Criterion Reflections – Episode 4 – Summer 1969 Part 1

Criterion Reflections is David Blakeslee’s ongoing project to watch all of the films included in the Criterion Collection in chronological order of their original release. Each episode features panel conversations and 1:1 interviews offering insights on movies that premiered in a particular season of a year in the past, which were destined to eventually bear the Criterion imprint. In this episode, David is joined by Jordan Essoe and Trevor Berrett to discuss five titles from the Summer of 1969: Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Love is Colder than Death, Vojtech Jasný’s All My Good Countrymen, Robert Downey Sr.’s Putney Swope, Louis Malle’s Phantom India and Nagisa Oshima’s Boy.

Episode Time Markers

  • Introduction: 0:00:00 – 0:08:34
  • Love is Colder than Death: 0:08:35 – 0:35:19
  • All My Good Countrymen: 0:35:20 – 1:20:23
  • Putney Swope: 1:20:24 – 1:42:35
  • Phantom India: 1:42:36 –  1:55:27
  • Boy: 1:55:28 – 2:44:27

Love is Colder Than Death (6/26/69)
Guest: Trevor Berrett (from “The Eclipse Viewer”, 2015)

All My Good Countrymen (7/4/69)
Guest: Jordan Essoe

Putney Swope (7/10/69)
Guest: Trevor Berrett (from “The Eclipse Viewer”,  2015)

Phantom India (7/25/69)
Guests: Trevor Berrett and Keith Enright (from “The Eclipse Viewer”, 2016)

Boy (7/26/69)
Guest: Trevor Berrett


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