Sunday, June 23, 2024

Episode 586: Casablanca

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This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we continue our Best Picture Movie Series with the Michael Curtiz’s iconic 1943 film Casablanca! We also discuss the silly A Quiet Place discourse, the brilliance of Junkie XL’s brilliant Fury Road score and the films from Cannes we’re most excited about.

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– Opening / Luca Guadagnino’s New Film (0:45)
We begin the show this week with some fun banter about recent events in our lives before pivoting to talk about Luca Guadagnino’s new film Queer, and the recent report that it will have “a lot of sex scenes” in it. Which we found kind of funny after our Challengers review where we talk about how that film kind of pulled its punches and could have been more erotic.

Mad Max: Fury Road / A Quiet Place / Cannes (15:25)
Over the weekend, there was a post on Twitter about A Quiet Place that CinemaSins’d the opening of the film and its “illogical” decisions, a thread that went viral and sparked some insane discourse. We talk about why the thread was intentionally hilarious and frustratingly obtuse. We also spend some time talking about Junkie XL’s score to Mad Max: Fury Road and why it’s one of the best in the last decade. And we end the segment by talking about the Cannes Film Festival and the movies we’re looking forward to the most based off the initial reactions. 

RELATED: Listen to Episode 516 of the InSession Film Podcast where we discussed our Top 10 Movies of 2023!

– Best Picture Movie Series: Casablanca (53:03)
We continue our Best Picture Movie Series in the 1940s with Michael Curtiz’s legendary Oscar-winning film Casablanca! Hailed as one of the best of all-time, Casablanca has been analyzed to death by this point, however; we did our best to find a path that might be slightly less traveled. It’s also one that makes sense in context of our conversation last week on Mrs. Miniver. We have a really fun time talking about why the two films are more similar than they’re given credit for, all while Casablanca being one of the very best simply as a movie working on its own terms. 

– Music
Brothers In Arms – Junkie XL
As Time Goes By – Dooley Wilson

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InSession Film Podcast – Episode 586

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Best Picture Movie Series: Going My Way

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JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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