Classic Films for Quarantine
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 462
- May 6, 2020 6:00 pm
- 50:40 mins
Kubrick’s Science Fiction Masterpiece Guest: Michael Benson, author, "Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece" Even today, "2001: A Space Odyssey" feels fresh and compelling. How this movie set the standard for the many space travel movies that followed it. Casablanca Guest: Harlan Lebo, author, "Casablanca: Behind the Scenes" "Casablanca" reflected the World War II era in which it was made, and its producers never expected it to become the classic film it has. But it endures as a moving tribute to the fate of individuals caught in the crossfire of geopolitical forces they can't control. Citizen Kane Guest: Harlan Lebo, author, "Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker's Journey" The making of "Citizen Kane," long recognized as one of the greatest films ever made, has a story as interesting and convoluted as the movie itself.