17 Burst results for "Michael Critise"

"michael critise" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

Classic Movie Musts

03:16 min | 2 weeks ago

"michael critise" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

"Such kind of a landmark in non sequential storytelling and editing I think you know it's still holds up we did an episode double feature episode on mental. And so i think it's still holds up A little dated in the sense this film became kind of so well known for what it did with the color and black and white Telling the stories in complete you know in reverse order and all these things that It's become more predictable now but at that time. A brilliant stuff Really intriguing and i think specifically in the early two thousands. I found it Incredibly stimulating And enjoyed it so much so while. I don't think that you could keep doing this over and over and over again Memento holds a special place because of Just doing it so well when it did it so there you have at those top five pieces of editing too for the road. The whole film in general the godfather specifically the baptism scene. All that jazz You know when it comes to the sound editing. Brilliant rear window The whole thing. But also lisa going to throw walls apartment and then memento really the whole movie Good stuff good stuff okay. Next up more mcpeek writes in with a very challenging topic. And she says her topic is the top five greatest movie characters from silent films up through the nineteen forties haw best movie characters from the silent era through the nineteen forties Maura gives us her. Top five. hers are 1931. Charlie chaplin the little tramp nineteen thirty. Three's king kong great choice. Nineteen thirty nine. Judy garland as dorothy gale from the wizard of oz. Of course nineteen thirty. Nine lee as scarlett o'hara from gone with the wind and from nineteen forty two humphrey bogart as rick. Blaine casa blanca She says that she's got to Bonus characters but from the nineteen fifties Bette davis as margo channing. And gloria swanson as norma desmond All excellent choices more. This is a doozy of a topic league. This is the kind of i mean. 'cause how many great characters do we have from the silent through the forty are you kidding me So this is really the epitome of topic. Where i have to just clear my mind and really focus on the first things that come to mind like some sort of ink blot tests like what you see right now go So i think because otherwise you can over analyze this into oblivion So let's get into. These are the ones that really as soon as i read your topic. came to mind immediately. And this one the first one was like super immediate For me number. One without a doubt is mildred pierce from mildred pierce direct by michael critise and released in one thousand nine hundred forty five a mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter..

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"michael critise" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk

Sci-Fi Talk

04:17 min | Last month

"michael critise" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk

"Talk stick around. I have more. Here's more sci fi. Talk with tony to lada. You mentioned that. I think critise handled lee tracy's performance really well balancing the uber in erotic heroic aspects. And thank god. We got to see a rom com a little bit with fay wray and lee. You know in some of the scenes. It really showed that she could have done a lot more in king kong than she did so speak to that aspect of it talks about balancing. I think you know you have some really good actors in their lee tracy Invented and i don't think that's too strong. Work invented the created the template of the smart aleck thirties reporter. I mean yeah. He was he was he was. He was the template for that. And i think fe I don't think fe really thought much of this film. She certainly did not like michael. Critise very much at all In critise in many ways was not a loveable. Man he was. He was a task master and he vented pressure and he was under considerable pressure. jack warner was not an artistic man and i think Any assistance that he provided any filmmaker Could be summed up with two words and those are hurry up that that was about it But i think fay is capable of a lot more. Certainly than what she had in these films. And i made she. She made a doctor x mystery of the wax museum. king kong. Most dangerous game made all those horror films and she got away from that. And i think if you go to The mystery of the wax museum. Blu ray or victoria riskin excellent book about her parents Favorite robert riskin. You'll see the fay. Wray was really not only a really good actress but a very admirable person as well. And so so i think you you have you have these type of performances and of course lionel atwill who who watches horror movies or classic movies doesn't appreciate lionel atwill. His character in this is a little more a little more ambiguous lettuce say than some of his other stuff. But you still see the elegant style and so on and so forth and and They got good performances out of the. I think critiques got good performances out of the whole cast and the other thing is i don't think he needed to really coach The actors too much. I mean these people were pros and they. They knew what they were supposed to do. And and of course dr x. Has fair raise for scream onto damning point what i really liked to. Is there the way. He plays a camera there. Several shots were. He gives it deaths where we're essentially the mad scientist is poking around. And you see that famous thing where the two leads and the current goes up and down and he's behind it talk about how. He used a camera really at a time. Where cameras were not that sophisticated like. They aren't day critise and was kind of like a person in perpetual motion so in the days now wherever he made his first film in nineteen twelve and he made his last film in nineteen sixty one. He made It in the days where the camera couldn't move in this was before rotating heads or dali's or any of that he would have the people move in the shot and have the ad the characters move around. He always wanted movement In his cinema but his movement always came with a purpose. It was always to tell part of the story and to reveal something about the plot and so forth. It wasn't just a for lack of a better term. Artsy fartsy it. It it had. It had an objective and There's one scene dr x. Where fay walks into the room and to introduce that..

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"michael critise" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk

Sci-Fi Talk

03:02 min | Last month

"michael critise" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk

"Now another addition of tony tomato on scifi talks. This is katie. sack us where you are. You're on game. You're listening co co-creators. I was like what am i promoting. Do all right okay. Three to one. This is my dirty and the fisher. We're the co creators. The brown coach redemption. And you're listening to suck fi top jump on the bandwagon. Everybody else has gun another. Hey ride hi. i'm tim daly the voice of superman right here on scifi talk. Hello i'm doctor rodney mckay. David hewlett hi. This is don davis. I'm the composer of the matrix. Matrix reloaded and the matrix revolutions. Hi this is. John delancey kind of the things that aren't there. Well you know. Sometimes you have that experience anyway but people at all day thanks in part because of the hopeful nature of genes vision but also because of its message of diversity and inclusions. Mr rhody great to talk to you about this this movie. I actually never seen it until until you know it's coming on turner classic movies. And what a little gem of a movie and and really a director michael critise. Who in my book i think is overlooked. Bless you for writing a book about him. What stands out to you about this. Move well a couple of things i think. The the style of the movie as a melding of the warner brothers house style which is snappy smart ass back talk from reporters and cops and clipped off dialogue and so on and so forth in combining that with two strip technicolor. That warners had a contract with and had to figure out how to fulfil during the depression when musicals took a dive for a period of time And and horror movies that universal made popular but in one thousand nine hundred. Thirty two horror was a film business. I mean mgm dr. Jekyll and mr hyde paramount island of lost souls and so on and so forth. So and and james wale was doing his thing over at universal. So i think this was an attempt with a third of the theaters being closed With with a couple of the major studios going into receivership during the depression. This was a way to get people into movie theaters. And they were desperate to do that and this was. This was basically xanax inspiration. Because he was. He was the head of production at warner brothers when he was twenty..

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"michael critise" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

02:26 min | 2 months ago

"michael critise" Discussed on Filmspotting

"To the renaissance. Did you get all that josh. Yeah i i'm totally with it. Just give me the options. So like top gun does it. Does it qualify. I'm my understanding. If i if i'm following sam correctly top would not qualify okay. Well it's not here. Among the options. The options are the adventures of robin hood. This is the thirty eight version with airflow. Olivia to havilland directed by michael. Critise mel gibson's best picture. Winning braveheart is an option. John boorman's excalibur monty python. And the holy grail. How about this one. Carl theater dryers the passion of joan of arc from nineteen twenty two bergman's the seventh seal and the category of other. So if you did want to go with lady hawke adam. The richard diner film. How about kenneth. Branagh's henry the fifth We've got beckett lion in winter ridley scott's kingdom of heaven more recent option there on knight's tale. That's the one with heath ledger. I believe yeah. I think that came up recently on the show timothy. Shell may in. David me shows the king another option. I believe you saw that one atom so liked it. Do you have an easy pick. Well of course it's not easy. You've got the passion of joan of arc in the seventh seal to alzheimer's to cinematic masterpieces. sense in the time period but a little different. If we're using the green knight as a model. I feel like i need. I need more swords. And i need some sorcery. Okay you've personally. Given this a lot of thought and then along those lines the answer would be the seventh seal then at least over the passion of joan of arc josh. Is that where you're going. I like that logic. I might go with boorman's excalibur here. I mean it's just kind of like the epitome of the genre and really well done okay. Well i'm dismayed and shocked the go other for your beloved lady hawke directed by richard donner but there will be other polls. I'm sure we'd love to hear your picks we'd love to hear your comments. You can now vote at film. Spotting dot net. it is a early voting case josh. That's rare the comedy. Edging out the classics. And of course by.

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"michael critise" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk

Sci-Fi Talk

05:55 min | 5 months ago

"michael critise" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk

"Hi this is tony auto and welcome to bite here on the. Sat podcast network and so parenting an apocalypse. It's it's not the same way we would. Do you know how it works. Any views usually two to four minutes long but sometimes they can be a little longer. When you when you live long. All kinds of strange things happen very right in saying that. The greek heroes. Where the original superheroes in part because of the nature of genes but also because of its message of diversity and inclusion. Helen k rudy is the author of michael kirk tease life and film and he talked to me about the fame directors beginnings in har in particular the film dr x. Mr rowdy great to talk to you about this This movie i actually never seen it until you know. It's coming on turner classic movies. And what a little gem of a movie and and really a director. Michael critise. Who in my book i think is overlooked. Plus you for writing a book about him. What stands out to you about this. Well a couple of things. I think the the style of the movie as a melding of the warner brothers house style which is Snappy smart back talk from reporters and cops and clipped off dialogue and so on and so forth in combining that with two strip technicolor warners had a contract with and had to figure out how to fulfill during the depression when musicals took a dive for a period of time And and movies that universal made popular but in nineteen thirty. Two horror was a film business. I mean mgm. Dr jekyll and mr hyde paramount. The island of lost souls and so on and so forth so and and James whale was doing his thing over at universal. So i think this was an attempt with a third of the theaters being closed With with a couple of the major studios going into receivership during their prussian. This was a way to get people into movie theaters. And they were desperate to do that and this was. This was basically xanax inspiration. 'cause he was he was the head of production warner brothers when he was twenty. Five years. old You know. His first his first big movie star was written by jack warner stanford. He always renton was my favorite star because he never asked for a raise nor complained about the food in the commissary so so This was a combined this was an attempt by warner brothers to sell. Tickets fulfilled their contract with technicolor. And and make money and critise at this. Point was as i in my biography of them. This was his general form in period where he was aching a film virtually every three months. He was starting on hill and between nineteen thirty. Two and nineteen thirty three. He made like fourteen movies. I i mean it's just he repeatedly because they needed to get the movies out into the theaters with new. There was a new movie playing like every every week or so. This was part of that. But i think a lot of this though in dr x. They were making stuff up the the the notion of making a film. Even in the pre code era having to do with serial killing cannibalism this horrific makeup that they went to. I guess to max factor and i i think purrs west more i tend to think he designed it but they use the factor resources because at that time the studio The studio makeup departments were not nearly as sophisticated as you would be come and so you know the the whole synthetic flesh thing president foster sitting there watching human heart in an abuser bobbling water. I mean all of this stuff. We look at these things now on a on a home screen and we're kind of like well you know that. That's that's pretty cool. That's pretty scary. But ninety years ago sitting in a darkened auditorium a darkened theater with a bunch of people. I mean this. This scared the shit. People in a lot of ways. And i think in another way xanax wanted the comedic episodes in us to to lieven the terror and goes there was a fine line in one reason. I think jack warner did not like horror films is he didn't want to offend people and more rural areas Unsophisticated audience and so forth. So they had to kind of make it funny where people would be frightened and they giggle a little bit. So i think that that that was kind of the the the melding of of two different styles. The warner brothers house style and and and getting on the horror bandwagon for only a short period. Because jack warner jack warner disliked two things any any movies about alcoholics because he thought alcoholic alcoholism was like a weakness and there was something wrong with you and he didn't like home movies as a as a general rule. Let but Jack warner could squeeze a nickel hard enough for the buffalo to fall over. So you know that was always the priority. I liked that casablanca. The adventures of robin hood even king creole without some of michael kirk films. Get alan kay roadies. Michael curtail life and film and dr rex can be seen on. Turner classic movies starting on may seventh and that is to bite. I'm tony till auto..

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"michael critise" Discussed on Ride the Omnibus

Ride the Omnibus

04:26 min | 10 months ago

"michael critise" Discussed on Ride the Omnibus

"Is in analogy on any level auto parameters treatment of women for example. Isn't something you can accept. Because he was german. No he was hired more as a professional torture as director in several of his films howard hughes literally had an actress who had rejected him who we hired crimminger to break onset there are genuinely unacceptable behaviours from directors off the ford but at the same time i agree with you but we have to juggle a lot of factors here yeah. There are countless different approaches to hubris in the art of filmmaking. There's a lot of it and most of them weren't at the time honest at all. I call this tarantula autour syndrome. I actually came up with a turn for it. Taas there are people who go mad with the power of being in charge. I agree but there are also some who reveal that they probably were always wrong. I mean a decade for casablanca. The reason hollywood have stunt people in unions is because it making twenty seven. Michael critise was directing a film called noah's ark and decided this shot will look better if i don't tell anyone i'm about to flood this building. there were several funerals as a result but he was never charged with a crime busby berkeley. The most famous of hollywood choreographers and directors was so not punished for his actions when he got very drunk and decided to drive. Through a crowd of people the studios in order to rehabilitate his reputation. Created a new oscar category. They invented the dance choreography. Oscar category thirties so that they could raise his pri- profile during the course of his multiple trials but agreed it would look like a fixed if he ever actually won it. So for the four years that oscar category exists busby. Berkeley is nominated every time but doesn't win because only existed so that the studios could salvage an asset. Wow there is an ongoing degree of directors are sometimes monsters and we have to accept that too even though every time we want to make excuses for them and we do over and over again. It's true it's true. But i'm not trying to make excuses for kazan and i just wanna make sure that's clear. I'm just trying to share. Where i think his perspective comes from. Because i'm always interested. In where the historical perspective that creates that mindset would come from and his perspective is important because as equality in arch. There are very few things that you absolutely have to set aside from bad behavior but presence is absolutely one of the iliad is an open and over again had an understanding of society and of human nature in his work. That is frighteningly ahead of its time and you can build a career and be hailed as a genius for doing that a few months. Where you are jerry. Seinfeld is a comedian is someone who is mainly considered brilliant for being able to foresee ins will be like six months ahead. He can see trends and ideas that people are going to have a few months ahead when they do iliad. Kazan could do it. Seventy years ahead of time. That is undescribable and this film is riddled with things that feel like now in a way that had to be utterly baffling and deeply unappealing contemplating nineteen fifty. Yeah so let's talk about those things that he incorporates into this movie that it seemed completely off the wall in one thousand. Nine hundred fifty. Oh yes you start with a very criminal. Sort of prototypical norrish plots. Yes.

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"michael critise" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

Classic Movie Musts

04:21 min | 2 years ago

"michael critise" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

"Now, it's time for our buzz from the back lot segments and this week. We've got tension between star and director Errol Flynn was not happy. When Michael critise was assigned to the film as he didn't care for critise dictatorial methods and the two clashed often while filming the charge of the light brigade in nineteen thirty six especially over what he an avid horseman saw as critise indifference to the injuries and deaths of many of the horses used in the film. Also, probably didn't help that Errol Flynn was married to critise his former wife lily Dhamija, James Cagney was the studio's original choice for Robin Hood. However when Cagney walked off set the film's producer Hal Wallis made the decision to cast aero Flynn instead against the studios wishes. It was also Wallace's decision to keep made Marian. When the original script writer wanted to dump her character from the script together. Wallace felt Marian was an indispensable fixture of robinhood advice. After the, sir. Joseph oak called the gallows oak in the film where Robin Hood forms his outlaw band was supposedly the largest living oak tree in the world. At the time of filming in nineteen thirty seven the rock that aero Flint stands on in front of the tree is a prop. And the oak was felled by lightning in nineteen seventy nine and only then was it discovered that it was actually two oak. Trees estimated to be one hundred twenty five years old that had fused together over time. And while we're talking about plant life, although shot in California, indigenous English plants were added, and the grass was painted to give a greener more English look to the background while filming Robin hoods escape from the castle. Basil Rathbone was knocked down and trampled by extras causing a spear wound in his right foot that required eight stitches to close out the stunt players. Also were heavy padding underneath steel breastplate over. Laid with some balsa wood to absorb the impact of the arrows. Also Ouch sword. Master Fred Cavins who staged the duals, and captain blood and nineteen thirty five was assigned to make the fight scenes, exciting Cavins believe that dual should be magnified and exaggerated for effect. His approach was to create a routine that was choreographed like a dance with counts and phrases, basil Rathbone was already impressive fencer. So aero Flint trained with Cavins though. Many sources say Flint was less than dedicated to the task and relied more on his innate athletic ability in this area. Liberties were also taken with history, although broad swords that would have been typical for the area were used, but designed as lighter and more manageable replicas the fight scenes Inc. Fencing techniques that would not have actually been developed until decades later when the adventures of Robin Hood was screened for preview audiences the preview audiences reaction was so positive that. The film was released without any alterations to the plot whatsoever. And the film was also so successful that a sequel was commissioned. However, the US government wanted to restrict the amount of money invested in filmmaking at that point in anticipation of joining World War Two. So it was delayed by nineteen Forty-five. When the war was over the project was scrapped because Livia Havilland and Claude rains or no longer employed. At Warner Brothers Howard hill who is listed in the credits. As captain of the archers also played Elwin, the Welshman in the archery contest hill, actually made the shot where we see one arrow split another. And he did all the shots which required hitting human targets. He also worked closely with the sound department to produce the distinctive arrow sounds by using specially made EROs I mentioned in our feature presentation that beautiful cinematography using three strip technicolor while the production used all eleven of the technicolor cameras in existence in nineteen. Thirty eight and they all had to be returned to technicolor at the end of each day's filming. Lastly at the time of release Robin Hood was the most expensive film ever made by Warner Brothers. Jack, Warner approved the initial budget of one point six million, though, the budgets swelled to over two million. Luckily, the film ended up being a tremendous success and the highest grossing Warner Brothers film that year..

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"michael critise" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

Classic Movie Musts

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"michael critise" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

"Establish the narrative world and the characters motivations needless to say, given the reliance Hollywood placed on the. Montage sequence in the many decades since these early editing. Techniques had timeless power as I mentioned earlier. William keely was hired as the original director for the film, and it wasn't until eight weeks in the keely was removed in favor of Michael critise. The studio felt key lease direction was too light hearted and felt the action sequences needed to be bolstered to provide more tension and excitement critise specifically reshot sequences using more camera movement in conjunction with physical movement of the actors, not least of which is the final fight scene in the castle the moment where critise choreographs Errol Flynn and basil Rathbone to move offscreen only to be replaced by their fighting shadows. On the wall is a deft piece of filmmaking that book ends layered Meson Sen. with dynamic editing. Critise not only doubles the sense of movement by utilizing physical movement camera work to the fullest. He then further enhances the dynamism with very. Editing techniques choreographed Meson Sen. as well as layered sound and musical designed propelling. The adventures of Robin Hood to become the timeless action adventure film. We know and love the adventures of Robin Hood was nominated for four Academy Awards winning three. It won the Academy Awards for best art direction best film editing. Best original score. And it was nominated for best picture..

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"michael critise" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

Classic Movie Musts

03:59 min | 2 years ago

"michael critise" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

"Nd editing scheme working in conjunction with the musical score Errol Flynn's engaging athletic performance is only enhanced by the beautifully choreographed tightly edited action sequences that punctuate the film to better understand why the adventures of Robin Hood is still so enjoyable today. We need to look more closely at elements of the film's temporal design as well as the conventions classic Hollywood cinema that guide it towards the beginning of the film. The sequence of the Norman feast in Nottingham castle establishes, many of the editing conventions used throughout the film. This sequence can be broken into two distinct parts, I the beginning of the feast and the entrance of Robin Hood and second Robin hoods escape from the castle. In the first part the scene opens with establishing shots that lay out the spatial. Dimensions of the great hall the ensuing dialogue between prince John and other members of the court guides. The. Leisurely tempo of the shots. It's a prime example of classical Hollywood editing at play, for instance, the cuts from prince John to the sheriff of Nottingham are based on graphical matches with both figures framed in medium close ups additionally, shot reverse shots, and I line matching established coherent spatial relations between the characters after robinhood enters the castle we continue to get graphic, and I line matches as well as shot reverse shot sequences between the main characters the cuts between shots are motivated by the principal characters acting and reacting to each other. And throughout the first part of the sequence the length of the shots is rhythmically steady. It allows the audience to get to know the characters and to take in the lush production design. However the pace the sequence changes as we approach Robin hoods daring escape from the castle. Too quick I line matches begin to increase the tension in the sequence we. See that Robin Hood is aware that the castle doors are being barred for the more. We get a cut away shot of the soldiers preparing to move in on Robin after Dicken one of the prince's soldiers. Throws a spear at Robin, the editing of the scene changes drastically. I the sound of the spear hitting Robbins chair coincides with the beginning of non diabetic music that is music that can only be heard by the audience drought. The escape sequence the uptempo music helps guide the excel A-Rated pace of the editing. Second the length of the shots varies greatly. We get much shorter shots of actions such as sir guy throwing candlestick or of the various sword fights and the relation between shots is based on movement action and vigil matches. This creates a much faster rhythm for the sequence. Thanks to the increase in the number of edits throughout movement in the film is created thanks to character movement camera movement and Ed. Getting. So once the escape begins. We see Michael critise enhance the sense of movement through the characters and the camera, but the sequence is made far more dynamic, thanks to the editing. It's worth noting here that Michael critise came on later in the production specifically to make the action sequences more dynamic and more exciting. He reshot several action sequences better utilizing camera movement and editing in order to make the sequences far more exciting. As Robin fights his way out of the castle. We often get cuts after he's finished off a soldier with an arrow or cuts that follow his movement. Like when he is sword fighting or after he climbed the wall of the great hall. Moreover, we get visual matches throughout the sequence such as when Robin is above the action fighting with soldiers below notice. How Robbins downward pointing ERO is cut with the soldiers upward pointing crossbows. These visual matches make the fast paced editing, feel seamless for the audiences..

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"michael critise" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

Classic Movie Musts

07:26 min | 3 years ago

"michael critise" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

"I'm max Baril. And this is classic movie musts where every week we breakdown a classic movie while looking to provide artistic insight and historical context at the very least. We'll talk about what makes these movies classics. Classic movie must release his every Friday ready to complement your weekend movie, viewing plans classic movie must is supported by listeners. Like you. If you want to help support the show, I thank you so much and second head on over to patriotdepot dot com slash classic movie. Musts every patriot subscriber earns cool perks in ways to engage with the show, including the opportunity to vote every month on a movie they'd like to hear discussed on the show. All it takes is one dollars per month. A huge thank you to our current patriot subscribers you make the show possible. You can read about all our support tears and their awards over at patriot dot com slash classic movie. Musts thank you for joining me this week. As we discuss a film of legendary stature CASA Blanca in this episode during our feature presentation, we're joined again by Ted Walsh to examine how CASA Blanca is the premier product of all the Hollywood studio system had to offer. But first, let's get into this week's opening credits. Our filmed this week is CASA Blanca which was directed by Michael critise and was released in nineteen forty two. Casa Blanca stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman and also features Claude rains pull Henry Peter Laurie and Dooley Wilson for your streaming ease. Casa Blanca is available for streaming rental on I tunes Amazon YouTube and Google play in December nineteen forty one. American ex patriot Rick Blaine played by Humphrey. Bogart owns at upscale nightclub and gambling den in custom Blanca Rick's. Cafe American attracts a varied clientele, including Vichy French and German officials refugees desperate to reach the still neutral United States and those who prey on them. Although Rick professes to be neutral in all matters. We learn he ran guns to THEO Pierre during its war with Italy and fought on the loyalist side in the Spanish, civil war, petty crook gardai. Played by Peter Laurie. Boast to Rick that he's obtained letters of transit by murdering two German couriers the papers allow the bears to travel freely around German occupied Europe and to neutral, Portugal and are priceless to the refugees stranded in custody. Guards plans to sell them at the club and asked Rick to hold onto them before. He can meet his contact who guards arrested by the local police under the command of captain Louis Renault played by Claude rains, the unabashedly corrupt Vichy prefect of police who guard dies in custody without revealing that he has entrusted the letters to Rick soon after the reason for Rick's bitterness former lover Eluned play by Ingrid Bergman enters his cafe spotting Rick's friend and house pianists Sam ill. So asks him to play as time goes by Rick storms over furious that Sam disobeyed his orders to never perform that song and is stunned to see Elsa. She is accompanied by Victor Laszlo a renowned fugitive Czech resistance leader. They need the letters of transit to escape to America to continue his work German. Major Strasser has come to custom Lanka to make sure that. Laszlo fails when Laszlo learns that Rick may have the letters of transit. He tries to convince him to sell the documents. Rick refuses to sell it any price telling Laszlo to ask his wife. The reason they are interrupted when major Strasser leads a group of German officers in singing, the watch on the Rhine Laszlo's storms down and orders. The house band to play Lamar says when the band looks to Rick he nods his head and approval Laszlo starts singing alone at first then patriotic fervor grips the crowd and everyone joins in drowning out. The Germans stressor demands Renault close the club, which he does on the pretext of suddenly discovering there is gambling on the premises. Despite his many earnings from said gambling later confronts. Rick in the deserted cafe when he refuses to give her the letters. She threatens him with a gun. But then confesses that she still loves him. She explains that when they. Met and fell in love in Paris in nineteen forty. She believed. Her husband Laszlo had been killed attempting to escape from a German concentration camp while preparing to flee with Rick from the imminent fall of Paris to the German army. She learned Laszlo was alive and in hiding she left. Rick without explanation to nurse her sick, husband Rick's, bitterness dissolves, and he agrees to help letting her believe she will stay with him when Laszlo leaves when Laszlo unexpectedly shows up having narrowly escaped a police raid on a resistance meeting. Rick has waiter Carl escort ill away Laszlo aware of Rick's love for Ilster tries to persuade him to use the letters to take her to safety when the police arrest Laszlo on a minor trumped up charge. Rick persuades Renault to release him by promising to set him up for a more serious crime possession of the letters of transit to ease. Renault suspicions Rick explains that he and Elsa will be leaving for. America using the letters when Renault tries to arrest Laszlo as ranged Rick forces him at gunpoint to assist in their escape. At the last moment Rick makes ill board the plane to Lisbon with Laszlo telling her that she would regret it. If she stayed major stressor tipped off by Renault confronts them at the airport, but Rick shoots him when he tries to intervene. When policemen arrive. Renault pauses, then orders them to round up the usual suspects. Renault suggest to Rick that they joined the Free French in Brazzaville as they walk away into the fog. Rick says Louis, I think this is the beginning of beautiful friendship the budget for CASA Blanca was just over one million dollars and grossed over four million at the box office adjusted for inflation. That's a budget of seventeen million box office hall of just about sixty three and a half million dollars. Casa Blanca was nominated for eight Academy Awards winning three. The film won for best picture and best. Actor for Michael critise. It also won best screenplay for Julius and Philip. Epstein. The film was also nominated for best actor for Humphrey Bogart's best supporting actor for quote rains best autocracy for Arthur Edison, best film editing for Owen marks and best music for max Steiner. Now is that cannon fire, or is it my heart pounding because it's time for our feature presentation. Joining

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"michael critise" Discussed on The Next Picture Show

The Next Picture Show

04:03 min | 3 years ago

"michael critise" Discussed on The Next Picture Show

"Like the way exclude people like he points out like critise or Billy wilder gets left out in the cold. John Houston is the classic Houston, of course, and John Huston is one of the great directors. He's made one great foam, all great, but there's more films than most writers. And you know, I'm trying to think where to someone like Soderbergh fit into this. You know, sort of burgers is pretty Ricky pretty recognizable style, sorta remarks. Yeah. I mean the time with a good Germany talked about how what he would like to be was a Michael critise type like a studio director is taking a sign, but he couldn't though because Steven Soderbergh and this is bigger prints roll over that. Yeah, I know. I know a point of reinventing himself. He does. He's been very clear about this stave off boredom by experimenting. Now, if you take the experimentation itself as a sign of tourism, regardless of what the form of the film eventually produces, I can get behind that. But if you're saying that he has like a set of signature direct to'real moves and narrative beats with solder Berg, it's I think it's very hard to say. Now, on the other hand, I believe that he's an author of his films more than a lot of directors are, especially a lot of people who are cranking out in studio stuff. Adam shankman and our tour because you can. You can see what his you can look in his films. I to me, there's there's so much complication here and I think Scott's rate and it comes down to people miss using the term. I think any reading tour theory where you think that somebody once you've labeled them as an tour can do, no wrong is basically just saying this is a good director and therefore there must be a high quality to all over their films. Even if I personally can't see them, it's there because they're above me in some way, which puts them like above critical reflection, which I dust within totally on board with that. For me as far as the most productive ways to divide films, I still think studio in Indy productions. You know something that is conceived from the beginning as a studio product is distinctly different from something that is made independently. I think you're more likely to see somebody who is offering their own film in an indie setting. Now the barriers are kind of the breaking down and getting fuzzy as you get more and more. Tiny little independent production companies that are trying to serve the function of actual studios and producing their own effects, and then either distributing them them themselves or passing them onto studios silly for distribution. But I still think it's useful model because talking about where that money comes from, really does help determine where the narrative pressures are in terms of how much freedom that you have, how much freedom of expression, how much like limitation in distribution, something like sorry to bother you, you're really not going to get out of a company like Disney and I think drawing that distinction is still helpful, right? Something. The example, I guess of the is something that's really tightly controlled and not necessarily something you'd assigned to filmmakers. There's more personality of indium to you that sometimes credit for, but I think that's sort of like a little part that's portioned off for that. And then on the. This is this is a Riley filter, his complete vision. So yeah, I mean, I I my Methodist to think about film's director time so I get hung up on on era's a lot. I hung up on, you know what was possible and from nineteen eighty to nineteen eighty four. That wasn't possible in in nineteen eighty nineteen eighty nine and I find I'm very sensitive about that before certain point. Like I got a better since nineteen ninety two film nineteen ninety six film is in two thousand six in two thousand twelve. I'm made to recent to to analyze from that from any distance. But how about you? Jennifer kind of similar, but it's not really like a way to group films universally like it's not how you would organize your Blu rays. Save..

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"michael critise" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

03:42 min | 3 years ago

"michael critise" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

"And son of dracula and how exactly i mean come on but in those days those guys were staffers you know they were staff workers they were it was like going into a room with a steno pool you know and they were all just there and he sort of fell into the the horror genre and they just kept throwing those movies at him and that was his day job would just they're going okay what am i writing today i'm right now i'm writing the wolfman what is this and for all i know he could have been like what is this crap i don't even know what a wolfman you know who knows what the what his love or disdain was for what he was doing i'm not sure of that but it's pretty amazing to think in those days they were just in the same way that the actors were all employed by the particular studio they also had their stable of composers that would be there and they would just work on whatever was thrown their way we'll even directors in those days direct everywhere right kurt tease i mean casa blanca was just a job yeah those directors it's like they would call in and say okay you know it's it's a western or comedy or it's romantic amount yeah screenwriters to and they would just go and do it and there's something also to be said about the fact being thrown a project and then having a very short period of time to do it it seems very different today and i don't know if the results are any better if you have a lot more time or get to be choosy about what you do and it's a it's an interesting thing to think about and speaking of michael critise than you have max steiner max steiner yeah nice nice segue yeah yeah yeah and actually what's cool about max you know obviously king kong you guys know can yeah of course i was listening mesko last night the whole thing it's so good it is so good listen to it like a record you it was one of the first film scores that just sort of blew my mind as a kid i remember watching that because i was also obsessed with stop motion animation so willis o'brien who was doing who did that film you know i was obsessed with that but then by watching the movie i would hear this music and be thinking what is going on and it wasn't until years later that i found out that max diner that was really the birth of film scores with king kong because up until then they would do a lot of stock music the guys would write a bunch of music and they need an action cue pulled from the action pile i need a love theme from the love file you know and they would just use whatever but max on king kong said we're gonna take this what they call wagner ian approach meaning the wagner operas he would write themes for characters or situations good ask you about that yeah yeah and he said i'm going to write a theme for king kong i'm gonna write a theme for an darrow all the characters in the film get get them and every time that characters on screen you're going to hear that theme you know and it's a way of of guiding the audience you know to to to be with the characters every step of the way he was the first one to do it and in that process literally hasn't changed at all an all of these years since nineteen thirty three he probably wrote it in thirty two i guess came out in thirty three but it's fascinating i've noticed when i was a kid watching the old monster movies they would have the compositions just like they'd have scenes out now scenes that they would repeat a lesser movies yeah then they exactly all of that music was used over and over it wasn't like it is today where that music just belongs to a particular film you know it would be like if you went and saw star trek and my music played and then you went to see you know some lesser science fiction film and they used it in that as well you know you can't do that now but then it was just.

"michael critise" Discussed on Awards Chatter

Awards Chatter

01:54 min | 4 years ago

"michael critise" Discussed on Awards Chatter

"Wait that actually feels like earned and like he's done his work wiljef your other three were twentieth century fox century of entertainment by michael troyan steven silvester and jeffrey thompson than we have eva a life in the movies by kendra being an anthony it was arouse ski and michael critise a life in film by alan kay road why these or well first i wanted to say in regard to what may dean selected right there yeah sam's a wonderful writer his his fossey book is a definitive portrait of fossey and i also find it interesting that you mentioned that you love jimmy stewart and that you pick tom hanks yet i i find i i i see a rag writer jerry man that you're embracing there the 20th century flocks book i for years and years and my business was asked constantly do you have photos of the back backlog do you have behind the scenes pictures people at work we wanna see that not just the resultant product in recent years there is a company that started doing these books that are basically photo based kind of post postcard based are arcadia publishing a more of these photos started getting out there but no one had really taken a step forward into doing definitive studio histories other than film arbor fees and a handful of years ago steven and michael troyan and another authored steve being in did a study of the mgm studio and it was kind of a first booked it started to compile some of this stuff since then steve begins gone on an added a warner brothers and a paramount and now this twentieth century fox book has come out from mr sylvester.

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"michael critise" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

01:33 min | 4 years ago

"michael critise" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"Ingrid bergman had been in a few films in her native sweden bergman herself was often confused during the production she was a little bit uncertain as to you know who wish her true love was it really rick blaine or was it was a paul hendrie its character was it victor laszlo her husband in the film i have you so much i hate this war so much the hungarianborn director michael critise he had a number of of of meetings with bergman throughout the production strategic together with producer halbie wallace wallison she wants to no one should ask samir schneede clarity in my critise is who is known for his difficulties with the english language his his response to her was don't very play it in between and in between she played it and that's actually what gave the the role of ills alone i think much of its its it's grace and beauty and also just in made it that much more compelling bitch e throughout the production i think was was not totally certain hoover true love really was she said late in life that she kissed humphrey bogart but she never knew him and throughout the production bogart would often retreat to his trailer in between takes in and would play chess with smoke i think there was little drinking it went on there as well but there was no real uh you know for all of the onscreen chemistry there was no real chemistry offscreen.

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"michael critise" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

02:23 min | 4 years ago

"michael critise" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"I have you so much i hate this war so much the hungarianborn director michael critise he had a number of of of meetings with bergman throughout the production critise together with producer halbie wallison she wants to no one should ask samir schneede clarity in my critise is who is known for his difficulties with the english language his his response to her was don't very play it in between and in between she played it and that's actually what gave the the role of ills alone i think much of its it's it's grace and beauty and also just in made it that much more compelling bitch she throughout the production i think was was not totally certain hoover true love really was she said late in life that she kissed humphrey bogart but she never knew him and throughout the production bogart would often retreat to his trailer in between takes and would play chess with smoke i think there was little drinking went on there as well but there was no real you know for all all of the onscreen chemistry there was no real chemistry offscreen his messy whether or not for most viewers of casablanca the film will will be remembered as is one of the greatest wartime romances ever made and yet there's there's much more to it than just that warner brothers already in the in the 1930s made made antinazi films them and as a result harry warriner press into the studio he was called in to testify before congress and there was a very vocal faction within congress isolationist faction and they accused warner brothers of beating the drums of war and so harry warner together with his brother jack they were they were committed to to making these films to his defence on the floors of congress was that they were doing nothing other than showing two two two audiences what was actually happening across the globe and i think in in many respects they saw casablanca is is is one of those antinazi films that they began making.

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"michael critise" Discussed on You Must Remember This

You Must Remember This

02:07 min | 4 years ago

"michael critise" Discussed on You Must Remember This

"That same year bela's acting career would gather new steam when he made his first movie a silent drama called the colonel directed by the former manno cabiner who would eventually end up in hollywood and direct movies like casa blanca under the name michael critise over the next two years bela starred in 12 hungary in silent films including an adaptation of the portrait of dorian gray he found it easier to get bigger parts on the screen than he had in theater and the quality of hungarian cinema was rapidly advancing to the point where bela's countryman alexander korda predicted that soon they would be on the level of any of the european national cinemas tall dark and handsome bela lugosi was beginning to make a name for himself as a hungarian heartthrob for the age of silence cinema and then towards the end of world war one hungry erupted in revolution the king was ousted and a socialist party took over bela who had been a member of a worker's union as a labour believed in the cause and spearheaded the unionized in of actors about a year later that provisional socialist government was toppled by a small faction of communists and hungary became the hungarian soviet republic but after just a few months romania invaded the communist leaders went into exile and militant nationalists took over a purge called the white terror followed in which artists and communists were imprisoned and murdered afraid that his unionorganizing would make him a target of the new regime in order to escape this fate bela lugosi fled with his wife to vienna life as a refugee didn't agree with the wife and she soon left him bela alone ended up in germany.

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"michael critise" Discussed on I Was There Too

I Was There Too

02:01 min | 4 years ago

"michael critise" Discussed on I Was There Too

"And you're in a gang of of bad boys that's kind of connected to this mob in new orleans but you you're the one with the heart a gold but you also have a speech impediment where you can't you can't talk properly and elvis is is uh you know you're the bossie your gang brings elvis into the gang and his like hey you help us turn you know tricks or whatever and then and then uh the the the gang boss doesn't give you your fair cut in elvis know gives you you what you rightly deserved and then in the end you save his life that sounds accurate to me together i speak because i was playing a dummy edward heath a non here i shouldn't say that a non erie person so you were you oh i believe he just had i had an interesting so how is that when you i dish in for that did you or your was at an offer no no no no i had the addition it's interesting because i had to additions that day one for the piermont picture with how wallows another for television showing her i'm going to get the television show you know and i was waiting waiting outside of how wallis's office it was like like a hospital room you know all sort of grey coloured and they said okay mr was we'll see you know and this door opened their went up like ten feet i will open when in the room it was like thousands of books thousands of awards in at the end of a block away was how wallace sitting at his desk i was so overwhelmed and there was a michael critise and the associate producer and i can't remember his name now at the end of the desk in the interview me i could not utter a word fortunately earth's for the the part of a non speaking personal finance incredible now paramount this this was a pair monia and afterwards you social cash what was his name.

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