The Myth of the West–Western Films

The Western, once the most popular genre of American film, has fallen on lean times lately. However, new westerns are still being produced, if much more rarely than before. This fall, for example, there’s 3:10 to Yuma and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. The following are a few of the Libraries’ holdings in this most American of genres.
1939 Stagecoach (Ford) DVD PN 1997 .S7338 1997
1946 My Darling Clementine (Ford) DVD PN 1997 .M889 2004
1948 Fort Apache (Ford) DVD PN 1997 .F675 2007
1948 Red River (Hawks) DVD PN 1997 .R369 1998
1952 High Noon (Zinnemann) DVD PN 1997 .H4563 2000
1964 Fistful of Dollars (Leone) DVD PN 1997 .F53 2007
1966 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Leone) DVD PN 1997 G66 2007
1969 The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah) DVD PN 1997 .W536 2006
1971 McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Altman) DVD PN 1997 .M4232 2002
1992 Unforgiven (Eastwood) DVD PN 1997 .U46 2002
1995 Dead Man (Jarmusch) DVD PN 1997 .D432 2000
Books This is a selective list of recent works. For a complete listing, use the subject terms “western films” in the catalog.
Cowboy Imperialism and American Film Fine Arts PN1995.9.W4 A53 2007
The American Western PS374.W4 M38 2007
The Landscape of Hollywood Westerns: Ecocriticism in an American Film Genre Fine Arts PN1995.9.W4 L32 2006
The West in Early Cinema: After the Beginning Fine Arts PN1995.9.W4 V47 2006
Cowboys as Cold Warriors: the West and U.S. History Fine Arts PN1995.9.W4 C65 2004
Horizons West: Directing the Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood Fine Arts PN1995.9.W4 K58 2004
Westerns in a Changing America: 1955-2000 Fine Arts PN1995.9.W4 L694 2004
Invisible Natives: Myth and Identity in the American Western Fine Arts PN1995.9.I48 P69 2002