Out of Frame

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Video essays that explore the intersection of art, culture, and big ideas written & produced by FEE's Director of Media, Sean W. Malone.

January 2, 2020

The Mandalorian on Disney+ is built on a ton of classic Western movie tropes. Mando is frequently seen as the lone rider who comes to town, discovers a problem and solves it by being a superior gunslinger—like Clint Eastwood in A Fistful of Dollars. And that's what most of us think about when we imagine the "Wild West", but are those tropes even real? Was the old West as "wild" as we think? Find out in this first edition of Out of Frame Shorts.


CREDITS:

Produced by Sean W. Malone

Written by Sean W. Malone, Paul Nelson, and Jen Maffessanti

Edited by Paul Nelson & Sean W. Malone

LINKS:

https://fee.org/articles/the-little-known-history-of-the-wild-west-is-the-ultimate-mandalorian-easter-egg/

https://mises.org/library/not-so-wild-wild-west

https://history.howstuffworks.com/american-history/ridiculous-history-the-wild-wild-west-was-really-the-mild-mild-west.htm

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/24100888_Raid_or_Trade_An_Economic_Model_of_Indian-White_Relations