Marvel Movie Minute Season Five • Captain America: The First Avenger • Minute 29

CATFA 029: Red All Over

In this minute of Joe Johnston’s 2011 film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ Dr. Zola interrupts Schmidt’s portrait session to discuss the discovery of Dr. Erskine’s whereabouts.

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Minute Twenty-Nine: From Zola’s Entrance to Zola’s Question

Joining us for this episode, we have Doctor Arnold T. Blumberg from ATL Publishing!

In the twenty-ninth minute of Joe Johnston’s 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger

We talk opera in this minute. What’s going on with the opera edits here? Did opera fans complain? Regardless, it’s big and emphatic for the scene. Zola sees the portrait and if you freeze the movie at just the right moment, you get a flash of Red Skull. But has Zola not seen this look? Is it just too shocking? Is Schmidt ashamed of his look? Or perhaps it’s a power relationship thing? And how about that portrait artist? He’s a pure delight and the actor delivers in his wordless performance. So what exactly is Dr. Zola’s role? And we now know that Schmidt is trying to find Dr. Erskine, but it’s not to get him back. Seems he’s keen on destroying him and his experiments.

Plenty of opera talk in this one. Tune in!
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