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149: Substantive Cinema | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance feat. Elliot Coen

When people think of the American western movie, it's usually gunfights and cowboys and bank robbers and romance and, if we're being honest, a pretty rough portrayal of nearly anyone who isn't a white man. They can be fun and exciting but they are often devoid of substance and many times can end up promoting some unhealthy perspectives. The fact that John Ford and John Wayne were two of the most prolific and influential figures in this genre makes their work in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance that much more interesting. Rather than being a simplistic tale of a strong, quiet man with a gun saving the day, the movie is far murkier than that and actually examines the legacy of that type of story as well as the American myth in general. Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Lee Marvin, and Vera Miles star in this subversive and deeply American tale of violence, deception, passion, disillusionment, and hope and whether or not you're a fan of the western genre, there's quite a lot here to consider and discuss. Which is why we are very excited to welcome Elliot Coen from the Boutique Blu-rays YT channel to the show! He's well versed in the genre and brings a wonderful perspective to it. We hope you enjoy and if you do, be sure to share the show with your friends who would appreciate it! **The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is currently streaming on Prime Video in the US** Previous Substantive Cinema Shows Shoutouts: Kubrick: An Odyssey Universal monster movies Dune & Dune: Part Two Nightmare(s in a Damaged Brain) Peeping Tom Follow Elliot: YouTube Channel Instagram Follow Us: ⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube Channel⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Share Your Questions/Suggestions/Feedback With Us: Email: DM on Instagram Support Us: Support the show with an individual donation on CashApp to $TheSubstancePod or become a monthly Patreon supporter at --- Support this podcast:

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