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Sunrise (1927) w/ special guest Raquel Stecher

In this episode we welcome back Raquel Stecher to the show to discuss F.W. Murnau's Sunrise (1927), starring George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor, and dig deep into what makes this film such a masterpiece of visual storytelling.  

Sunrise is currently #82 on AFI's 100 Greatest Movies of All Time.

Timestamps:

Opening Credits: 2:08

Feature Presentation: 6:06

Final Credits: 51:56

The Thing (1982) Ep. 64

In this episode, as picked by our Patreon community, we're discussing John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), starring Kurt Russell.  

 

Timestamps:

Opening Credits: 2:22

Feature Presentation: 6:57

Buzz from the Backlot: 21:49

Final Credits: 25:59

Chinatown (1974) Ep. 63 w/ special guest Ted Walch

In this episode we're joined again by Ted Walch to discuss Roman Polanski's neo-noir mystery, Chinatown (1974), starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston.

Chinatown is currently #21 on AFI's 100 Greatest Movies of All Time.

Timestamps:

Opening Credits: 1:36

Feature Presentation: 6:53

End Credits: 54:34

12 Angry Men (1957) Ep. 62 w/ special guest Aaron Tracy

In this episode we welcome screenwriter, professor, and podcaster Aaron Tracy to the show to discuss Sidney Lumet's 12 Angry Men (1957), starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb.

Check out Aaron's podcast: To Live and Dialogue in LA.

Timestamps:

Opening Credits: 1:38

Feature Presentation: 8:30

Ending Credits:1:01:28

Meet John Doe (1941) Ep. 61 w/ special guest Victoria Riskin

In this episode we're joined by Victoria Riskin, daughter of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, and author of a new book titled after her parents.  Max and Victoria discuss one of her father's most inspiring and cautionary films, Meet John Doe (1941), starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.

Buy Victoria Riskin's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Fay-Wray-Robert-Riskin-Hollywood/dp/1524747289

Or at any fine bookseller!

Timestamps:

Opening Credits: 1:43

Feature Presentation: 5:56

End Credits: 47:50