts with our very favorite in the #1 slot, and the rankings follow from there through our least favorite favorite at #100. Because we couldn’t help ourselves, there’s also an appendix with a few more. And included in our list there are also five (or more) movies that you’ve probably never heard of, much less seen. We’ve tried to make a point of calling extra attention to these unsung gems of the genre.
 
Put together by editors who are movie lovers, but more specifically Western movie lovers and connoisseurs, our list tries to look at the genre as the art form it is, not comparing it with other movies out there. We’ve tried to make our reasons for including them clear—but we didn’t want to give away the endings. Watch these, celebrate these, and by all means make your own catalog of favorites.
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  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: TwoDot; First Edition edition (June 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762769963
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762769964
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 7.2 inches
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By M. Wadle on September 10, 2012
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I am a long-time western fan (age 69) and have a large collection of western films so, perhaps, I am not the average customer the publisher of this book targeted. So, I found no surprises in this book and perhaps, for people who are more recent fans of the western film, it could be useful as a check-list.
I will list my disappointments first. For one thing the author lists movies that have a solid 2nd-half-of-the-20th-century setting. These are not westerns in my opinion...HUD that was made and took place in the early 1960s and HEARTS OF THE WEST about a western film star and writer took place in the movie making 20th century and for goodness' sake, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN? There are films that take place in the contemporary American West that are not westerns. Westerns are oaters, people rode horses, or maybe the earliest horseless carriages. They lived mostly in the 19th century. So, please leave out the 4-5 titles that are not really westerns (in my opinion). Secondly, I am so amazed that authors seem to delight in writing spoilers into the sketches of many films, in other books and in this one. Please, please, please, leave the spoilers out. There is a whole generation of people, and others, who have never viewed some of these titles. So, for heaven's sake,and to repeat, please leave the spoilers out.
The book has a 16.95 cover price in hardback and the least expensive one listed on Amazon is about $7.50 in new condition. Do not spend 16.95 but use that amount toward a much more comprehensive book that is much better and can be found on Amazon or other book venues. (Title of that one not given here in order to be gracious and not seem to promote a competitor too heavily.)However, it is likely worth the $7.50.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Michael OConnor TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 8, 2011
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Since 1994, AMERICAN COWBOY magazine has established a reputation for publishing in-depth, appealing and well-illustrated articles on the Wild West. THE 100 GREATEST WESTERN MOVIES OF ALL TIME INCLUDING FIVE YOU NEVER HEARD OF, compiled by the editors of AMERICAN COWBOY, is their attempt to arrive at a listing of the 'Best of the Best' Western flicks ever made. Whether you agree with their choices or the order of listing, 100 GREATEST WESTERN MOVIES OF ALL TIME makes for interesting reading.

Truth be told, there aren't all that many surprises in this 2011 Morris Book Publishing release. Most of the 'usual suspects' are here: THE SEARCHERS, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, SHANE, FORT APACHE, RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY, THE PLAINSMAN, UNFORGIVEN, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, RUN OF THE ARROW, THE GUNFIGHTER, THE OX-BOW INCIDENT, MY DARLING CLEMENTINE, etc. It's heartening to see some of my recent, personal favorites such as THE SHOOTIST and OPEN RANGE listed. And it's a bit surprising to see flicks like NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and the Bob-Hope comedy PALFACE included but, what the heck, it's AMERICAN COWBOY'S listing and they're entitled to their opinion.

Along with the film write-ups, THE 100 GREATEST WESTERN MOVIES OF ALL TIME includes several interesting side-bars: Jesse James Movies, 12 Honorable Mention films, Famous Western Movie Locations, Spaghetti Westerns, the 10 Greatest Gunfighter Movies of All Time, an article on 'The Art and Chaos of Gunfights,' Sci-Fi/Fantasy Westerns, etc.

Western Movie buffs will enjoy this informed and informative "Best of" book. It's an appealing overview of some classic films that have thrilled audiences over the years. Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Buzz Pliskin on June 5, 2012
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This book is as lighthearted as the cover implies.

The small, square, thin tome outlines, in very broad strokes, the films the author's deem to be the 100 greatest Westerns.

Being a big Western fan I was hoping for an in depth 'experts' review of the films and the genre as a whole, instead this book delivers little more than the notes you'd get on the back of a DVD, or Imdb synopsis.

Ok if you want a little stocking filler but will leave you disappointed if you want more.

I recommend 'A rough guide to Westerns' as a little book which delivers far more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. DiSalvo on April 4, 2013
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I think that possibly the best thing about this book is it encompasses the entire history of western film- no favoritism in eras.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tesla on January 29, 2014
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bought this for my boyfriends father who absolutely loves westerns even had some he had never heard of great purchase!
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The editing on the book was the worst I have ever experience eg. sometimes the names were in Capital letters but most times it was either in lower case or in combination eg. john Wayne, kirk douglas, Antony quin. The same applied to place names or other descriptive terms.

In some cases the events in the movies being described were incorrect eg. in discussing Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid the scene where they evade the posse by leaping from a canyon wall into the river is said to be in Bolivia when it was in the USA
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By Michael Rowan on January 21, 2015
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Very disappointed in this book. Just gives story and stars. In sports and gangster movies it adds little known facts behind-the-scenes stories etc .I stop reading after a few movies. I know what The man who shot liberty balance is about!
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This book was well done. I pretty much agree with the 100 Greatest Western Movies of all time. There were a few more of John Wayne's movies, however, that could have been included, but on the whole I really like this book.
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