In this episode we welcome Myke Emal from the CineMusts Podcast to help breakdown the historical context and artistic excellence of The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, and Angela Lansbury, this is a timeless political thriller, filled with paranoia and deception.
In this episode we discuss Howard Hawks's Red River (1948), starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift, and dissect the evolution of the male persona in postwar America, as well as a subverting of western genre myths.
In this episode we discuss Billy Wilder's infamous, Sunset Boulevard (1950), starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden, and breakdown Wilder's scathing criticism of Hollywood.
Sunset Boulevard is currently #12 on AFI's 100 Greatest Movies of All Time.
In this episode, we break down the swashbuckling adventure, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, and Claude Rains. We discuss how director Michael Curtiz enhanced the excitement and tension of the film thanks to dynamic editing techniques that would influence Hollywood action movies for generations.