A very entertaining little documentary about two filmmakers from The Netherlands (Peter Delpeut and Martin Dominicus) who grew up loving American Westerns. As a result, they decide to take a journey to the very locations where so many of those classic films were made. We see the unforgettable Monument Valley (the place we will always associate with John Ford), Mescal, Arizona, and the Grand Tetons of Shane, among others. Along the way, the filmmakers ask questions pertaining to the Western’s decline and what it means to be a rancher or cowboy today. It is clear that this film embraces the great myths of the West (no debunking going on here, to be sure) and while that brings in a level of naiveté, the pure joy these men bring to their subject is enough to excuse any shortcomings.

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