“Our works in stone, in paint, in print, are spared, some of them, for a few decades or a millennium or two, but everything must finally fall in war, or wear away into the ultimate and universal ash - the triumphs, the frauds, the treasures and the fakes. A fact of life: we're going to die. "Be of good heart," cry the dead artists out of the living past. "Our songs will all be silenced, but what of it? Go on singing." Maybe a man's name doesn't matter all that much.”
Last week, the Classroom Critics attended a screening of Vertigo, a film many consider to be Hitchcock's magnum opus. In this episode, the Critics analyze this tale of obsession and reflect on the cathartic experience of seeing it on the big screen. Be sure to let us know what you think of this film.
After a long break, we decided to return with something truly great. Actually, this is an impromptu episode that covers one of the worst films ever made. We apologize in advance for the audio quality, but we decided to record this episode at a loud, local pub. So just imagine yourselves as listening in from a nearby table. Next time, we’ll find a quieter nook.
One of just three films to win all five major Oscars, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest explores the power of the human spirit and how it can triumph in the face of oppression. Join The Classroom Critics as they analyze this Milos Forman masterwork.
Recorded "live" and in black and white from a dark meeting room on the SNHU campus, Dr. Andrew Martino and William Ivers discuss Carol Reed's noir masterpiece, The Third Man--perhaps film history's most irresistibly bizarre classics.