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Special guest Emily Kubincanek joins us for a double milestone feature of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca, which just celebrated 80 years since its release, as well as Jacques Becker’s final film Le Trou (or The Hole), which recently had its 60th anniversary. As always, we lay out the context for what makes these films so memorable all these years later, plus there’s a little contention between the Cinemaholics on both films, so stay tuned to hear where we all land.


  • 00:00:00 – Just another day at the British Esquire Enquirer
  • 00:02:25 – Intro & Show Overview
  • 00:08:45 – Rebecca
  • 01:01:30 – Le Trou

Music in this episode: The theme of Rebecca, composed by Franz Waxman; music from the trailers for Rebecca and Le Trou.

Cinemaholics in this episode: Sam NolandEmily Kubincanek, & Jon Negroni

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Jon Negroni

Jon is one of the co-founders of InBetweenDrafts and our resident film editor. He also hosts the podcasts Cinemaholics, Mad Men Men, and Film Section. He doesn't sleep, essentially.


  • KatePlusH8 says:

    I’m a big fan of REBECCA, but one thing I’m really loving about this Extra Milestone thing is the willingness to meaningfully criticize films that are sometimes “sacred cows” for other critics. I didn’t agree with all of Jon’s criticisms, but more than a few of them are really good points worth considering. Emily should be on the show more, by the way! It’s great hearing a new voice on the show.

    • Sam Noland says:

      Jon is never one to shy away from advocating for the devil! And definitely look forward to hearing more from Em in the near (and far) future 🙂 Thanks for listening!

  • Robert S. says:

    “Le Trou” is one of my favorite all-time movies that doesn’t have a musical score. Really glad you guys covered a Jacques Becker film this month.

  • More of a Commenter, Really says:

    This is an interesting double feature I would’ve never considered before…In a way it’s fun to contrast this 1940 Hitchcock film with a 1960 Becker film that came out the same year as one of Hitchcock’s most well-known films.

  • youknowtengeanu says:

    “British Esquire Enquirer.” I swear, how do you guys come up with this stuff.

    • Sam Noland says:

      Quite haphazardly to be honest (although it is roughly 90% thanks to Jon)! That’s part of what makes it fun, though 🙂 Thanks for listening!

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