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Ep. 335: First Blood (1982)


Nothing is over for the GenreCast as we're still talking movies and analysis. This week, in honor of the newly released Last Blood, we go back to 1982 and discuss Sly's initial run as John J. Rambo, First Blood. Cementing himself as an action icon, Stallone tied a homemade bandana around his head and went to war with a small town sheriff in an adaptation of the novel of the same name. John Rambo is a marker for masculinity and action heroes. We break open the idea of cinematic masculinity, the production of First Blood and the cycle of franchising. The topics of veterans and Vietnam pop up before moving into a discussion of police brutality. Join us as we talk all things First Blood.

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