12 episodes

Western film lovers Felicity Flesher and Clarence Pruitt talk Western films, old and new.

FILM FRONTIER Felicity Flesher/Clarence Pruitt

    • Film History
    • 4.8, 12 Ratings

Western film lovers Felicity Flesher and Clarence Pruitt talk Western films, old and new.

    Tombstone Rashomon and Alex Cox

    Tombstone Rashomon and Alex Cox

    On this episode we discuss Tombstone Rashomon, the newest release from Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid & Nancy). The film is another look at the Gunfight at the OK Corral (which we've covered here before), but this time filtered through Kurosawa's Rashomon. We also got to interview the insightful director, but please pardon the audio quality.
    Thanks for listening and please be sure to rate and subscribe for future episodes!

    • 48 min
    The Tall T & An Eye for An Eye

    The Tall T & An Eye for An Eye

    Take in a Western double feature of The Tall T and An Eye for An Eye, as Film Frontier covers their visit to the 2019 Lone Pine Film Festival in Lone Pine, California! Clarence and Felicity discuss these two films, both of which feature the glorious rocky landscapes of the Alabama Hills.
    First up is the classic B Western The Tall T (1957) from famed director/star pair Budd Boetticher and Randolph Scott. Join us as we take a glimpse at one shared Universe that Martin Scorsese believes in -- the Boetticher/Scott Universe. Take that, Marvel!
    Next we cover a rarer treat, An Eye for An Eye (1966), featuring Robert Lansing and Patrick Wayne alongside a villainous turn from Slim Pickens.
    Please rate, subscribe, and check out our other episodes. Also be sure to follow the show, Felicity, and Clarence on social media.

    • 39 min
    Tom Mix, featuring an interview with accompanist and historian Ben Model

    Tom Mix, featuring an interview with accompanist and historian Ben Model

    Join us as we go back to some of the earlier Westerns, two films by the great silent cowboy Tom Mix (not to mention Tony the Wonder Horse) - The Great K&A Train Robbery (1926) and Outlaws of Red River (1927). We were fortunate enough to see both at the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival, featuring gorgeous prints by the Museum of Modern Art and exciting accompaniment by Ben Model. Ben was also gracious enough to join us for an interview to provide his silent film expertise as well as a look at his unique profession.
    Please rate, subscribe, and check out our other episodes. Also be sure to follow the show, Felicity, Clarence, and Ben. Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Winchester '73

    Winchester '73

    Join us for a discussion on the classic 1950 film that changed the Western, Winchester '73, the first collaboration between star James Stewart and director Anthony Mann. Also starring Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, and some interesting cameos.
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    • 45 min
    Paint Your Wagon

    Paint Your Wagon

    Have you always wanted to go in-depth on the one and only Lerner and Loewe musical co-starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, and Jean Seberg, Paint Your Wagon (1969)? You're in luck! Join Felicity and Clarence as they debate the notorious flop and its Western legacy.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Pale Rider

    Pale Rider

    This episode we cover Pale Rider (1985), directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. We also discuss Clint's return to the genre after 9 years, the state of the '80s Western, and what happened to costar Michael Moriarty.
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

jtp527 ,

SO I WAS WATCHING JEOPARDY.....

I’m a long time Jeopardy fan. I like the knowledge aspect of it. I’m usually not interested in the contestants and I skip the interviews. But I must confess, I was intrigued by the lovely young woman with the Audrey Hepburn haircut who was on Thursday, April 2, 2020. What’s her story? So I watched her interview.

She is Felicity Flesher (not Fletcher), a screenwriter and creator of a podcast called Film Frontier (with her boyfriend, Clarence Pruitt, lucky guy) which is devoted to Western films. I’m a film historian and I’m always up for a good podcast. Here’s what I found.

The first episode arrived on November 8, 2018. As of April 2020, eleven episodes have been produced, the last from Nov 22, 2019. Because of the self quarantine I’ve listened to every one today.

The shows are are fantastic. Most episodes focus on one Western film but the discussions usually vere off into different directions. The talk is interesting, insightful, informative and intelligent. Ms. Flesher and Mr. Pruitt get their facts right and punctuate their points with audio from films, interviews from directors and stars and in one case, the Roger Ebert-Gene Siskel review of Pale Rider (1985). No surprise, they have great chemistry together. The technical quality of the production is first rate.

My favorite episode, so far, is the one about Tom Mix. What made this one special was their interview with Ben Model, a silent film composer/performer. (Note: He has his own podcast, The Silent Film Music Podcast, also highly recommended).

Because of the subject matter, this podcast has the potential to develop a large fanbase and run a long time. I certainly hope it does.

Ms. Flesher is indeed a screenwriter. Her IMDb page indicates four credits as a writer, three as a director and producer. I’ve just watched her second appearance on Jeopardy and as I write, she is a two day winner. She went into final Jeopardy in third place but she went all in on her wager (always a smart move), knew the answer and gets to come back after the teen tournament. I’m hoping she’ll use some of her winnings to produce more podcasts.

I highly recommend Film Frontier.

Mick Murchie ,

The Tall T & An Eye For An Eye

Learned about this podcast from Felicity’s Jeopardy appearance. How fun LOVE westerns and all things connected! Keep it coming!!

the real g5o ,

Interesting, thoughtful...funny.

If you like westerns, you will love this podcast.

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