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The Cowboy's Trail Guide to Westerns

Foreword by Richard Farnsworth

The New and Revised "2nd Century Edition" of The Cowboy's Trail Guide to Westerns. Over 1000 photographs and illustrations. Hundreds of new film reviews, photgraphs, and memorable quotes! By popular demand, the revised edition includes filming locations and story sources. Academy Awards and nominations are now included. Compare your favorite films with the "100 Best of the West" of the first century and compare your picks for best actors, actresses, character actors, Native American actors, and directors . "The Next 100 Years" section predicts the future of the genre and discusses the making of the first perfect Western.

Celebrate 100 years of Western filmmaking with the 2nd Century Edition of the Cowboy's Trail Guide to Westerns. The most complete collection ever assembled of feature-length Westerns of the sound era. For the first time, a Western movie guide for Westerners written by a Westerner.

Journey back to the Old West with this viewer's guide to movie Westerns. The Cowboy's Trail Guide to Westerns is the first complete guide to the genre written by a Westerner for Westerners. The most complete collection of feature-length movie Westerns ever assembled. Over 2100 films including domestic, foreign films, made-for-television movies and mini-series. Complete with cross-referencing of multiple titles and film industry pseudonyms. More than 900 films rated from a Westerner's perspective.

Discover the real West by a thorough examination of Hollywood's development of the Western myth. Explore the connections between the Western myth and American culture. Compare America's frontier legends with their celluloid counterparts.

The Great Train Robbery (1903) was the first motion picture of any kind to tell a story. The story of the Western is the story of Hollywood. Celebrate the centennial of the Western, discover why it has developed into America's only true art form.

The Cowboy's Trail Guide to Westerns is ideal for working and armchair cowboys alike. It is an essential reference guide for all genre enthusiasts.

609 pages with more than 1000 photographs and illustrations!!!
Makes a great gift! Personal inscriptions and autographed copies available upon request.

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Cowboy's Trail Guide to Westerns

[Matuszak] has in hand a remarkable book on a crucial subject...the American Western.

—Charlton Heston

I am quite impressed. Not only is the project majestic in size [514 pages], but I've spent over fifty years in the picture business and still found it interesting reading...Congratulations!!

—Jack Elam (Western Actor)

I totally enjoyed reading The Cowboy’s Trail Guide to Westerns. It’s on the coffee table in our living room and we show it to all of our friends...

—Harry Carry, Jr.

[Matuszak does] an admirable job of bridging the gap between the myth of the West and the historical reality of the West.

—Joel "Dutch" Dortch (SASS)


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