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Phil Hardy
The Overlook Press; Subsequent edition (May 1, 1994)
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The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: The Western.

The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: The Western. The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: The Gangster Film. The Overlook Film Encyclopedias have been great books for film fans. Hundreds of science fiction films from 1895 to 1989 are examined (some films from the early '90's also make the list). Includes Metropolis, Things to Come, Star Wars, .

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The first volume, devoted to western films, appeared in 1983, with eight subsequent volumes announced at that time as "forthcoming". However, only three additional entries were issued. All four volumes have been published in the .

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Magazine article American Cinematographer. The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: The Western. Magazine article American Cinematographer. The notes are intelligently written, reflecting none of the anti-Western bias common to many contemporary critics, and the same attention is accorded to the Saturday shoot-'em-ups as to the John Ford spectaculars.

He has taught film and organized seasons at the National Film Theatre in England and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Since the initial publication of the first three groundbreaking volumes - "Horror," "Science Fiction," and "The Western" - "The Overlook Film Encyclopedia" series has been deemed the most authoritative, stylish and compulsively readable film reference series ever. Format Hardback 512 pages. Dimensions 248 x 311 x 38mm 2,631g. Publication date 01 Nov 1998.

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  • The one flaw with the Overlook books is they stopped in 1994. In the digital age, these should all be available as E-Books and should be updated at least every five years. But the book is great with a lot of valuable information.

  • While not the be all and end all listing of westerns its still a valuable reference tool as are every other book in the Overlook series

  • These Hardy servay books are great. You can pick them up real reasonably except the horror one which seem to be a collector's item now.

  • The Orverlook series is the go-to reference for each genre it covers. If you're exploring a new genre, this is where to go to get the best direction.

  • I have just ordered this book. I had not done so previously because I have the first edition of this book written under a different title in about 1983. That is a wonderful book for the western fan and is a "must-own" in my opinion. However, one VERY SIGNIFICANT FAULT in that book is the fact that the author included an extremely high number of spoilers in the synopsis of most of the films. Why he would do that I cannot understand. But, be aware, if you do not want to read spoilers than do not read the thumbnail sketch of each film's plot before you view the film or you may be disappointed. I am hoping that the author did not repeat this stupid mistake in this new edition of the book. Otherwise I cannot say enough good things about the earlier edition.

  • I have had this excellent book for some time and refer to it everytime I watch a Western Movie.It is a huge book, 9 1/4" X 12" X 1 1/2",with 416 pages,with a Hard Cocver and excellent paper ,and profusely illustrated about 1000 B & W and 16 full pages of excellent color photographs.There is a preface to both the First and Second Editions.Also there is a very informative Perspective on the Western Movies.The movies are covered chronologically by the decades,starting in 1929,all the way through to 1990.There are also 6 Appendices:

    All-Time Western Rental Champs
    Most Successful Westerns:Inflation Adjusted
    Biggest Money-Making Western |stars
    Critic's Top Tens
    Western Oscars
    Selected Sound Westerns and Their Novel Sources
    Select Bibliography
    All Other Sound Westerns
    An Excellent Detailed Index
    The information varies on each Movie,but generally it includes the Studio,Color or B&W,length in minutes,the Director,the Producer,the Screenwriter,the Cinematographer,
    Leading Players,a brief description of the story of the movie,interesting information about the making of the movie and actors involved,and in many cases a photograph.
    I also have another excellent reference fior Western Movies that makes a great companion to this Encylopedia.It is "A Pictorial History of Westerns" by Michael Parkinson & Clyde Jeavons ;see my Review dated October 3,2011.

  • This entertaining coffee-table format encyclopedia of Western films covers the years 1929 to 1990. There were numerous silent westerns, but most have not survived and so can't be reviewed. As you thumb through the 1930s, you notice right away how the vast majority were low-budget films aimed at kids. Only in the 1940s did the genre begin to take itself seriously and produce more adult-oriented stories. There are only a relatively small number of Spaghetti/Euro westerns included. As with the other Overlook encyclopedias, there are plenty of photographs.

  • If, like me, you love Westerns and have cable, this is a book you need to own. Its detailed synopses and reviews have helped me over and over again in deciding what previously-unknown movie to set the timer for. Each capsule-essay includes year of release, run time, director, major stars, and some information about the story, with brief critical remarks. The many bw photographs, though rather small, are just so much gravy. You can also just sit down with it and start going through the listings so you can compose a Wish List! With this book and Fenin & Everson's "The Western," you have a good basic foundation in Western-film criticism and history.