Anyone seen Erroll Flynn's film 'The Santa Fe Trail' (1930-ish)? I watched last night and was gobsmacked by it's biggoted views. I know it's only a product of its times BUT...bloody hell. Those who have seen it may understand what I mean considering the Confederates are presented as noble and virtous while John Brown and the abolitionist are seen as a religious fanatics. One could even argue that Browns insane appearance is an extreme take of Lincolns.I don't even know where to begin with how African American's are shown. It's hard to explain unless you've seen it. Just curious as to what other people had to say about it. It really does give 'Birth of a Nation' a run for its money. No jokes. To a certain extent I'm wondering whether it's really the first revisionist Western.Any thoughts?
Btw, nearly finished my undergrad dissertation on the political content of Leone's 'A Fistfl of Dynamite' and Damiani's 'A Bullet for the General'. Will post it online if anyone's interested in a browse?