The Sound of Music (1965)

Ah, the dreaded musical!

Following a long layoff, the podcast returns from the depths of technical difficulties.  First, I briefly discuss a very interesting new book by Joe Jordan about Robert Wise, legendary Hollywood director, called Robert Wise: The Motion Pictures.

Then the Master Bo Bonner and I squabble over the merits of Wise’s classic musical, The Sound of Music, with an eye toward His Excellency Bishop Williamson’s famous letter.

The hills are again alive with the sound of podcasting.  Enjoy!

 

As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Photo by 20th Century Fox [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

A Few Good Men (1992)

As you head into the weekend, what would be better than relaxing and meditating on code, honor, and loyalty with our podcast on 1992’s A Few Good Men?  Some might say this would have been more appropriate for LAST weekend, being Memorial Day and all, but those people have unrealistically high standards for an ad hoc operation like the Catholic Movie Guy Podcast.

Long a source of disagreement between myself and theTimMan, we present our cases on the pod: he attempts to nail the movie for high crimes against cinema, while I raise the affirmative defense of it holding the Intercontinental Cable Championship Belt.

Listen to make sense of the above, or merely be a good soldier and download regardless.

 

As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Photo by Hendrike (Own work) [GFDL  or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

 

True Grit (2010)

This week, I return with a mirthful TimMan to discuss one of our absolute favorites, the Coen Brothers’ 2010 masterpiece True Grit.  Our conversation views the film from a theological perspective:  all is grace (within the movie, anyway).

Those coming for a comparison to the John Wayne original will be left wanting.  But those looking for reasons why the remake is a masterpiece – fully deserving of its 10 Academy Award nominations and its spot as the CMG’s favorite Western of all time – will not be disappointed.

 

As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Photo by Siebbi (ipernity dot com) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

Vertigo (1958)

Finally – a Hitchcock film!

This week TheTimMan returns for an in-depth (as far as a half hour goes) analysis of my favorite Hitchcock film, and one of my top 3 films of all time, Vertigo.

The film was recently voted by the American Film Institute (AFI) as the greatest film ever. Starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, it is a marvelous beauty to behold with deep themes, including a sharp critique of concupiscence and the objectification of women.

Go watch it immediately (after downloading, but before listening to, our spoiler-filled podcast)!

 

As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Photo by Mike Quinn [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

 

Podcast Episode 9 – A Man for All Seasons

Episode 9, feeling fine.

On this week’s podcast, we tackle an all time classic, A Man for All Seasons.  Currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Academy Award winner never fails to impress.  Poignant and resonant, it is a movie that, despite or perhaps because of its release date and subject matter, feels just as relevant today as ever.

We discuss the movie in light of recent events in the pontificate of Pope Francis in addition to the purely historical aspects of St. Thomas’ predicament.  We also meet Bourbon TimMan and find out my wife’s thoughts on the film.

Enjoy!

 

As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) CC BY-SA.  Above photo by Colin Smith [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.