In a long overdue genre episode, Alex and Jonathan take a journey through the western films of Hollywood’s history and talk about Stagecoach (1941), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), and Django Unchained (2012). We discuss the various themes explored in westerns over time, controversies associated with western depictions of race, and the ways that specific genres go in and out of cultural prominence over time.
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Skip to: Stagecoach (03:09), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (19:38), Django Unchained (36:56), Overall (50:49), Coming Attractions (1:00:45)
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Next time on the podcast we’ll be just scratching the surface of the extensive and lauded career of Orson Welles: