This week on the podcast, the team begins a month-long arc of Technicolor films by discussing Zoltan Korda’s 1939 film, The Four Feathers.
They also discuss the latest additions to the Hulu Plus channel, the 2012 Wacky New Years Drawing, “My Criterion”, the latest Netflix news, and what they’ve been upto over the holiday break. (see links below)
The Four Feathers film discussion begins at the 49 minute mark.
This Technicolor spectacular, directed by ZoltÃ¡n Korda, is considered the finest of the many adaptations of A. E. W. Mason’s classic 1902 adventure novel about the British empire’s exploits in Africa, and a crowning achievement of Alexander Korda’s legendary production company, London Films. Set at the end of the nineteenth century, The Four Feathers follows the travails of a young officer (John Clements) accused of cowardice after he resigns his post on the eve of a major deployment to Khartoum; he must then fight to redeem himself in the eyes of his fellow officers (including Ralph Richardson) and fiancée (June Duprez). Featuring music by MiklÃ³s RÃ³zsa and Oscar-nominated cinematography by Georges Périnal and Osmond Borradaile, The Four Feathers is a thrilling, thunderous epic.
Buy The Film On Amazon:
- New additions to Criterion’s Hulu Plus channel
- Travis’ “My Criterion” page
- Wacky New Years Drawing Hints At 2012 Titles
- January releases:
- Belle de Jour
- Three Popular Films By Jean-Pierre Gorin (Eclipse Series)
- The Moment Of Truth
- The Four Feathers on Criterion.com
- Essay by Michael Sragow (Four Feathers: Breaking The British Square)
- DVDBeaver’s review of the Four Feathers
- Jamie S. Rich’s review of the Four Feathers on CriterionConfessions
Next week on the podcast: Jean Renoir’s The River