The genre of the western film was a staple of Hollywood cinema from the earliest days of film. It was a genre that would continue to attract audiences throughout the decades. The first film that showed that cinema could be a commercial success was a western called The Great Train Robbery. The era of John Wayne only served to further blast the Western further into the stratosphere, with Wayne personally starring in over 80 different Westerns alone. It was a genre that seemed like it would never die- until 1969 with the release of The Wild Bunch.Continue reading The Death of the Western: the 50th Anniversary of The Wild Bunch
This week we’re joined by friend of the show Jackie Trudel as we take a long and hard look at the downer Western that is Hostiles. It packs quite a punch but undercuts itself at every turn by focusing on perhaps the least important character of the story. There’s a lot here and you won’t want to miss a moment of it.
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This week we’re joined by special guest Alex Marshall-Brown – who did some key stunts for the film and managed to get some set advice from QT himself! Watch as she expertly breaks down the film. Listen as we gush over the dialog, the ultra violence! There’s a lot here, and you don’t want to miss it!