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Towards An Aesthetics of Failure, Or: Why I Actually Sort of Like Westerns (And You Should Too)

John Crutchfield's latest contribution to the online journal Berfrois examines the author's life-long fascination with that much-maligned genre of American movies: the Western. Part memoir, part cultural history, part film criticism, the essay attempts to answer the question of how something aesthetically bad can actually be good.

To read the essay, click here.