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
CINEMAHOLICS IN THIS EPISODE: Sam Noland and Emily Kubincanek
NEXT WEEK: Jon Negroni returns once again to discuss two enormous classics: Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon!
Sam, your voice is really deep for someone who is so young.
I’ve had a deeper voice than most for quite some time now. Jon could barely comprehend it when he first heard it way back in 2016 XD
SUNSET BOULEVARD is one of my all time favorites movies and Emily is one of my all time favorite Cinemaholics so there you go.
Always a pleasure to talk with Em! There’ll be many more appearances in the future. Thanks for listening!
Yes!!! More silent films!!!
I love getting to talk about the Silent Era 🙂 Definitely look forward to more on the horizon!