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The Book of Westerns
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The chapters for the most part are devoted to one film or one director, or in a couple of cases, an actor. There are several chapters that deal with the films of John Ford, the single most important of all directors who worked regularly in the genre; the longest chapter is devoted to the westerns of Delmer Daves, a relatively neglected figure much of whose work is still not readily available in decent copies for home viewing.
A chapter listing will probably give the reader a good idea as to whether this book might be of value; the author of each piece is in parentheses:
INTRODUCTION - Criticism and the Western (Douglas Pye)
COUNTRY MUSIC AND THE 1939 WESTERN - From Hillbillies to Cowboys (Peter Stanfield)
A BETTER SENSE OF HISTORY - John Ford and the Indians (Richard Maltby)
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