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Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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Mike Zolkoski
Scott Elfstrom
Sean McIver

#48: Great Texas Movies

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From the earliest days of film to the big budget blockbusters and home-grown auteurs of modern cinema, Texas has played a long and critical role in the history of film-making. This week we look at some of the great films and film stars of Texas.

Before we begin… Who’s your favorite Texas celebrity family?

  • A really neat conversation in Texas Monthly from a few years ago between some Texas film critics, filmmakers, and industry professionals, ranking the top 10 Texas Movies of all time.

  • Since 1971, the Texas Film Commission has supported the media industry, promoting Texas as an ideal place to bring film and television projects.

  • The Texas Archive of the Moving Image is a non-profit organization working to discover, preserve, provide access to, and educate the community about Texas’ film heritage. Check out their growing film archive for some fantastic rarities.

  • The Alamo Drafthouse chain of cinemas has also founded an Austin-based distribution company to promote “provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world”. Check out an Alamo Drafthouse near you!

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