MONUMENT VALLEY

   Probably no other location in the United States is more recognizable as the setting for Westerns than Monument Valley, a vast area sprawling across Utah and Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. The valley is known for its magnificent buttes and plateaus. The first Western filmed on this location is The Vanishing American (1925). John Ford made the valley his trademark location using it in Stagecoach (1939), My Darling Clementine (1946), Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Rio Grande (1950), Wagon Master (1950), The Searchers (1956), and Cheyenne Autumn (1964).
   See also DETERRITORIALIZATION.

Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Monument Valley — mit West Mitten Butte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Monument Valley —   [ mɔnjʊmənt vælɪ], Teil des Coloradoplateaus in Arizona und Utah, USA, in der Navajoreservation. Im ariden Klima sind die horizontal lagernden und unterschiedlich widerständigen Sandsteinschichten zu bizarr geformten Felsen erodiert; zum Teil… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Monument Valley — View of Monument Valley in Utah, looking south on U.S. Route 163 from 13 miles north of the Arizona/Utah State line Monument Valley (Navajo: Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, meaning valley of the rocks) is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a… …   Wikipedia

  • Monument Valley — 36° 57′ 04″ N 109° 55′ 26″ W / 36.951168, 109.923906 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Monument Valley — El Monument Valley desde lo más bajo de la depresión. El Monument Valley (inglés: «Valle de los Monumentos») es una gran depresión situada en la frontera sur de Utah con Arizona ( …   Wikipedia Español

  • Monument Valley — Sp Pamiñklų slėnis Ap Monument Valley L Kolorado plyn., JAV (Arizona, Juta) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Monument Valley — geographical name region NE Arizona & SE Utah containing red sandstone buttes, mesas, & arches …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Monument Valley — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Monument Valley High School — Location Kayenta, Arizona, 86033 United States Information School type Public high school School district …   Wikipedia

  • Monument Valley Film Festival — Location(s) Kayenta, Arizona, USA Website http://www.monumentvalleyfilmfest.com Monument Valley Film, Blues Arts Festival is an annual film festival held in Kayenta, Arizona. Established in 2007 by filmmakers Shonie and Andee De La Rosa. They are …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.