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GTGC - #173 - Django (1966)

25Apr

Saddle up, Dear Listener! This week, our wonderful Patrons have had their voice be heard, and Patron Austin Lucari has used his Patreon Reward to force the GTGC gang to watch the 1966 Spaghetti Western, Django.Thank you Austin for your contributions and we hope that you and all of our Dear Listeners enjoy this very special episode. 

This week, we build up an appetite playing our game. In honor of the Spaghetti Western, we talk about what foods we like to pair with our favorite movies. It gets delicious, unless Alex is in the kitchen. We then round up the usual varmints and kick off our analysis. Caleb gets the ball rolling, reading Django through the lens of a social commentary as he looks at the film as an analogy for what was going on during the cold war. He and Dalton connect the film to Dr. Strangelove and Fail Safe. Alex then takes over and leads a discussion of the intertextual influence of Django on other movies, particularly in the works of Quentin Tarantino. Dalton goes next to remind us about the history of the Western genre, and how that shifts by the 60s. He continues his genre reading as he highlights how the Hero moved from white to shades of grey. Dustin wrangles the hosts in to bring this cattle run home. He talks about the ideology present in Django, and how the film highlights misogyny, racism, classicism, and then turns a blinding light on how bad these ideals are. 

And there you have it Dear Listener. We've made it back to the ranch and got the horses up for the night. So now, we prepare for tomorrow's ride. Are you ready for the trail? If not, get your horse fed, grab your saddle, and then hit that play button. 

Django Timestamps

00:38 - Welcome and Intros 
02:46 - Synopsis and Reviews
14;47 - The Game: Food and Movies
21:21 - Analysis
43:29 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
48:28 - Social Media
49:37 - Wrap up and announce next week's film
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