When it was first published in 1969, Horizons West was immediately recognized as a stellar account of the Western film and some of its key directors. This greatly expanded new edition now provides the definitive critical analysis of the six greatest filmmakers of the Western genre: John Ford, Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, Sam Peckinpah, Sergio Leone, and Clint Eastwood. And it offers illuminating accounts of such classic Westerns as The Searchers, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Once Upon a Time in the West, Shane, and many, many more. Along with other new material, Kitses gives a magisterial account of John Ford for this edition. He also assesses how the Western has been challenged by movements such as feminism, postmodernism, multiculturalism, and psychoanalysis.
Directing The Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood,