RARA-AVIS: Re: Looking for hard-boiled westerns

From: Jacques Debierue ( matrxtech@yahoo.com)
Date: 11 Jun 2005

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "thebradstevens" <bradstevens22@h...> wrote:
> The key hard-boiled western is surely Charles Willeford's THE
> DIFFERENCE, originally published in 1971 under the title THE HOMBRE
> FROM SONORA (under the pseudonym 'Will Charles').

Don't forget Frank Gruber's old westerns. He was in his element in those.
> As for films, I would recommend Stan Dragoti's DIRTY LITTLE BILLY
> (though I guess it's impossible to see these days, unless you manage
> to catch one of the infrequent television screenings). Monte
> Hellman's westerns are also pretty hard-boiled.

For me, the peak is Monte Hellman's _The Shooting_. The peak of hardboiled-noir westerns, not necessarily of westerns, of course, though it's pretty high on the list. I'ts out on a very good DVD. Since the good stuff has a tendency to disappear, I suggest grabbing it.



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