Friday, May 25, 2018

The 100 Greatest Western Movies of All Time


The full title of this fun little volume is The 100 Greatest Western Movies of All Time: Including Five You’ve Never Heard Of.

This checklist of the usual suspects was compiled by the editors of American Cowboy magazine and includes a forward by film historian Douglas Brode.

As for the 100, you’ll find little to surprise, and the “Five You’ve Never Heard Of” is actually a list of 12 Honorable Mentions. To be honest, I think most knowledgeable Western fans will find few surprises here, but the volume is a fine addition to any fan’s library to fill in the gaps with a few golden films you might have overlooked. I’ll admit I hadn’t thought to try The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing until this volume despite being a Burt Reynolds fan. I’m glad I did, this low-key film displays him in a restrained performance pre-swagger, not bad at all.

Not essential, but a fun addition to the library all the same.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday by David Corbett

If there is one thing I’ve gathered from experience, whether during the war or at Mother’s sickbed or out here in the railheads and cow to...