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Hang 'Em High

Law and Disorder in Western Films and Literature

Hang 'Em High( )
Author: Herzberg, Bob
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $45.00
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Discusses the many Western films, as well as the novels they are based on, that illustrate distortions of the law in the Old West and the many ways, most of them marked by vengeance, in which its characters pursued justice. The author has used correspondence from studio files, letters from the Production Code office, newspaper and magazine reviews, passages from the novels to analyse not only the filmmakers' intentions but also how the films became a showcase of America as it promoted...
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