A father and son watch old classic movies and then review them. Sometimes we even sound like we know what we're talking about.
Episode 201 - Jules and Jim
"Jules and Jim" 1962 is the French film of a romantic love triangle set before, during and after World War I. Director Francois Truffaut also co-wrote and produced the film. The basis for the movie is Henri-Pierre Roché's 1953 book about his and another man's love and involvement with a free-spirited woman.
Jeanne Moreau is Catherine who resembles the statue of a woman with a splendid smile. Ms. Moreau's performance headlines the film that often has a dreamlike quality. Oskar Werner is Jules the shy writer from Austria. While Henri Serre plays Jim the more outgoing man from France. Included in the talented cast is Sabine Haudepin who plays Sabine Jules and Catherine's daughter. We hope you enjoy this award winning film.
PLEASE NOTE: Through most of this review Matt has the main character names reversed. So when he says "Jim" he means "Jules" and vice versa.
Episode 200 - Star Wars - Part 2
The George Lukas film was instrumental in launching the era of the movie blockbuster. The musical score by John Williams and the production values perfectly match the film's story.
The memorable cast is highlighted by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Darth Vader (David Prowse - voice by James Earl Jones), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), R2-D2 (Kenny Baker), Chewbacca "Chewie" (Peter Mayhew), evil Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing), Galactic Empire stormtroopers, Rebel Alliance fighters, and the Cantina in Mos Eisley with a diverse crowd of customers. Join us in this battle of good vs. evil.
Episode 200 - Star Wars - Part 1
"Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" 1977 is our podcast episode 200. We pay tribute to the movie genius of George Lucas who created the magnificent science fiction space adventures of the Star Wars films. His films changed the movie entertainment business.
Mr. Lucas spent years building the scope and beauty of these films and always pursued his dream of reaching movie screens throughout the world. The challenges were daunting and he did not waver in his belief that the films must capture the fun and excitement as seen in the "Flash Gordon" movies. Each film's story is perfectly complemented by the splendid musical score of John Williams. Please enjoy this masterpiece.
The "Special Edition" was actually released in January 1997, not 1998. I'm sure there are other gaffs in this episode! Feel free to point them out in the comments here. There was so much to discuss!
Episode 199 - Elevator to the Gallows
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"Elevator to the Gallows" 1958 is a French crime film directed by Louis Malle. The musical score by Miles Davisis improvised and creates a haunting mood that adds beautifully to the drama. The cinematography of Henri Decae is remarkable.
Jeanne Moreau is Florence Carala the wife of wealthy Simon Carala played by Jean Wall. Florence has a lover Julien Tavernier played by Maurice Ronet and together they plot the perfect crime that goes horribly wrong. Georges Poujouly as Louis and Yori Bertin as Veronique are the young couple whose aimless lives lead them down the highway to eventual disaster. The film creates a nightscape that is realistic and inhabited by a beautiful woman surrounded by out of control events.
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Episode 198 - The Mark Of Zorro
"The Mark of Zorro" is a 1940 film based on The Curse of Capistrano written in 1919 by Johnston McCulley. This film is the wrap-up in our tribute to Basil Rathbone. The film follows on the success of the 1920 silent movie "The Mark of Zorro" starring Douglas Fairbanks.
Rouben Mamoulian directed the 1940 film and it garnered an Academy Award nomination for the musical score by Alfred Newman. Leading this swashbuckler is Tyrone Power as Don Diego Vega/Zorro the hero that brings about the downfall of a dictator. Linda Darnell is Lolita Quintero who falls in love with Zorro, the evil Captain Esteban Pasquale is played by Basil Rathbone and there is a cast of excellent performers. We hope you enjoy this action packed adventure.
Episode197 - Son of Frankenstein
We continue our salute to Basil Rathbone with "Son of Frankenstein" from 1939. In this adventure Mr. Rathbone is Baron Wolf von Frankenstein who travels to the family ancestral castle. His mission is to redeem his father's reputation. Joining the Baron is his wife Baroness Elsaplayed by Josephine Hutchinson and their young son Peter played by Donnie Dunagan. Director Rowland V. Lee puts together a film that is among the best of the Universal horror movies.
Baron von Frankenstein encounters difficulties in his quest to reclaim his father's good name. Among the challenges is Bela Lugosi as Ygor who seeks revenge against the villagers who almost succeeded in hanging him. Ygor also knows the secret to controlling the Monster played by Boris Karloff. In addition, the villagers don't want the Baron around and Police Inspector Krogh played be Lionel Atwillis poking around the castle. The movie is a favorite of many people including us.
Good solid podcast
Classic Movie Reviews is a good solid podcast on classic movies. I love the back and forth and 2 generation perspective from this father/son team. I always look forward to their new episodes.
Okay, I like the show, but...
Guys, I like the show, but you did a really bad job on The Omen. You got several things wrong when discussing the movie. The first is that the jackal WAS Damien’s mother. That is what the priest was trying to tell Ambassador Thorne. Damien had a n unnatural or supernatural conception and birth. That’s also why there was the skeleton of a jackal in the grave (not a dog, but a jackal).
The second thing is that it’s Megiddo, not Megado. Also, it’s definitely a comet that “rips the sky”. Lastly, yes, the president and Ambassador Thorne were good friends. You even have Lee Remick saying as much in an earlier part of the podcast.
Anybody that has seen the films knows it’s Eeeeeegore!!!