"It wasn't always going to be about the decline of the mythology of the West, but we just kept gravitating over and over to those films...and we ended up with a beautiful package of films," Loffelmacher says. "By the time we get to The Professionals, we're really looking at Hollywood admitting it's all an invented thing."
Ox-bow, the 1943 Henry Fonda vehicle that was held back by the studio for three years because of its tendency to shoot down the Old West mythology of most Westerns of the day, screens tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the B2 Conference Center of the Central Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway. The free film series continues weekly on Tuesdays through the end of May; for information, go to www.denverlibrary.org/fresh or call 720-865-1206.
Tue., April 29, 2008