It only seems fair that a week after Sam's semi-dismissal of the classic "West Side Story," Adam responds with his own semi-blasphemous take on Jacques Demy's 'film in music' "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg." The fifth film in our Musicals Marathon, "Cherbourg" (1964) is a sincere homage to the great musicals of the past, as well as a clever commentary on those films' conventions. To his credit, Adam acknowledges Demy's achievement in creating a poignant film where every line is sung; he just didn't care so much for the tune. Sam, on the other hand, comes out of the gate singing the film's praises... literally.
Also on the show: Listener Feedback (I heart New York edition) and our Top 5 Movies About Money.
Note: Like Tuesday's show, this podcast was recorded with Adam in Chicago and Sam in New York. For some reason, Sam sounds fine and Adam sounds vaguely like he's speaking into a Fisher-Price Karaoke machine. We're not sure what went wrong, but we'll be sure to correct it for next week.
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Cinecast #95 :39-18:02 - Musicals #5: "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" 18:03-19:16 - Audio Feedback Music: Bottle Rockets, "A Living Hell" 20:09-30:26 - Listener Feedback (Audio, New York Movies) Music: Bottle Rockets, "Mendocino" 32:14-46:36 - Top 5 Movies About Money
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