Tag: John Huston

Episode 46: Chinatown

, with special guest:

ChinatownThis week, we are joined by geography professor David Tyler McKay for a discussion about Chinatown!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil the hell out of it. The film is readily available on streaming services such as Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, and YouTube.

Please join us again on April 21st, when we launch back into the world of Hitchcock with Vertigo!

Chinatown (1974)
Chinatown poster Rating: 8.2/10 (320,110 votes)
Director: Roman Polanski
Writer: Robert Towne, Roman Polanski
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
Runtime: 130 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 20 Jun 1974
Plot: A private detective hired to expose an adulterer in 1930s Los Angeles finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Episode 16: The Asphalt Jungle

Asphalt JungleThis week, we watch John Huston’s great heist flick, The Asphalt Jungle!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because it’s a truly fun movie. This film is currently available for streaming rental on iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, and Microsoft, and is also available on DVD.

Join us on January 21st for our episode on The Public Enemy!

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
The Asphalt Jungle poster Rating: 7.8/10 (26,799 votes)
Director: John Huston
Writer: Ben Maddow, John Huston, W.R. Burnett
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen
Runtime: 112 min
Rated: Passed
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 12 May 1950
Plot: A major heist goes off as planned, but then double crosses, bad luck and solid police work cause everything to unravel.

Episode 7: Key Largo

Key LargoWe’ve gone far too long on this podcast without encountering Humphrey Bogart, so we’re remedying that with an episode about Key Largo!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil the ending. The film can be currently be found for streaming rental on Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, and Vudu. Netflix also has it on DVD if you have their disc delivery service.

Our next episode will be our first foray into modern noir: Brick! Listen for it on September 7th!

Key Largo (1948)
Key Largo poster Rating: 7.7/10 (40,482 votes)
Director: John Huston
Writer: Richard Brooks, John Huston, Maxwell Anderson
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall
Runtime: 100 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 31 Jul 1948
Plot: A man visits his war buddy's family hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.