We're excited to talk about Marlon Brando's one and only directorial effort, the 1961 western One-Eyed Jacks, starring Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer, Katy Jurado, Ben Johnson, and Slim Pickens. A notorious production behind the scenes, we delve into its connections to Rod Serling, Sam Peckinpah, Stanley Kubrick, and how it may be the bridge between the Traditional Western and the Spaghetti Western.
If you want to check out this film, we recommend the Criterion Collection (US) / Arrow Video (UK) release, a 4K restoration by Universal Pictures and The Film Foundation, supervised by Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. And if you'd like to learn even more, be sure to check out Toby Roan's book A Million Feet of Film: The Making of One-Eyed Jacks.
Just how does counterculture icon Peter Fonda follow up his groundbreaking classic, Easy Rider? By making his feature directorial debut with an artsy, feminist Western of course! On this Film Frontier, we discuss 1971's The Hired Hand starring Fonda and the fantastic Warren Oates and Verna Bloom. Listen in for connections to the New Hollywood film movement, Henry and Jane Fonda, and more!
On this episode we discuss Tombstone Rashomon, the newest release from Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid & Nancy). The film is another look at the Gunfight at the OK Corral (which we've covered here before), but this time filtered through Kurosawa's Rashomon. We also got to interview the insightful director, but please pardon the audio quality.
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Take in a Western double feature of The Tall T and An Eye for An Eye, as Film Frontier covers their visit to the 2019 Lone Pine Film Festival in Lone Pine, California! Clarence and Felicity discuss these two films, both of which feature the glorious rocky landscapes of the Alabama Hills.
First up is the classic B Western The Tall T (1957) from famed director/star pair Budd Boetticher and Randolph Scott. Join us as we take a glimpse at one shared Universe that Martin Scorsese believes in -- the Boetticher/Scott Universe. Take that, Marvel!
Next we cover a rarer treat, An Eye for An Eye (1966), featuring Robert Lansing and Patrick Wayne alongside a villainous turn from Slim Pickens.
Join us as we go back to some of the earlier Westerns, two films by the great silent cowboy Tom Mix (not to mention Tony the Wonder Horse) - The Great K&A Train Robbery (1926) and Outlaws of Red River (1927). We were fortunate enough to see both at the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival, featuring gorgeous prints by the Museum of Modern Art and exciting accompaniment by Ben Model. Ben was also gracious enough to join us for an interview to provide his silent film expertise as well as a look at his unique profession.
Join us for a discussion on the classic 1950 film that changed the Western, Winchester '73, the first collaboration between star James Stewart and director Anthony Mann. Also starring Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, and some interesting cameos.
Have you always wanted to go in-depth on the one and only Lerner and Loewe musical co-starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, and Jean Seberg, Paint Your Wagon (1969)? You're in luck! Join Felicity and Clarence as they debate the notorious flop and its Western legacy.
This episode we cover Pale Rider (1985), directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. We also discuss Clint's return to the genre after 9 years, the state of the '80s Western, and what happened to costar Michael Moriarty.
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This week we tackle Django, the 1966 Italian Western, directed by Sergio Corbucci and discuss its star, Franco Nero, as well as the Spaghetti Western subgenre as a whole, and the film's connection to Django Unchained (2012).
This episode we discuss the new release The Sisters Brothers (2018), starring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix, based on the best-selling novel by Patrick DeWitt. Since it's still so new, we want to emphasize that there are SPOILERS!!!
To follow up on last episode's look at the historic Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, we dive into the fan-favorite Tombstone from 1993, starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer as Wyatt and Doc.
On our inaugural episode of Film Frontier, we discuss the 1957 film Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, directed by John Sturges, starring film greats Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.