Monday, July 13, 2020

Star Wars: Episode Zero - The Searchers!

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are working backwards through film history, using STAR WARS as the starting point!

This week on EPISODE ZERO they take a trek to Monument Valley for John Ford's THE SEARCHERS, starring John Wayne and Jeffrey Hunter as cowboys searching for a lost girl in the American frontier. The film is considered one of the greatest westerns ever made, and it's easy to see why, but its legacy is conflicted and complicated, even though its influence on STAR WARS is clear.

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  1. I sometimes wonder if you guys have actually watched the movies you talk about. Darth Vader does not use the destruction of Alderaan as a negotiation tactic then destroy it to make a statement. That was Grand Moff Tarken.

    1. With Darth Vader standing right there, making no objections. He'll force choke an imperial just to make a petty statement. If he wasn't okay with Tarkin doing this it's entirely reasonable to think he would have said something.