Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Anomalous Material Weekly Feature: 10 Best Westerns

No, this is not a list of discount hotel chains.  As you may already know, I now take up weekly residence over at the great film site Anomalous Material.  The fine folks over there have given me a regular weekly gig as feature writer.  It is a series of top ten lists on various cinematic subjects (and anyone who knows me can attest to how perfectly suited I am to such an endeavor - yes I am a list nerd).  This week's feature piece (my eleventh such piece) is on the most classic of film genres - the western.  With a history nearly as long as film itself, the western has garnered some pretty spectacular pictures lo these 100+ years.  I had a tough time just naming ten (as the quite lengthy runners-up list will attest to) but somehow I did it.  Go check it out and see for yourself.

And speaking of the greatest westerns of all time and my trouble of narrowing them down to just ten, I proclaim the Autumn of 2011 as "The Season of the Western".  The reason for this is that I want to extend my list to include the 100 Greatest Westerns.  I will be posting said list over at my companion site, The Cinematheque, sometime around Christmas time (nothing says happy holidays like a good old fashioned wild west revenge killing showdown on the dusty streets of a lawless town!) and want to catch up on those westerns I have not yet seen (and there are quite a few since the genre is so vast) and re-watch those I have not seen in quite a while.  But more on this in a future post - for now I will leave you with Miss Barbara Stanwyck in a great western that just missed out making the list.


Natalie said...

That was awesome! New goal: see the flicks on Kevyn's ten best westerns list. :)

Plus you added a picture of Barbara Stanwyck. Oh, heck yes! Thanks a million.

Kevyn Knox said...

Any excuse to post a pic of Stany is a good excuse.

Natalie said...

Amen. ;)