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Jun 16 2013

Episode 1 – Casablanca

CasablancaWelcome to the inaugural episode of our podcast! This podcast will follow our attempts to  educate Jena Young on the great films that she hasn’t seen yet. Or, occasionally, just the ones she doesn’t remember.  This week’s episode was recorded before co-host Melissa Kaercher became a co-host so Tim Wick educates Jena all on his own.  If you didn’t suss it out from the title, we start with one of Tim’s favorite films – Casablanca.  To open the podcast, Jena tells us everything she knows about the movie she is about to see.  Then we take a break to watch the movie. If you really feel like playing along, you can watch it too!  Then we come back and discuss the movie.  We hope you enjoy our first podcast and keep coming back for more!

Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca poster Rating: 8.5/10 (417,915 votes)
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Julius J. Epstein (screenplay), Philip G. Epstein (screenplay), Howard Koch (screenplay), Murray Burnett (play), Joan Alison (play)
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains
Runtime: 102 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Released: 23 Jan 1943
Plot: In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

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  1. Charles

    Whenever the Hayes Code comes up I always think of the Walter Matthau flick “House Calls” where the characters played by Matthau and Glenda Jackson are watching an old movie and (in clothes) they experiment to see if two people could find a position to sex on a bed under the old movie code rule requiring two people on a bed to each have at least one foot on the floor at all times.

    1. Melissa

      Hot damn! I need to see that movie.

  2. Lollygirlie1

    If you’re showing Vincent Price movies, you should put Theatre of Blood on the list…It’s the film that Vincent himself described as his favorite…plus Shakespeare!

    1. Melissa

      An undeniable classic!

  3. mandydax

    So I finally got around to watching this on your recommendation. Now I can listen to the rest of the podcast. I gotta say, for 70 years ago, the cinematography was beautiful. The story was so compelling. It really holds up. I see why people love it so much. I tweeted this, but thanks, you guys for making this the first movie on the podcast. Totally worth it, and if anyone ever asks I will recommend it. I’m actually kind of wishing I’d bought it instead of renting.

    1. Melissa

      You can still buy it. Then, when you hear about someone who has never seen it, you will have the disc at ready. (…and now you know why Tim and I have huuuuuuge DVD collections.)

  4. Elliott James

    If you want a really bad remake of “Casablanca” there is always the Pamela Anderson movie “Barb Wire” from 1996

    1. Melissa

      Oh dear…

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