Sep 19, 2022



Everybody knows and loves George Stevens's Shane (1953) so much that its fights and characters have become something almost liturgical. Join Mike and Dan as they talk about how what we think of as a star vehicle for Alan Ladd is actually a terrific ensemble movie and how even the film's color scheme has affected our imaginations of the West. Pale Rider, The Departed, The Bishop's Wife, Unforgiven, the swinging doors that Dan's dad installed in their basement, and the poem "To Lucasta, On Going to the Wars" all enter the conversation. The guys also explain why there will never be a Shane 2: The Return. So uproot that stump, grab your soda pop and give it a listen!

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