Episode 80: Cowboy Donuts

, with special guest:

0080 Anthony MannThis week, dear listeners, we welcome back special guest star Eric Knight for an episode about Anthony Mann westerns! That’s right, we get to introduce you to the sub-genre of film noir westerns, with all their moral grey areas and Jimmy Stewartness!

If you would like to drink along, do what we did, and grab a bottle of wine with a horse and a cowboy on it. In particular, we recommend The Show Malbec, whose cowboy is presumably Argentinian.

Show notes behind the cut!

Movies mentioned:
Winchester ‘73
The Tin Star
Bend of the River
The Man from Laramie
The Furies
Devil’s Doorway
The Naked Spur
The Far Country
The Last Frontier
God’s Little Acre
Man of the West
Fall of the Roman Empire

People mentioned:
Anthony Mann
James Stewart
Alfred Hitchcock
Rock Hudson


The Cooper Theater

The Broadway cast of Newsies singing “Shut Up and Dance with Me”

A Reel Education: Noir

1 comment

  1. It’s interesting (to me, anyway) that we went through a period of cinema when the Western became the go-to setting for a lot of morality-play material. The tropes had to get established first, and then folks came along who were willing & able to use and subvert those tropes to present tougher questions about ethics & morality. Some of the more interesting movie material from my youth were a lot of those later, more serious Westerns. (The Shootist comes to mind.)

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