Jan 27, 2023
Our Dorothy McGuire Acteurist Oeuvre-view begins with Claudia (1943) and The Enchanted Cottage (1945), in both of which she's paired with Robert Young. We talk about the qualities McGuire imported to the screen from the stage role she made famous, in the 1941 play Claudia, by Rose Franken, David O. Selznick's marketing of them, and the career vicissitudes that possibly negated this nascent persona. After diving deep into the complex psychology of Claudia, we discuss John Cromwell's great romantic fantasy, The Enchanted Cottage, and the metaphorical implications of its fairy tale. And in Fear and Moviegoing in Toronto, the Delphine Seyrig retrospective continues with Alain Resnais' Muriel and Jacques Demy's Donkey Skin.
0h 1m 00s: Introduction to Dorothy McGuire
0h 15m 45s: CLAUDIA (1943) [dir. Edmund Goulding]
0h 45m 23s: THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE (1945) [dir. John Cromwell]
1h 14m 57s: FEAR & MOVIEGOING IN TORONTO – MURIEL (1962) by Alain Resnais & PEAU D’ANE (1970) by Jacques Demi (From TIFF’s Delphine Seyrig series)
1h 23m 35s: Listener mail with Simon
* Listen to our guest episode on The Criterion Project – a discussion of Late Spring
* Marvel at our meticulously ridiculous Complete Viewing Schedule for the 2020s
* Intro Song: “Sunday” by Jean Goldkette Orchestra with the Keller Sisters (courtesy of The Internet Archive)
* Read Elise’s piece on Gangs of New York – “Making America Strange Again”
* Check out Dave’s Robert Benchley blog – an attempt to annotate and reflect upon as many of the master humorist’s 2000+ pieces as he can locate – Benchley Data: A Wayward Annotation Project!
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