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Marvel Movie Minute Season Five • Captain America: The First Avenger • Minute 50

CATFA 050: Bar Wipes and Star Wipes

Minute Fifty: From The Director Cutting to Punching Hitler in Philadelphia

Joining us on the show today and the rest of the week, it’s Jessica Plummer, author of Sword, Stone and Table as well as the host of Flights and Tights: A Superman Movie Podcast.

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

The montage continues and we’re loving every minute of it. Steve and the actors who look curiously like the Howling Commandos get reprimanded by the director for looking into the camera. We love this Easter Egg and others like it. Plus, it’s a fun way to paint a picture of how performers like Steve were used in this period. The musical numbers get bigger and we enjoy the Busby Berkeley aspect to it. Clearly Joe Johnston does as well. No issues with the rhymes or meter in Menken’s and Zippel’s song today either! There’s some talk about the origins of wipes like the bar and radial wipes we see in the montage. And we question the strange travel pattern Steve and the Tour seems to be taking. And let’s not forget the inclusion of ‘Adolph Hitler’ in the tour now! Someone to punch!

Where else will Captain America punch Hitler? Tune in!

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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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