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National Day of the American Cowboy

Saturday, July 16 is National Day of the American Cowboy. I used to read lots of western romances and I still love watching a classic western. When I taught college American cinema courses one of my favorite genres to discuss was  The American Western. It is the oldest type of American film. The Great Train Robbery, a silent 1903 film, was the first movie to tell a story – a narrative.

The American Cowboy: A symbol of independence and individuality

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Favorite western movie: The Big Country starring Gregory Peck

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Favorite western romance: Outlaw Hearts by Rebecca Brandewyne

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Favorite film cowboy actor: Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott (it’s a tie!)

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