Marvel Movie Minute Season Five • Captain America: The First Avenger • Minute 34

CATFA 034: Chekhov’s Microphone

In this minute of Joe Johnston’s 2011 film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ Steve lays down in the rebirth device and chats with Dr. Erskine, who apparently drank all the Schnapps. Howard Stark is here running things! Agent Carter gets booted from the ground floor. And Dr. Erskine starts his big speech.

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Minute Thirty-Four: From Climbing into the Rebirth Device to the Start of Erskine’s Speech

Joining us on the show today, we’re joined by Matthew Costello, author of ‘Secret Identity Crisis: Comic Books and the Unmasking of Cold War America’.

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

We kick this minute off with a discussion about accents. Whose works the best in the film? Steve lays down in the cradle of the rebirth device and finds out that Dr. Erskine drank all the Schnapps. How does Erskine do at making Steve feel comfortable? Do you think Steve’s nervous when he sees Howard Stark’s involved? Is Howard nervous about his abilities to get the job done? Or is he just frustrated by the city of Brooklyn’s ability to live up to his standards? How about the microphone feedback trope? How about Erskine asking Agent Carter to leave? And we discuss the connection between Walt Disney and Howard Stark.

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Andy Nelson and Pete Wright pick up the Infinity Saga Phase I mantle with Captain America: The First Avenger one patriotic minute at a time. 

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