After nearly a hundred episodes, Alex and Jonathan finally get around to some of the biggest films in cinema history, specifically in the romance genre. We take a look at Gone with the Wind (1939), Casablanca (1942), and West Side Story (1961) and discuss the effect of the studio system on large budget productions, elements that make a successful movie beyond the studio system, and the timeless appeal of tragic romance.
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Skip to: Gone with the Wind (08:12), Casablanca (44:41), West Side Story (1:03:48), Overall (1:28:06), Coming Attractions (1:35:51)
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Coming Attractions – Christmas, But Not Really
Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick