Nov 21, 2016
Finally, to Jesse's great happiness, we have recorded our western-themed podcast! A not so brief overview of the western film genre and its progression toward greater self-criticism leads us to a discussion of post-western film and television, specifically Westworld, HBO's scifi-western mash-up. Among the things brought up: the western as a closed genre, structure in Westworld, questions about nature itself in the Revenant, resistance to the prevailing criticism surrounding Westworld, and a small helping of the bravura novel Blood Meridian. As usual, we did not cover everything we wanted, which we will blame on the beer, but the conversation, we hope, is entertaining. Subscribe on ITunes or we'll shoot you right off that deer's ass.