Thursday, July 18, 2024

Episode 590: Gentleman’s Agreement

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This week on the InSession Film Podcast,we continue our Best Picture Movie Series with Elia Kazan’s 1947 winner Gentleman’s Agreement! We also talk Pixar, hot takes and Sony buying Alamo Drafthouse.

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– Pixar and Hot Takes (1:05)
After some opening banter, we begin the show this week with a massive Pixar rabbit hole. We talk everything from our Pixar movies, the latest discourse on Pixar hot takes and how we feel about the studio overall heading into their latest film in Inside Out 2.

– Sony Buys Alamo Drafthouse (49:37)
We had to spend at least a few minutes on the news that Sony, one of the few major film studios out there, has now re-entered the theatrical distribution market after buying up Alamo Drafthouse. It’s the first time in decades that a major studio has done something like this, and as you can imagine, it has many people worried as to what it could mean in the long run. 

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

– Best Picture Movie Series: Gentleman’s Agreement (1:03:26)
We continue our Best Picture Movie Series in the 1940s with Elia Kazan’s 1947 Oscar-winning film Gentleman’s Agreement! While you have to respect Kazan’s convictions and courage for making this film, there are unfortunately some major aspects that do not hold up well through a 2024 lens. There are good things and you can see why people at the time voted for it, but sadly this is a film that despite its affable intentions, it doesn’t quite hit the mark.

– Music
Bundle of Joy – Michael Giacchino
Gentleman’s Agreement – Alfred Newman

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Best Picture Movie Series: Hamlet

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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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