Friday, August 17, 2007

tune in tomorrow...

Well kiddies, tomorrow is another Saturday, and that means it will be time for our favorite show: The Shelf on the Air! If you listened in last week, then you will remember that we discussed Westerns. Specifically, 20 influencial Westerns of the 20th Century. We covered the first ten, so tomorrow we'll discuss the last ten, from the 1950s through the 1990s. I promised to put up our list before the show, so here we go:

The Iron Horse (1924)
Stagecoach (1939)
The Ox Bow Incident (1942)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Red River (1948)
Fort Apache (1948)
High Noon (1952)
Shane (1953)
The Man From Laramie (1955)
The Searchers (1956)
7 Men From Now (1956)
Rio Bravo (1959)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Dances With Wolves (1990)
Tombstone (1993)

Now remember - these are films that we consider influencial in the genre. Whether that means on other directors, or moving the genre in new directions, technical aspects, etc. If this were a list of our favorites, it would be a different list. And we understand this might be debatable. In fact, you might have a film or two that you think should be on the list. Well, that's the point. We wnat you to join the conversation. So call in tomorrow and talk with us. Give us your opinion. We are going to add 5 other films to the list for a final post that will appear here next week. We want callers to give us their suggestions and reasons. If you want to do so by email - send us an email. And you can leave your own suggestion in the comments section of this post. And next week we'll have a final list of 25 Influencial Westerns of the 20th Century. Also on tomorrow's show- a Shelf on the Air exclusive: a review of one of the new Elvis Deluxe Edition DVDs that came out last week.

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