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Old West in Fact and Film

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Informationen zum Autor Jeremy Agnew! a biomedical electronics consultant! holds a PhD in engineering and has been involved in the... Weiterlesen
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Informationen zum Autor Jeremy Agnew! a biomedical electronics consultant! holds a PhD in engineering and has been involved in the design and manufacture of medical devices for more than 30 years. He lives in Colorado Springs! Colorado! and has written several books on the Old West. Klappentext For many years! movie audiences have carried on a love affair with the American West! believing Westerns are escapist entertainment of the best kind! harkening back to the days of the frontier. This work compares the reality of the Old West to its portrayal in movies! taking an historical approach to its consideration of the cowboys! Indians! gunmen! lawmen and others who populated the Old West in real life and on the silver screen. Starting with the Westerns of the early 1900s! it follows the evolution in look! style! and content as the films matured from short vignettes of good-versus-bad into modern plots. Zusammenfassung "Starting with early 1900s Western movies! the narrative follows the evolution in look! style! and content as the films matured from short vignettes of good-versus-bad into the modern plots. The book compares the reality of the cowboys! Indians! gunmen! lawmen! and soldiers who peopled the Old West to how they are portrayed on the silver screen"--

Autorentext

Jeremy Agnew, a biomedical electronics consultant, holds a PhD in engineering and has been involved in the design and manufacture of medical devices for more than 30 years. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has written several books on the Old West.



Klappentext

For many years, movie audiences have carried on a love affair with the American West, believing Westerns are escapist entertainment of the best kind, harkening back to the days of the frontier. This work compares the reality of the Old West to its portrayal in movies, taking an historical approach to its consideration of the cowboys, Indians, gunmen, lawmen and others who populated the Old West in real life and on the silver screen. Starting with the Westerns of the early 1900s, it follows the evolution in look, style, and content as the films matured from short vignettes of good-versus-bad into modern plots.



Zusammenfassung
"Starting with early 1900s Western movies, the narrative follows the evolution in look, style, and content as the films matured from short vignettes of good-versus-bad into the modern plots. The book compares the reality of the cowboys, Indians, gunmen, lawmen, and soldiers who peopled the Old West to how they are portrayed on the silver screen"--

Produktinformationen

Titel: Old West in Fact and Film
Untertitel: History Versus Hollywood
Autor:
EAN: 9780786468881
ISBN: 0786468882
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: McFarland and Company, Inc.
Anzahl Seiten: 268
Gewicht: 511g
Größe: H254mm x B178mm x T14mm
Jahr: 2012
Untertitel: Englisch