To wrap up Season 5, of the podcast Alex and Jonathan talk about another one of the hard-working directors of Hollywood’s Golden Age, William Wyler. We’re looking at four of his post-war films, The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Roman Holiday (1953), Ben-Hur (1959), and The Collector (1965) and discussing how Wyler’s war experience helped him craft intimate drama involving veterans, his iconic deep-focus visual style, and the extensive range of genres he was able to work in.
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Skip to: The Best Years of Our Lives (17:57), Roman Holiday (50:06), Ben-Hur (1:05:28), The Collector (1:21:12), Overall (1:34:09), Coming Attractions (1:37:34)
Resources referenced in this episode:
- READ: Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood’s Golden Age at the American Film Institute
- Follow us on Twitter @TheFilmlings
Coming Attractions – Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers
Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick