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« on: November 20, 2008, 06:54:56 PM »

I think we could made this a sticky, mods?

Anyway, we should post here all books dealing with westerns, both in literature or on film. posting the image would be great.

I start with this book:




I quoted it often lately. Garfield is very idiosynchratic but offers a lot of informations and reflections which make the reading of his book mandatory, I think. Unfortunately the book is more than 20 years old, so a lot of the most recent production is left uncovered. But the production before the '80's is dealt with systematically and some movies I had never heard of are brought to the fore.

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 05:13:27 AM »

I don't mind making a sticky book thread.But there are older book threads including one from Cigar Joe so perhaps i should amalgamate them all?

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 06:43:49 AM »

I don't think we had one with images though, its nice to see the books

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 09:02:18 AM »

I don't have a digital camera to put my books on here but  here's an image of by far the  best book covering sw's.Titoli i'll delete this post if it goes against your basic idea for this thread.



I give it 9/10 as it doesn't cover every title.


And there's this one from the same author covering all westerns.It includes a detailed chapter about OUATITW that was left out of the above book.



8/10


Finally Hughes excellent value pocket guide.



8/10

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 09:59:37 AM »



My first book on Spaghetti Westerns. Not the easiest read 9/10





Hyams' is very opionnated, he doesn't cover everything. But it has lots of pictures, 6/10




Fagen is a bit of a biased Ford and Wayneophile and you can tell pretty well by the amount of space he allows to both Ford and Wayne , covers a lot of Westerns. 



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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 11:36:36 AM »

Frayling's book on SW is just a Leone's book in disguise. I give it 3\10, at best. He didn't watch the movies, he can't understand italian, he doesn't know much about italian cinema and I have the suspicion he, apart from Leone, doesn't like SW either. The Hughes book on western, as it starts from Stagecoach, I assume doesn't cover the first 40 years of western movies. 

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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 11:41:02 AM »



A very good novel. If you liked the movie (I did) it is mandatory reading. 8\10

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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2008, 11:48:03 AM »



Even if written in italian, is based on pictures, mostly lobby cards and posters. As it is also very cheap (an aspect which differentiates it from the three Glittering Images volumes) it can be bought  without second thoughts.

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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2008, 11:56:47 AM »



Kezich, a professional movie critic, wrote intensively on western from early '50's on. This is a collection of essays published in the '70's. I can't say I disagree with much that he says (he doesn't like SW much but gives a fair treatment to some individual works. Still, his writing never made me excited, never showed that spark of intuition that makes a book worth re-reading or be kept in mind. 6\10   

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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2008, 02:08:39 PM »



Another Frayling book all Leone that came out with the Autry Museum Leone Exhibit, nice interviews, lots of images 10/10.




And of course Frayling's "Something to do with Death" again 10/10 for me.

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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2008, 02:31:53 PM »



This one has some good information but it has some very weird entries in their 50 essntial Westerns. 5/10



This is a great book about the gunfighters of the West chock full of balistic information from US Army Testing and eye witness accounts on shooting with the old Colts & Remingtons, indespensible. 10/10

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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2008, 06:16:38 PM »

Maybe it would be nice to put the price, at least roughly.

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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2008, 06:26:20 PM »

You can check at Amazon.

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« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2008, 08:22:43 PM »



This book The Gunfighters  is one volume of a Time Life series of books on the West other titles were The Prospectors, The Cowboys, etc., etc. its got a lot of good information and full of images like the one below: 



The book below has an amazing amount of incidental information about the West information about the opperation statistics of stage lines, wagon trains, cattle drives, good stuff.



Back to books about Leone & Spaghetti Westerns, Eli Wallach's "The Good The Bad and Me" has a chapter on GBU.



And Mickey Knox has info on GBU and other Spaghetti Westerns in his "The Good The bad and the Dolce Vita."



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« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2008, 09:58:19 PM »




Worth every penny!




Expensive but great poster book!
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