During this episode, we discuss how John Ford uses cinematography, editing, and production design to evoke the power of memory in the family melodrama, How Green Was My Valley (1941), starring Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Donald Crisp, and Roddy McDowell. Join us as we discuss the film that beat Citizen Kane to the Best Picture Oscar.
In this episode, we're joined by teacher and film historian Ted Walch to discuss Charlie Chaplin's first feature length film, The Kid (1921), starring himself and Jackie Coogan.
In this episode, we discuss Sam Peckinpah's modernist western, The Wild Bunch (1969). Surrounding a ruthless, violent group of outlaws, starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, and Robert Ryan, The Wild Bunch redefined violence in American movies.
The Wild Bunch is currently #79 on AFI's 100 Greatest Movies of All Time.
In this episode, we're discussing the Doris Day, Rock Hudson romantic comedy, Pillow Talk (1959). This influential film's success is reflective of equal parts innovation for the genre going forward and inspiration from the screwball comedy that came before.