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Hommage and "clin d'oeil" to the Twentieth Century Fox,
producer of my favorite western : "Manhunt" (H. Hathaway)
It can be used on any type of computer (Mac and PC), on a smartphone or a tablet, as long as you have a spreadsheet (Excel for instance) or a database program.
The version distributed here is not a trial version, but a subset of the complete movie database. In fact it is the first third of the files, including only the Directors from A (ALDRICH Robert) to B (BUZZELL Edward) only. Those interested in the complete version, from A to Z, should read the "Diffusion" page.
Western movie posters and western movie reviews for the moviegoer
As such, this Classic Western Database is obviously not complete, that is it doesn't cover the few thousands
westerns which have been produced by the cinema only. It is exclusively
made of the westerns I have seen... a good number I must admit,
and certainly the most interesting part of the genre.
in fact a subset of a huger database (more than 11.200 films),
called CINEFAN, which covers all types of movies from the
silent screen till now.
WESTERNS costs 10 €,
contain some errors (typing, spelling and probably incorrect
names), but I try to improve it through my re-visions or my discoveries,
though these are so scarce now... the Western doesn't seem to
be a praised genre anymore !
History and statistics
This movie database was started
in the years 1967-68, on the seats of the French Cinémathèque.
So many marvelous discoveries then ! Chatting with Langlois in
a corner of the bar, listening one evening to Raoul Walsh relating
his escapades with Flynn or Gable
around Hollywood, discussing
endlessly with some "co-religionists". Those were the
days for the "cinéphile"...
As it is, this western movie database consists of more than
1740 westerns, starting with
"The great train robbery"...
Some opinions from enthousiastic users of the Cinefan film database (some translated from French):