Episode 128. Long Live Lubitsch

Travelling back to the Golden Age, Alex and Jonathan take a look at one of the early masters of the budding film medium, Ernst Lubitsch, through his films Ninotchka (1939), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), To Be or Not to Be (1942), and Heaven Can Wait (1943). We discuss Lubitsch’s history as a German immigrant before WWII, the way he made films dealing with controversial subject matter during the Production Code, and the lasting influence of the Lubitsch Touch.

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Skip to: Ninotchka (13:55), The Shop Around the Corner (33:26), To Be or Not to Be (52:39), Heaven Can Wait (1:06:45), Overall (1:26:28), Coming Attractions (1:43:41)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Coming Attractions – Cartoon Saloon

Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick

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