Film Guide to Westerns


Welcome to the home page for a series of posts I intend to complete about the Old West on film and beyond. First and foremost, my "part-time" moniker is my way of humbly telling you I don't do this for a living, I'm not an expert and I don't have any degrees or special expertise on this topic; I'm just a film and history fan who wants to share my thoughts. The idea for this series began in the Spring of 2020 when I went to bed and had the thought, "What if I made a best action scenes of all-time list?" This led led to several niche action scene lists, which you can currently read. The next entry into the series was to be a "war scene" list that grew and grew in size as I felt it was only appropriate to categorize the scenes into eras (Ancient, Medieval, Revolutionary Era, Civil War, etc.). Anyways, as I was looking for entries about the Civil War and the American West, my interest in the American West piqued. I picked up a couple of books on the topic (you can read the reviews below) and I began watching and re-watching Westerns. I've been watching and documenting Westerns for well over half a year now and I'm ready to share my findings on this fascinating period of history and genre of film.