1 hr 37 min

102. Casablanca Load Bearing Beams

    • TV & Film

We head back to good old Hollywood, USA: Golden Era for a look at one of the most beloved American films of all time, 1942's Casablanca. 
You hear this all the time about old, black-and-white movies, but this thing feels incredibly modern, and with much to say about the world of 2024. We discuss our personal histories with it, Matt's story of getting into classiv movies after watching it for the first time as a teenager, what audiences would have understood watching the movie in the 1940s that we might not understand now, and, of course, that beautiful friendship between that scoundrel Rick Blaine and that scamp Louis Renault. 
Next week: It's a Listener's Choice selection of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)! 
Watch this episode in full on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Cu55CX78ga8?si=g2frpAKZeH5xf_nj
 
Time stamps:
00:11:35 — Our personal histories with Casablanca
00:28:01 — History segment: The Second World War, Vichy France, and American neutrality in the early 1940s; the development and production of Casablanca 
00:43:33 — In-depth movie discussion
01:33:41 — Final thoughts and star ratings
 
Source: Inside Warner Bros. (1935-1951) by Rudy Behlmer
 
Artwork by Laci Roth. 
Music by Rural Route Nine. Listen to their album The Joy of Averages on Spotify (https://bit.ly/48WBtUa), Apple Music (https://bit.ly/3Q6kOVC), or YouTube (https://bit.ly/3MbU6tC). 
 
Songs by Rural Route Nine in this episode: 
“Winston-Salem” - https://youtu.be/-acMutUf8IM
“Snake Drama” - https://youtu.be/xrzz8_2Mqkg
“The Bible Towers of Bluebonnet” - https://youtu.be/k7wlxTGGEIQ

We head back to good old Hollywood, USA: Golden Era for a look at one of the most beloved American films of all time, 1942's Casablanca. 
You hear this all the time about old, black-and-white movies, but this thing feels incredibly modern, and with much to say about the world of 2024. We discuss our personal histories with it, Matt's story of getting into classiv movies after watching it for the first time as a teenager, what audiences would have understood watching the movie in the 1940s that we might not understand now, and, of course, that beautiful friendship between that scoundrel Rick Blaine and that scamp Louis Renault. 
Next week: It's a Listener's Choice selection of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)! 
Watch this episode in full on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Cu55CX78ga8?si=g2frpAKZeH5xf_nj
 
Time stamps:
00:11:35 — Our personal histories with Casablanca
00:28:01 — History segment: The Second World War, Vichy France, and American neutrality in the early 1940s; the development and production of Casablanca 
00:43:33 — In-depth movie discussion
01:33:41 — Final thoughts and star ratings
 
Source: Inside Warner Bros. (1935-1951) by Rudy Behlmer
 
Artwork by Laci Roth. 
Music by Rural Route Nine. Listen to their album The Joy of Averages on Spotify (https://bit.ly/48WBtUa), Apple Music (https://bit.ly/3Q6kOVC), or YouTube (https://bit.ly/3MbU6tC). 
 
Songs by Rural Route Nine in this episode: 
“Winston-Salem” - https://youtu.be/-acMutUf8IM
“Snake Drama” - https://youtu.be/xrzz8_2Mqkg
“The Bible Towers of Bluebonnet” - https://youtu.be/k7wlxTGGEIQ

1 hr 37 min

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