EFC II #88 – Cat People (1942)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#88 – Cat People (1942)
Dir. Jacques Tourneur
Starring: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Jack Holt

The eighty-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a mysterious story with elements of horror, fantasy and film noir, Cat People.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s a subtle yet effective film, I loved it.

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EFC II #53 – The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#53 – The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Dir. Orson Welles
Starring: Joseph Cotton, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Richard Bennett, Orson Welles

The fifty-third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Orson Welles’ hard to follow second feature film, plagued with a troubled production but nevertheless something quite special, The Magnificent Ambersons.

Recorded in August 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, definitely. It’s not the film Orson Welles wanted to be seen, but most of it is, and the special qualities under his direction remain, in my opinion.

EFC II #37 – Casablanca (1942)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#37 – Casablanca (1942)
Dir. Michael Curtiz
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, S. Z. Sakall, Madeleine LeBeau, Dooley Wilson, Joy Page

The thirty-seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the iconic, gold standard of a “Hollywood classic,” the one and only Casablanca.

Recorded in June 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Picture (Hal B. Wallis), Best Director (Michael Curtiz), Best Screenplay (Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s one of those films you have to say you’ve seen.

Luke: Yes, it’s a classic and deservedly so, excellent film.