FS #291: Love Story / Love Affair / Top 5 Date Movies
Friday, 12 February 2010 01:00
Feb 12: Every February 14th, These United States of ‘Merica celebrate the pagan holiday of Saint Valentine’s Day, which commemorates Martin Luther’s victory over the Visigoths at Valley Forge (or something like that). Obviously impaled by an arrant Cupid’s arrow, Filmspotting caught Valentine fever this week and called a programming audible. Instead of reviewing their patented “gritty independent film of the week that no one will ever see,” the lads decided to catch up with a pair of classic romances that virtually everyone except your intrepid reviewers have already seen: 1970’s famous weeper "Love Story" and 1939’s "Love Affair," starring the legendary Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. They also wade through some great Listener Feedback and offer up their Top 5 Date Movies, which Matty probably cut and pasted from his profile on singlelutheranslookingforlove.com.

Also on the show: Music by Sulek and Massacre Theatre -- presented by Pixar Talk. This week's winner will get the Pixar DVD of their choice.

Listen to Filmspotting #291
Filmspotting #291
:13-20:12 - Review: "Love Story" / "Love Affair"
Music: Sulek, "Marigold"
20:54-25:30 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: A. Willis)
25:31-31:15 - Voicemail, Polls
31:16-43:05 - Listener Feedback
Music: Sulek, "Nothing At All"
43:44-54:48 - New DVDs / Donations
54:49-1:10:57 - Top 5: Date Movies
1:10:58-1:13:46 - Close / Next Show / Outtakes

- "How Green Was My Valley" was released in 1941. It beat out "Citizen Kane" for the best picture Oscar.

- In "Love Affair," Maria Ouspenskaya plays Charles Boyer's grandmother, not Boyer's mother.

- The article Matty referred to about Sidney Poitier is "Why Does White America Love Sidney Poitier So." We discussed it during our New Hollywood class because both "Guess Who" and "In the Heat of the Night" were on our syllabus. I seem to recall reading somewhere that the author later admitted he might have been extremely high when composing it.

- Jeff Goldsmith's Creative Screenwriting podcast can be accessed through iTunes here.

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