Western Film Highlights

The Best of the West, 1914–2001


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About the Book

Westerns may have had their heyday, but they remain popular. The greatest films from 1914, when The Squaw Man and The Virginian were among the genre’s best, through 2001, when American Outlaws and Texas Rangers were tops, are the subject of this work. For each year, the author names the outstanding western films in the following categories: picture, screenplay (original and adaptation), direction, cinematography, music, male and female leading roles, and male and female supporting roles. Also for each year, the author lists the westerns that received Academy Award nominations (and those that won), makes note of the births and deaths of notable actors, directors, producers, composers, cinematographers, authors and other such personalities, and describes the genre’s significant achievements.

About the Author(s)

Henryk Hoffmann was born in Poland. He teaches Latin and German at the Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, where he also coaches soccer and oversees the editorial staff of the school magazine. An active member of the Western Writers of America, he lives in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Henryk Hoffmann
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 213
Bibliographic Info: 65 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2003]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4501-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0865-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Preface     1

Annual Entries (1914 through 2001)     3

Appendix A: Top 100 Films     145
Appendix B: Top 100 Novels Filmed     164
Appendix C: Top 10 Nonfiction Books Filmed     168
Appendix D: Top 25 Short Stories/Novellas Filmed     169
Appendix E: Top 50 Songs Used     171
Appendix F: Top 20 Authors     173
Appendix G: Top 20 Screenwriters     174
Appendix H: Top 20 Directors     175
Appendix I: Top 20 Cinematographers     176
Appendix J: Top 20 Composers     177
Appendix K: Top 20 Leading Men     178
Appendix L: Top 20 Leading Ladies     179
Appendix M: Top 20 Supporting Actors     180
Appendix N: Top 20 Supporting Actresses     181

Select Bibliography     183
Index     185

Book Reviews & Awards

“a sprightly book, pure and simple…author’s approach is fun…light, likable reading”—Classic Images; “absolutely fascinating…a wonderful book that all Western film fans should own”—Roundup Magazine; “Western aficionados and film buffs will find hours of enjoyment—and lots of fun facts—in these pages”—Cowboys & Indians; “handsome book”—Wrangler’s Roost.