The Western, Creating the Myth for Film and Television
When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. In "Creating the Myth for Film and Television" Charlie LeSueur takes you behind the scenes of how Hollywood has treated western heroes such as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Billy the Kid and much more. He'll also explore the way filmmakers use the western genre to get their opinions across on current foreign and domestic affairs by using the past to tell the story. As director Sam Peckinpah acknowledged: "The Western is a universal frame within which it's possible to comment on today." In this first edition of the Short Shots series, Charlie presents a concise and comprehensive view of how America and its filmmakers view the western film genre.