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2003 marks the hundredth anniversary of the making of The Great Train Robbery, the very first western film. Dutch film makers Peter Delpeut and Mart Dominicus were inspired by this fact to ... See full summary »

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2003 marks the hundredth anniversary of the making of The Great Train Robbery, the very first western film. Dutch film makers Peter Delpeut and Mart Dominicus were inspired by this fact to make a nostalgic road movie in search of the remains of this once so powerful film genre. In Go West, Young Man! Delpeut and Dominicus undertake a cinematographic road journey to the icons of the western. What they find are the leftovers of a fading tradition. They visit old paintless film sets and meet craftsmen who live in the knowledge that their skills (wrangling, horse falls) will disappear in the years to come. They call upon famous locations in which they still sense the dramatic force that shaped the classics of the genre: the Grand Tetons which were the awesome backdrop for SHANE and of course Monument Valley, home of many John Ford westerns. A lively and often funny homage to a great film genre that inevitably ends as a bittersweet requiem. Written by Anonymous

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Beautiful documentary, nostalgic and informative
9 September 2003 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The western movie. A genre that disappeared in our present cinema's. This documentary takes us back in time, the time of western movies. With the use of scene's from classical films we visit different locations and the remains of them nowadays (some remained, most disappeared). The film is a trip by car trough the rough lands of America and it is full of beautiful images, interesting locations and different kind of people (famous or not). It tells a lot of information about life in the Wild west back in the past and nowadays. U could also see this film as a lifework of Peter and Mart about a subject which inspired a part of their lives (For instance they watched a lot of Western movies during their youth) and therefor I can understand their desire to visit these locations. Finally a want to say they did a great job and I'm sure people who don't feel affected to western movies that much will also be fascinated by this documentary.

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