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ON FILM - Sunhouse Arts' Work Project & the American Western Part 1


Sisters Ali and Celine Dipp have been on a mission this summer - exploring various artistic representations of the Southwest. For this week's episode, Celine Dipp switched roles and interviewed our very own Chuck Horak about the history, representation, and artistic flare of the American Western. With a discussion ranging from the beginning of the Western genre with Thomas Edison's early films to a retrospective look at some of the outdated social values of the genre, there was an immense analysis of Western cinema and its artistic effects.  Their project is set to be released this upcoming Labor Day at 2:00 p.m.

List of Recommended and Discussed Titles

- Stagecoach (1939, d. John Ford)

- Red River (1948, d. Howard Hawks)

- Hell’s Hinges (1916, d. William Ince)

- Johnny Guitar (1954, d. Nicholas Ray)

- The Tall T (1957, d. Budd Boetticher)

- Thunder Over the Plains (1953,  d. Andre de Toth)

- The Furies (1950, d. Anthony Mann)

- The Man From Laramie (1955, d. Anthony Mann)

- Man of the West (1958, d. Anthony Mann)

- Ride the High Country (1962, d. Sam Peckinpah)

- The Wild Bunch (1969, d. Sam Peckinpah)

- The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970, d. Sam Peckinpah)

- Fort Apache (1948, d. John Ford)  

- The Searchers (1956, d. John Ford)

- Meek’s Cutoff (2010, d. Kelly Reichert) 

- The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007, d. Andrew Dominik)

- Rio Bravo (1959, d. Howard Hawks)


Originally Broadcast on September 5, 2020