The 50 Greatest Westerns (Paperback)
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Author Barry Stone has served his apprenticeship as a western movie geek and aficionado. The Magnificent Seven, The Wild Bunch, Red River – for 50 years the western has been the only genre in a life that ‘just ain’t big enough for two’. He has written on the history of cinema for the illustrated reference book Historica, is a regular attendee to western premieres for FOX Studios Australia, and was recently a guest of the Museum of Western Film History in Independence, California.
Intrigued by the idea of frontier wilderness, of law and order vs lawlessness, and a firm belief that ‘the better the bad guy, the better the film’, he goes beyond the American south-west to pay homage to the Italian and even Australian western – and, after much deliberation, he ranks them in order…