In this first episode of the final era in our Westerns series (1990-present) we will look at Dances with Wolves. Does Dances represent a breakthrough in Western film or just the complete breakdown of the American mind? Homework for next meeting: Last of the Mohicans.
Dr. Fleming and Stephen discuss a movie in an entirely different mode from the Man with No Name Trilogy and even High Plains Drifter and beyond: the sympathetic-to-the-Confederacy film The Outlaw Josey Wales.
In this episode Stephen and Dr Fleming agree to disagree on the good, the bad, and the ugly in perhaps Leone’s most celebrated film.