Emily Kubincanek returns to Extra Milestone at last, and in no small fashion! We’re diving headfirst into the most Classic of Cinema with two brilliant films that connect to the Silent Era! First up is Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush, a dramatic comedy featuring Chaplin’s ‘Little Tramp’ that cemented many dramatic traditions while simultaneously telling a heartfelt and humorous story! From there, we jump forward to Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard, which examines the world of showbusiness, the remnants of the Silent Era, and the widespread sacrifices found in Hollywood living through a melancholy lens steeped in Film Noir tradition.
- 00:02:25 – The Gold Rush
- 00:28:35 – Sunset Boulevard
- 01:14:35 – Recommendations of similar films to seek out
MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE: “Dance of the Rolls/Auld Lang Syne” from The Gold Rush, “Interview with DeMille” from Sunset Boulevard composed by Franz Waxman, trailers for The Gold Rush and Sunset Boulevard
NEXT WEEK: Jon Negroni returns once again to discuss two enormous classics: Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon!
Sam is a frequent contributor to Cinemaholics, former co-host of Anyway, That’s All I Got, and currently hosts the weekly Extra Milestone podcast. He’ll watch anything once, but makes no guarantees about whether or not he’ll remember it.