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November 27, 2020: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Setsuko Hara – Part 10 : BIRTH OF JAPAN AKA THREE TREASURES (1959) & THE 47 RONIN (1962)

December 4, 2020:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Fox Film Corporation – 1934: MUSIC IN THE AIR (dir. Joe May) and JUDGE PRIEST (dir. John Ford) 

December 11, 2020: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Clara Bow – Part 1:  DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS (1922) & BLACK OXEN (1923)

December 18, 2020: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – RKO – 1934: THE LITTLE MINISTER (dir. Richard Wallace) and SPITFIRE (dir. John Cromwell)

December 25, 2020:  Christmas Special Subject – THE LADY IN THE LAKE (1947) & D.O.A. (1988)

January 1, 2021: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Clara Bow – Part 2:  HELEN’S BABIES (1924) & CAPITAL PUNISHMENT (1925)

January 8, 2021: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Universal – 1934: BLACK CAT (dir. Edgar G. Ulmer) and ONE MORE RIVER (dir. James Whale)

January 15, 2021: Special Subject – Imitations of Life – IMITATION OF LIFE (1934 – dir. John M. Stahl), IMITATION OF LIFE (1959 – dir. Douglas Sirk) and Imitation of Life (novel by Fannie Hurst) 

January 22, 2021: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Paramount – 1935: PRIVATE WORLDS (dir. Gregory LaCava) & PETER IBBETSON (dir. Henry Hathaway)

January 29, 2021: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Clara Bow – Part 3: THE PRIMROSE PATH (1925) & FREE TO LOVE (1925)

February 5, 2021: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – MGM – 1935: DAVID COPPERFIELD (dir. George Cukor) & TALE OF TWO CITIES (dir. Jack Conway)

February 12, 2021:  Special Subject – A Very Cassavetes Valentine’s Day – MINNIE AND MOSKOWITZ (1971) & LOVE STREAMS (1984)

February 19, 2021: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Clara Bow – Part 4: THE PLASTIC AGE (1925) & MY LADY OF WHIMS (1925)

February 26, 2021: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Warner Brothers – 1935: LIVING ON VELVET (dir. Frank Borzage) & STRANDED (dir. Frank Borzage)

March 5, 2021:  Acteurist oeuvre-view – Clara Bow – Part 5: DANCING MOTHERS (1926) & MANTRAP (1926)

March 12, 2021:   Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Fox Film Corporation/20th Century Fox – 1935: ONE MORE SPRING (dir. Henry King) & STEAMBOAT ‘ROUND THE BEND (dir. John Ford)

March 19, 2021:   Special Subject – Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire, Part One– THE GAY DVORCEE (1934), TOP HAT (1935), ROBERTA (1935) & SWING TIME (1936)

March 26, 2021:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – RKO – 1935: CHASING YESTERDAY (dir. George Nicholls Jr.) & BREAK OF HEARTS (dir. Philip Moeller)

April 2, 2021: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Clara Bow – Part 6: KID BOOTS (1926) & IT (1927)

April 9, 2021:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Universal – 1935: NIGHT LIFE OF THE GODS (dir. Lowell Sherman) & REMEMBER LAST NIGHT? (dir. James Whale)

April 16, 2021:  Special Subject – Produced By Joan Harrison, Part 1: PHANTOM LADY (1944), THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF UNCLE HARRY (1945), NOCTURNE (1946), THEY WON’T BELIEVE ME (1947)

April 23, 2021:  Acteurist oeuvre-view – Clara Bow – Part 7: CHILDREN OF DIVORCE (1927) & WINGS (1927)

April 30, 2021:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Paramount – 1936: THE GENERAL DIED AT DAWN (dir. Lewis Milestone) & THE PLAINSMAN (dir. Cecil DeMille)

May 7, 2021:   Acteurist oeuvre-view – Clara Bow – Part 8: HULA (1927) & GET YOUR MAN (1927)

May 14, 2021:  Special Subject – Eagle-Lion – I SEE A DARK STRANGER (1947), THE OCTOBER MAN (1948), WATERLOO ROAD (1948), THE BLUE LAMP (1950)

May 21, 2021:  Acteurist oeuvre-view – Clara Bow – Part 9: THE WILD PARTY (1928) & DANGEROUS CURVES (1929)

May 28, 2021:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – MGM – 1936: WIFE VS SECRETARY (dir. Clarence Brown) & LIBELED LADY (dir. Jack Conway)

June 4, 2021:   Acteurist oeuvre-view – Clara Bow – Part 10: SATURDAY NIGHT KID (1929) & TRUE TO THE NAVY (1930)

June 11, 2021:  Special Subject – The Tarkovskian Reflector – MIRROR (1975) & NOSTALGHIA (1983)

June 18, 2021:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Warner Brothers – 1936: THE PETRIFIED FOREST (dir. Archie Mayo) & THREE MEN ON A HORSE (dir. Mervyn Leroy)

June 25, 2021:  Acteurist oeuvre-view – Clara Bow – Part 11: LOVE AMONG THE MILLIONAIRES (1930) & NO LIMIT (1931)

July 2, 2021:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – 20th Century Fox – 1936: THE COUNTRY DOCTOR (dir. Henry King) & RAMONA (dir. Henry King)

July 9, 2021:  Acteurist oeuvre-view – Clara Bow – Part 12: CALL HER SAVAGE (1932) & HOOPLA (1933)

July 16, 2021:  Acteur/Auteur Special Subject– Max Ophuls & Edwige Feuillère – SANS LENDEMAIN (1940) & SARAJEVO (1940)

July 23, 2021:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – RKO – 1936: A WOMAN REBELS (dir. Mark Sandrich) & MAKE WAY FOR A LADY (dir. David Burton)

July 30, 2021:  Acteurist oeuvre-view – Margaret Sullavan – Part 1: ONLY YESTERDAY (1933) & LITTLE MAN, WHAT NOW? (1934)

August 6, 2021:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Universal – 1936: SHOWBOAT (dir. James Whale) & THREE SMART GIRLS (dir. Henry Koster)

August 13, 2021:  Special Subject – The Radical Renoir – LES BAS-FONDS (1935), LE CRIME DE M. LANGE (1936), & LA MARSEILLAISE (1937)

August 20, 2021: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Margaret Sullavan – Part 2: THE GOOD FAIRY (1935) & SO RED THE ROSE (1935)

August 27, 2021:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Paramount – 1937: SWING HIGH, SWING LOW (dir. Mitchell Leisen) & TRUE CONFESSION (dir. Wesley Ruggles)

September 3, 2021: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Margaret Sullavan – Part 3: NEXT TIME WE LOVE (1936) & THE MOON’S OUR HOME (1936)

September 10, 2021:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – MGM – 1937: CONQUEST (dir. Clarence Brown) & PARNELL (dir. John M. Stahl)

September 17, 2021: Special Subject – Marcel Carné & Jacques Prévert, Part 1 – JENNY (1936), QUAI DES BRUMES (1938), HOTEL DU NORD (1938), and LE JOUR SE LÈVE (1939)

September 24, 2021:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Warner Brothers – 1937: CONFESSION (dir. Joe May) & STOLEN HOLIDAY (dir. Michael Curtiz)

October 1, 2021:  Acteurist oeuvre-view – Margaret Sullavan – Part 4: THREE COMRADES (1938) & SHOPWORN ANGEL (1938)

October 8, 2021: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – 20th Century Fox – 1937: CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OLYMPICS (dir. H. Bruce Humberstone) & WAKE UP AND LIVE (dir. Sidney Lanfield)

October 15, 2021: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Margaret Sullavan – Part 5: SHINING HOUR (1938) & SHOP AROUND THE CORNER (1940)

October 22, 2021: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – RKO – 1937: STAGE DOOR (dir. Gregory LaCava) & QUALITY STREET (dir. George Stevens)

October 29, 2021:  Special Subject – Halloween with Bergman – THE SILENCE (1963) & CRIES AND WHISPERS (1972)

November 5, 2021:  Acteurist oeuvre-view – Margaret Sullavan – Part 6: MORTAL STORM (1940) & BACK STREET (1941)

November 12, 2021: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Universal – 1937: THE ROAD BACK (James Whale) & ONE HUNDRED MEN AND A GIRL (dir. Henry Koster)

November 19, 2021: Noirvember Special Subject – Anthony Mann noirs – T-MEN (1947), RAILROADED! (1947), RAW DEAL (1948) and SIDE STREET (1950)

November 26, 2021: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Paramount – 1938: IF I WERE KING (dir. Frank Lloyd) and THE BUCCANEER (dir. Cecil B. DeMille)

December 3, 2021: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Margaret Sullavan – Part 7: SO ENDS OUR NIGHT (1941) & APPOINTMENT FOR LOVE (1941)

December 10, 2021:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – MGM – 1938: TEST PILOT (dir. Victor Fleming) & TOO HOT TO HANDLE (dir. Jack Conway)

December 17, 2021: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Margaret Sullavan – Part 8: CRY HAVOC (1943) & NO SAD SONGS FOR ME (1950)

December 24, 2021: Christmas Special Subject – ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (1955) & CAROL (2015)

December 31, 2021:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Warner Brothers – 1938: THE SISTERS (dir. Anatole Litvak) and DAWN PATROL (dir. Edmund Goulding)

January 7, 2022: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Daniel Day-Lewis – Part 1: MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (1985) & A ROOM WITH A VIEW (1985)

January 14, 2022: Special Subject – Anna Magnani Sampler, Part 1: ROME OPEN CITY (1945), VOLCANO (1950), BELLISSIMA (1951) & THE GOLDEN COACH (1953)

January 21, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – 20th Century Fox – 1938: SUEZ (dir. Allan Dwan) & IN OLD CHICAGO (dir. Henry King)

January 28, 2022: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Daniel Day-Lewis – Part 2: NANOU (1986) & THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING (1988)

February 4, 2022:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – RKO – 1938: VIVACIOUS LADY (dir. George Stevens) & HAVING WONDERFUL TIME (dir. Alfred Santell)

February 11, 2022: Special Subject – With Love From Leos Carax – BOY MEETS GIRL (1984) & LES AMANTS DU PONT-NEUF (1991)

February 18, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Universal – 1938: THE RAGE OF PARIS (dir. Henry Koster) & A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION (dir. John M. Stahl)

February 25, 2022:  Acteurist oeuvre-view – Daniel Day-Lewis – Part 3: STARS AND BARS (1988) & MY LEFT FOOT (1989)

March 3, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Paramount – 1939: CAFÉ SOCIETY (dir. Edward H. Griffith) and DISPUTED PASSAGE (dir: Frank Borzage) 

March 10, 2022: March Special Subject – Henry James Book Club – THE HEIRESS (1949) & THE INNOCENTS (1961) + reading Washington Square (1880) and The Turn of the Screw (1898)

March 17, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – MGM – 1939: BABES IN ARMS (dir. Busby Berkeley) and REMEMBER? (dir. Norman Z. McLeod)

March 24, 2022: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Daniel Day-Lewis – Part 4: EVERSMILE, NEW JERSEY (1989) & THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (1992)

March 31, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Warner Brothers – 1939: THE ROARING TWENTIES (dir: Raoul Walsh) and DUST BE MY DESTINY (dir. Lewis Seiler)

April 7, 2022: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Daniel Day-Lewis – Part 5: THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (1993) & IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER (1993)

April 14, 2022:   Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – 20th Century Fox – 1939: YOUNG MR. LINCOLN (dir. John Ford) and DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK (dir. John Ford) 

April 21, 2022:   April Special Subject – Sex, Satire and American Culture – ARTISTS AND MODELS (1955) & KISS ME, STUPID (1964)

April 28, 2022:   Acteurist oeuvre-view – Daniel Day-Lewis – Part 6: THE CRUCIBLE (1996) & THE BOXER (1997)

May 6, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – RKO – 1939:  THE GREAT MAN VOTES (dir. Garson Kanin) and BACHELOR MOTHER (dir. Garson Kanin)

May 13, 2022:    Acteurist oeuvre-view – Daniel Day-Lewis – Part 7: GANGS OF NEW YORK (2002) & THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007)

May 20: 2022:    Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Universal – 1939: WHEN TOMORROW COMES (dir. John M. Stahl) and THE HOUSE OF FEAR (dir. Joe May) 

May 27, 2022:    May Special Subject – Jacques Becker Sampler: ANTOINE ET ANTOINETTE (1947); CASQUE D’OR (1950) and TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI (1954)

June 3, 2022:      Acteurist oeuvre-view – Daniel Day-Lewis – Part 8: NINE (2009) & LINCOLN (2012)

June 10, 2022:    Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Paramount – 1940: THE GREAT MCGINTY (dir. Preston Sturges) and THE WAY OF ALL FLESH (dir. Lewis King)

June 17, 2022:    Acteurist oeuvre-view – Jean Arthur – Part 1 – WHIRLPOOL (1934) and THE MOST PRECIOUS THING IN LIFE (1934)

June 24, 2022: June Special Subject – Silent Dreyer Sampler – MICHAEL (1924) & MASTER OF THE HOUSE (1925)

July 1, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – MGM – 1940: STRANGE CARGO (dir. Frank Borzage) and NORTHWEST PASSAGE (dir. King Vidor)

July 8, 2022:        Acteurist oeuvre-view – Jean Arthur – Part 2: THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING (1935) and PARTY WIRE (1935)

July 15, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Warner Brothers – 1940: ALL THIS AND HEAVEN TOO (dir. Anatole Litvak) and THE LETTER (dir. William Wyler)

July 22, 2022: July Special Subject – Duels in Max Ophuls – LIBELEI (1934); LETTER FROM AN UNKOWN WOMAN (1948); and THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE… (1953)       

July 29, 2022: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Jean Arthur – Part 3: PUBLIC HERO NO. 1 (1935) and DIAMOND JIM (1935)

August 5, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – 20th Century Fox – 1940: BRIGHAM YOUNG (dir. Henry Hathaway) and JOHNNY APOLLO (dir. Henry Hathaway)

August 12, 2022: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Jean Arthur – Part 4: THE PUBLIC MENACE (1935) and IF YOU COULD ONLY COOK (1935)

August 19, 2022: August Special Subject – German Sirk Sampler – Part One – THE GIRL FROM THE MARSH CROFT (1935) & PILLARS OF SOCIETY (1936)

August 26, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – RKO – 1940: ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS (dir. John Cromwell) and A BILL OF DIVORCEMENT (dir. John Farrow)

September 2, 2022: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Jean Arthur – Part 5: THE EX-MRS. BRADFORD (1936) and ADVENTURE IN MANHATTAN (1936)

September 9, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Universal – 1940: THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES (dir. Joe May) and THE INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS (dir. Joe May)

September 16, 2022: September Special Subject – German Sirk Sampler – Part One – THE FINAL CHORD (1936) & CHEATED BY THE WIND (1937)

September 23, 2022: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Jean Arthur – Part 6: MORE THAN A SECRETARY (1936) and HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT (1937)

September 30, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Paramount – 1941: THE LADY EVE (dir. Preston Sturges) and REACHING FOR THE SUN (WILLIAM A. WELLMAN)

October 7, 2022: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Jean Arthur – Part 7: EASY LIVING (1937) and YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU (1938)

October 14, 2022:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – MGM – 1941: A WOMAN’S FACE (dir. George Cukor) and THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN (dir. Norman Z. McLeod)

October 21, 2022: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Jean Arthur – Part 8: ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939) and MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)

October 28, 2022: Halloween Special Subject – The Haunted Mizoguchi – UGETSU (1953) and SANSHO THE BAILIFF (1954)

November 4, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Warner Brothers – 1941: THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE (dir. Raoul Walsh) and MANPOWER (dir. Raoul Walsh)

November 11, 2022: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Jean Arthur – Part 9: TOO MANY HUSANDS (1940) and ARIZONA (1940)

November 18, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – 20th Century Fox – 1941:  I WAKE UP SCREAMING (dir. Bruce H. Humberstone) and CONFIRM OR DENY (dir. Archie Mayo) 

November 25, 2022: Special Subject – Noirvember Sirk – LURED (1947); SLEEP, MY LOVE (1948); SHOCKPROOF (1949) and THUNDER ON THE HILL (1951)

December 2, 2022: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Jean Arthur – Part 10: THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES (1941) and THE TALK OF THE TOWN (1942)

December 9, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – RKO – 1941: CITIZEN KANE (dir. Orson Welles) and DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER (dir. William Dieterle) 

December 16, 2022: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Jean Arthur – Part 11: THE MORE THE MERRIER (1943) and A LADY TAKES A CHANCE (1943)

December 23, 2022:  Christmas Special Subject – REMEMBER THE NIGHT (1940) and I’LL BE SEEING YOU (1944)

December 30, 2022: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Universal – 1941: THE FLAME OF NEW ORLEANS (dir Rene Clair) and UNFINISHED BUSINESS (dir. Gregory LaCava) 

January 6, 2023: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Jean Arthur – Part 12: THE IMPATIENT YEARS (1944); A FOREIGN AFFAIR (1948) and SHANE (1953)

January 13, 2023: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Paramount – 1942:  SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (dir: Preston Sturges) and THE ROAD TO MOROCCO (dir. David Butler)

January 20, 2023: January Special Subject – Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire – Part Two: FOLLOW THE FLEET (1936); SHALL WE DANCE? (1937); and CAREFREE (1938)

January 27, 2023: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Dorothy McGuire – Part 1: CLAUDIA (1943) and THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE (1945)

February 3, 2023: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – MGM – 1942: WOMAN OF THE YEAR (dir. George Stevens) and TORTILLA FLAT (dir. Victor Fleming)

February 10, 2023: Valentine’s Special Subject – – KISS ME GOODBYE (1982) and MY FAVORITE WIFE (1940)

February 17, 2023: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Dorothy McGuire – Part 2: A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN (1945) and THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946)

February 24, 2023: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Warner Brothers – 1942: KINGS ROW (dir. Sam Wood) and JUKE GIRL (dir. Curtis Bernhardt)

March 4, 2023:  Acteurist oeuvre-view – Dorothy McGuire – Part 3: CLAUDIA AND DAVID (1946) and TILL THE END OF TIME (1946)

March 11, 2023: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – 20th Century Fox – 1942: FOOTLIGHT SERENADE (dir. Gregory Ratoff) and SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES (dir. Irving Cummings)

March 17, 2023: March Special Subject – Minnelli Melodrama – THE COBWEB (1955); SOME CAME RUNNING (1958); and HOME FROM THE HILL (1960)

March 24, 2023: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Dorothy McGuire – Part 4: GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT (1947) and MOTHER DIDN’T TELL ME (1950)

March 31, 2023: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – RKO – 1942: MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (dir. Orson Welles) and CAT PEOPLE (dir. Val Lewton)

April 7, 2023: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Dorothy McGuire – Part 5: Mister 880 (1950) and CALLAWAY WENT THATAWAY (1951)

April 14, 2023: Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Universal – 1942: SABOTEUR (dir. Alfred Hitchcock) and THE MAD DOCTOR OF MARKET STREET (dir. Joseph H. Lewis)

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A proleptic episode in which we anticipate our future Acteurist Oeuvre-view of the career of (retired) Greatest Living Actor, Sir Daniel Day-Lewis. The foretaste comes in the form of two films in which Day-Lewis plays men willing to do anything to preserve a vision that ultimately comes down to taste, and inspires homicidal impulses in the women who love him: Phantom Thread (2017), written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005), written and directed by Lady Day-Lewis, otherwise known as Rebecca Miller. We conclude that these films offer good examples of some of the things only Day-Lewis can do; and speculate about the mother-shaped figure in Anderson’s carpet.  

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:  Flash Forward to Late 2021 – Acteurist Oeuvre-view – Season 5: Daniel Day-Lewis

0h 05n 48s:   The Phantom Menace (2017; dir: Paul Thomas Anderson)  

1h 02s 26s:  The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005; dir: Rebecca Miller)

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Just in time for the six week festive season!

Brew yourself a hot beverage and revisit a pre-quarantine period when Elise & Dave had far less excuse for holing up in their apartment to record 4 hour podcast episodes.

This cup of chiaroscuro cheer should put you right in the mood for our 2020 Noir Noël (THE LADY IN THE LAKE [1947] + D.O.A. [1988]), coming to your feed on December 25th itself. 

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For our Warner Bros. 1934 episode, two tragicomic movies in which Aline MacMahon plays a lovable small business owner with man problems: Side Streets, directed by Alfred E. Green, and Heat Lightning, directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The latter in particular, we conclude, could only have been made by Warner Bros., and gives us the best and the worst of that studio on gender.  Bonus: it’s also an Ann Dvorak double-feature.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s: Side Streets (dir: Alfred E. Green)

0h 41m 06s: Heat Lightning (dir: Mervyn Leroy)

1h 11m 10s: Letter from Adam     

 

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Our penultimate Setsuko Hara Acteurist Oeuvre-view episode sees us examining Ozu’s antepenultimate and penultimate films, Late Autumn (1960) and The End of Summer (1961), in both of which she plays a character named Akiko. We then launch into an extended consideration of the meaning of her Noriko/Akiko character in Ozu’s films, including a discussion of the effect of Hara’s absence on Ozu’s final film, An Autumn Afternoon (1962), an “alternate universe” reprise of Late Spring. We revisit the most enigmatic Noriko, the Noriko of Tokyo Story, which leads us to consider the theme of loneliness and the difficulty of connecting in Ozu’s postwar films. 

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s: Late Autumn (1960; dir: Yasujiro Ozu)

0h 45m 43s: The End of Summer (1961; dir: Yasujiro Ozu)

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We went long for our Hallowe’en Special Subject for 2020: Ominous Omnibi, featuring two eerie anthology films of the 1940s, Universal’s star-studded Flesh and Fantasy, directed by Julien Duvivier during his WWII Hollywood sojourn, and Ealing Studios’ Dead of Night, best remembered for its crowning tale, The Ventriloquist’s Dummy, starring Michael Redgrave as a man in a agitated relationship with a prop. After warming up with some Robert Benchley and Oscar Wilde talk, we dig into Dead of Night and the uncanniness of male anxiety. Elise asks Dave to ponder the intrinsic horror of the double act. Prepare for many David Lynch comparisons and Twilight Zone episode recommendations. Happy Hallowe’en!

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s: Flesh and Fantasy (1943) [dir: Julien Duvivier]

0h 43m 14s: Dead of Night (1945) [dirs: Cavalcanti, Robert Hamer, Basil Dearden & Charles Crichton]

1h 55m 55s:  Listener email from Barry

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MGM, 1934, and our most mismatched pair of films yet: Sidney Franklin’s tale of overheated Victorian repression, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, and Lubitsch’s lavish, Hollywood-transposed Austro-Hungarian operetta, The Merry Widow. We discuss Laughton vs. Gielgud, Lubitsch vs. Mamoulian, innuendo in the Year of the Code, and more.  

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s: The Barretts of Wimpole Street (dir: Sidney Franklin)

0h 38m 00s:  The Merry Widow (dir: Ernst Lubitsch)

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On this Acteurist Oeuvre-view Setsuko Hara episode: a tight, noirish family melodrama by Ozu, Tokyo Twilight (1957), paired with a loose, sprawling family melodrama by Naruse, Daughters, Wives and a Mother (1960). The first gives us the bitterest Hara we’ve seen since The Idiot, while the second challenges her persona in subtler ways. Vacuum cleaners have never been sexier, nor peeing dogs more tragic.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s: Tokyo Twilight (dir: Yasujiro Ozu)

0h 48m 20s:  Daughters, Wives and a Mother (dir: Mikio Naruse)

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A new year, 1934, and our first studio, Paramount, shows its ability with satire and sympathy for the underdog. It’s the Year of the Code, but that doesn’t seem to have much applicability to our two films, Cecil B. DeMille’s feminist jungle adventure comedy Four Frightened People and Mitchell Leisen’s occasionally noirish revenge drama, Behold My Wife! Warning : If you don’t want to hear a couple of semi-informed white people talk with qualified admiration about a couple of racially problematic (but relatively sophisticated) mid-30s Hollywood movies, this may not be the podcast episode for you.  

 

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s: Four Frightened People (dir: Cecile B. DeMille)

0h 48m 52s: Behold My Wife! (dir: Mitchell Leisen)

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In this Setsuko Hara Acteurist Oeuvre-view, two films by Mikio Naruse, The Sound of the Mountain (1954) and Sudden Rain (1956). We discuss the ways that the casting of Setsuko Hara in the first film seems to respond to Ozu’s “Noriko trilogy” (especially Tokyo Story, although it was released only two months later), and the overt feminism of the subtle, comic, and ambiguous Sudden Rain. Hara, as usual, gives two very different performances as two very different unhappy wives.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s: Sudden Rain (1956; dir. Mikio Naruse)

0h 30m 33s: The Sound of the Mountain (1954; dir. Mikio Naruse)

0h 59m 50s:     There’s Sometimes a Letter (from Adam)

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