Out of Frame
About this show
Video essays that explore the intersection of art, culture, and big ideas written & produced by FEE's Director of Media, Sean W. Malone.
The Mandalorian and the Real Wild West
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.
Produced by Sean W. Malone
Written by Sean W. Malone, Paul Nelson, and Jen Maffessanti
Edited by Paul Nelson & Sean W. Malone