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The Invention of the Western Film: A Cultural History of the Genre’s First Half-Century, Scott Simmon, 2003

Book Review by Daniel Herbert. Within a discussion of Frederick Jackson Turner’s ideas about the frontier and their bearing upon the Western film genre, Scott Simmon notes that by 1890 the American West was essentially “closed” (page 156). Although it is true that the expanse of the United States had been geographically delimited and was […]

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