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Ghosts of the West: The End of the Bonanza Trail (2012)

Ghosts of the West (original title)
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Lost mines, abandoned diggings, ghost towns. Generations later, their stories continue to fascinate and intrigue. And even haunt us.

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Ethan S. Knightchilde (as E. S. Knightchilde)

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Ethan S. Knightchilde (as E.S. Knightchilde)
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Credited cast:
Dane Bernhardt Dane Bernhardt ... John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (voice)
Barron Christian Barron Christian ... Narrator (voice)
Rowell Gormon Rowell Gormon ... Theodore Roosevelt (voice)
Arthur Martinez Arthur Martinez ... Cy Warman (voice)
Thomas J. Noel Thomas J. Noel ... Himself
Ron Ruhoff Ron Ruhoff ... Himself
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Lost mines, abandoned diggings, ghost towns. Generations later, their stories continue to fascinate and intrigue. And even haunt us.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghosts of the West: The End of the Bonanza Trail See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.33 : 1
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A Beautifully Done Exploration of Ghost Towns Then and Now
11 March 2015 | by jmhouseSee all my reviews

This documentary is one of those rare films that manages to pair rigorous historical research with art. The rise and fall of several ghost towns of the American West is carefully detailed and fantastic archival photos included to complement the stories. But beyond that, the contemporary black & white footage of what remains of these towns is stunning and certainly makes the case for there simply being something special about old-fashioned analog film. Perhaps especially when it's being used to capture places that were last fully alive over a hundred years ago. The combination of these elements throughout the film is masterful.

If you enjoy the history of the Old West, are a connoisseur of ghost towns, and/or appreciate evocative abandonment photography, you cannot go wrong with Ghosts of the West. I've watched it twice already and will certainly view it again soon. That's my highest recommendation!


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