University Place

Hollywood Westerns and American Myth

Special | 56m 57s | Video has closed captioning.

Robert Pippin, Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the ways movie Westerns perpetuate an unrealistic image of life out west. Pippin focuses on John Wayne’s movies “Stagecoach,” “Red River,” and “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.”

Aired: 05/04/16

Rating: TV-G

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