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on 8 October 2015
This is a superb and fascinating book, and my one-star review is nothing to do with its written content - unfortunately there is no way for me to review content and production separately.

Buyer of the Kindle edition beware: digital rights were not acquired for the many stills from the movies discussed, meaning page after page is marked with a large grey box, and some images which are specifically referenced in the text are unavailable.

This is really poor production and the buyer ought to be clearly warned before purchasing. Better not to produce an e-book version than to do it so shoddily.
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on 13 February 2013
This is a demanding,impressive and very interesting book. It focuses on three Westerns: The Searchers and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance by John Ford and Red River by Howard Hawks and shows that they are as many-layered and complex as many of the so-called great works of art and literature.These films ask questions about the myths surrounding the founding of America as a society and a nation. I would recommend this book to Western buffs like me who loved a the Westerns of the fifties and sixties and who don't mind using their brains every now and then.
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on 17 June 2016
A really well written analysis of how three great Hollywood westerns reflect the political concerns of the USA. Have read it once and going to read it again because it needs reading twice. Definitely my kind of film criticism.
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on 14 January 2016
Excellent book.
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