Sunday, April 30, 2017
In this episode Pax and Michael delve back into the world of spaghetti westerns with the Lee Van Cleef vehicle, Sabata, about a supernaturally accurate gun for hire and the crazy cast of characters he meets on the job.
Also discussed: Gregory Peck in The Bravados, Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla's Zorro, and Robert Conrad and Ross Martin in The Wild Wild West.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Michael and Pax deal with the shock of realizing that Tom Gries' 100 Rifles is not the light-hearted heist movie they expected from the cast of Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, and Burt Reynolds. But before they get to that, there's some discussion of the TV show Rawhide, the comic book Brimstone, and the 1965 film Cat Ballou. Closing music for this episode by Daniel Pemberton from his score to The Man from UNCLE (2015).
Monday, April 3, 2017
Pax and Michael are once again joined by Chris Schweizer to talk about Lawrence Kasdan's 1994 historical biopic, Wyatt Earp, starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, and a literal cast of thousands. We talk a bit about the history of the movie, we talk about Costner during the mid '90s, and we also compare this movie a lot with Tombstone. It's a good, juicy discussion.
And in "Whatchoo Been Westernin'," there's a lot of Zorro talk, but also a Manifest Destiny update and Chris introduces us to Yancy Derringer.
A lot of our discussion with Chris happened outside of the shows we recorded, so we also have a mini, "Hitchin' Post" episode where we talk about a bunch of different Western movies and books.