After the break you can find a brand spaking new FIFTH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SPECIAL episode of Travis Bickle on the Riviera, the world's only movie podcast. With your hosts Tucker Stone, Morgan Jeske and Sean Witzke.
Our previous Helloween Spooktaculars include -- our 8th episode on some of our favorite horror films; our first guest-filled extravaganza on our north star, the greatest living film director John Carpenter (suck it, Godard); our second guest-filled extravaganza bracket on every movie made by Arnold Schwarzenegger; and our third, insanely long guest-filled extravaganza in two parts: BROTHER VS BROTHER, on Ridley Scott vs Tony Scott. This year we have the one behind the cut, where we have no guests just meat and the saw.
This episode features the guest voice talent of Morgan Jeske.
The videos in this series will cover Tarantino's latest film, The Hateful Eight, as well as it's cinematic, literary, and historical precedents. Ranging from cowboy novels of the turn of the 20th century to the horror films of the 70s. The series will try to contextualize Tarantino's film in the history of the western and how the film argues that the western is a narrative that has been built on some spectacularly vile and racist ideas.
This fourth episode of the series focuses on the history of the winter western, ranging throughout the entire history of the western. Along with this subgenre, this episode covers Elmore Leonard's contributions to the western, the television western, William Witney, William Wellman, Ida Lupino, Robert Altman, Andre De Toth, Sergio Corbucci's most political film, gore-western obscurity Cut Throats Nine, two Roger Corman productions shot in the town of Deadwood, and Takashi Miike's brilliant Sukiyaki Western Django.
This is something I've wanted to do with the show for a while and it is only now possible thanks to the support of our Patreon backers. This first series will be made available to them a little early in thanks for their support. We hope to continue making videos like this and we hope you enjoy this project and you can support us at the new level to make more of these happen. Prospective topics for future series include: Suspiria, Django Unchained, Death Proof, Kathryn Bigelow, and the early films of David Cronenberg.
- Sean Witzke, October 2016
References Used in Creating This Episode
The Hateful Eight: A Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino
Cut Throats Nine (1972), dir. Jaoquin Luis Romero Marchent
Django (1966), dir. Sergio Corbucci
The Spaghetti West(2005), dir. David Gregory
Track of the Cat(1954), dir. William A Wellman
McCabe & Mrs Miller(1971), dir. Robert Altman
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970), dir. Sam Peckinpah
Day of the Outlaw (1959), dir. Andre De Toth
The Great Silence (1968), dir. Sergio Corbucci
Django Unchained (2012), dir. Quentin Tarantino
Sukiyaki Western Django (2007), dir. Takashi Miike
Joe Kidd(1972), dir. John Sturges
Pale Rider (1985), dir. Clint Eastwood
Jackie Brown (1997), dir. Quentin Tarantino
The Hateful Eight (2015), dir. Quentin Tarantino
3:10 to Yuma(1957), dir. Delmer Daves
Valdez Is Coming (1971), dir. Edwin Sherin
Hombre (1967), Martin Ritt
The Tall T (1957), dir. Budd Boetticher
The Golden Stallion (1949), dir. William Witney
The Virginian - multiple episodes
The Rebel - “Fair Game”, dir. Irvin Kershner
Ski Troop Attack(1960), dir. Roger Corman
Beast from the Haunted Cave(1959), dir. Monte Hellman
On Dangerous Ground (1951), dir. Ida Lupino, Nicholas Ray
The Searchers (1956), dir. John Ford
The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly(1966), dir. Sergio Leone
Ennio Morricone - "Spasmo #4" from Spasmo
Ennio Morricone - "Nin Nanna in Blue (movie takes suite)" from Cat O'Nine Tails
Ennio Morricone - "Immobile" from The Great Silence
Ennio Morricone - "Prima Che Volino I Corvi" from The Great Silence
Lalo Schrifin - "Lamar" from Joe Kidd
Lalo Schrifin - "Joe Kidd Opening Title" from Joe Kidd
James Horner - "The Queen" from Aliens
Riz Ortolani - "Miami" from Goodbye, Uncle Tom
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