Episode 727: Westernmania with Marya E. Gates

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12 Responses

  1. Marko says:

    My initial reaction when seeing this episode was “Uh oh! I hope this doesn’t mean the podcast is coming to an end”.

  2. Juhani Kenttä says:

    Oh no I’m gonna be that guy but hey I’d like to add Kevin Costner’s Open Range (2003)! I seem to remember liking it a fair amount, a decent shootout finale and Tyler’s favorite actor and all. Sorry if that was mentioned at some point and I didn’t catch it.

  3. Julius says:

    Love a long episode, thanks! Hope you have Marya back on to get into spaghetti westerns, would love to hear her thoughts on Enzo Castellari and the Franco Nero Django movies.

  4. Adam says:

    Any chance you can post the list of westerns that Marya had? I would love to use it as a reference!

  5. bob says:

    did i miss it or did they not mention Pale Rider at all? So few ’80s westerns, i thought for sure it would come up (esp after teh long Shane discussion, as PR is a remake)

  6. Chris says:

    This was a great episode. Marya Gates is amazing, and I always look forward to listening to her talk about her passion for film. I had been waiting to listen to this episode for an appropriately long drive. It sounded like you were working off a shared doc listing of all the movies that Marya had seen. There were quite a few films discussed that I wanted to check out but I wasn’t able to write the titles down. Is there a way to get access to that doc? Thanks in advance.

  7. wally says:

    I don’t think you got around to mentioning ‘Hostiles’ (2017].
    It stars Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Ben Foster, Timothée Chalamet

    It’s a fine film.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      Yeah, I think “fine” is as far as I’d go. It’s definitely well-photographed and it has a stunning cast. But I think its seeming ruminations on the moral and psychic scars of the Old West are superficial and even potentially offensive.

      – David

      • wally says:

        Thanks for your response. Yep, it has a white perspective which is problematic. Superficial? no doubt. It is just a movie, though it tries to get to a deeper place, aided by its leisurely pace.

        I thought the title ‘Hostiles’ had a nice twist to it. The whites turning out to being the hostiles perhaps.

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