CCU37: Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

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Mark and Aaron fly back to 1939 to discuss Howard Hawks’ classic Only Angels Have Wings. We evaluate the special effects, how the film built suspense, the context of aviation in the late 1930s, and later films that embody a similar masculinity. We also reveal the winner of our Don Hertzfeldt contest and talk about region free players.

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Show notes:


0:00 – Welcome and Intro
1:50 – Don Hertzfeldt giveaway winner
7:55 – Podcastaggedon
12:40 – Region Free Player
18:05 – Short Takes (Everybody Wants Some, Amy, Blue Velvet, Chimes at Midnight, Son of Saul, A Vermont Romance)
39:20 – Only Angels Have Wings

Don Hertzfeldt Tweets

Episode Links & Notes


The Newsstand

On the Screen: Out 1 and the Jacques Rivette Collection

CriterionCast Chronicles

220 Electronics

Multi-System Electronics Amazon Store

Criterion: The Special Effects of Only Angels Have Wings

Criterion: Only Angels Have Wings

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Criterion Close-Up: Facebook | Twitter | Email

Posted on May 15, 2016, in Criterions, Film, Podcast. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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