Hey folks! In my ongoing effort to get this old blog of mine back up and running, I thought I would tell you about my recent guest appearance on the fantastic new podcast, Oscarwatch. Hosts Steven Buja and Alex Riviello graciously asked me to come on and talk about one of my all-time favorite movies, Clint Eastwood’s elegiac Western Unforgiven. In this episode, we discuss how the film demythologizes everything from violence to masculinity to the American West itself. It gets kind of heavy at times, but still manages to be a lot of fun throughout.
Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, depending on your point-of-view), we recorded this episode prior to Eastwood’s rather unfortunate remarks about racism and the current “pussy generation,” so we don’t delve into that topic. Nevertheless, we still cover a wide range of topics throughout the episode, and the conversation manages to be substantive and engaging.