Howdy partners, it’s been a while since we last met up on our Western trail. Why not saddle up again and join Jeff The Kid, Itchy Trigger Finger Graham and Snake Eyes Neil? We are going to ride along and jaw about The Outlaw Josey Wales.
Clint Eastwood has made some great Westerns, with The Outlaw Josey Wales arguably being his greatest (and trust us, Graham does try to argue the case for another Eastwood Western). For those that don’t know it, the film is set mainly in the immediate years after the end of the American Civil War.
It is a story which starts with revenge, however ultimately is about reconciliation and redemption. We look at three aspects of that – within the film itself, the time period the film was made and now. Which is fascinating when you consider the source material came from a member of the Ku Klux Klan!
As well as looking at the themes of the movie, we talk about its production. This includes explaining why the original director was fired and the far reaching implications of that move for the whole American film industry.
As an added bonus, listeners are treated to Graham’s impression of a character from Deliverance! You don’t get that level of entertainment just anywhere – you have to come to At The Flicks for it!
So, stop being a hifer (yes Neil that means you) and ride along for this rip roaring adventure. We enjoyed making it and hope you enjoying listening to it.
Let us know and we may let you ride the trail with us for future episodes of Rustlers’ Roundup.
See you next time amigos, in the meantime, stay safe.
Trailers & Clips
The Outlaw Josey Wales
A bit of ferry business
Below is a list of all the films and TV Shows referenced in this Podcast.
- Apocalypse Now
- Driving Miss Daisy
- First Blood
- One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
- Soldier Blue
- The Enforcer
- The Gauntlet
- The Outlaw Josey Wales
- The Return Of Josey Wales
- The Right Stuff
- Thunderbolt And Lightfoot
- True Grit (1969)