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Marvel Movie Minute Season Five • Captain America: The First Avenger • Minute 78

Wearing the Shell

Minute Seventy-Eight: From Private Lorraine to Howard Stark

Joining us today, we have Jason Dittmer, Professor of Political Geography at University College London and author of ‘Captain America and the Nationalist Superhero’.

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

Private Lorraine kisses Steve on behalf of all the wives in America but… it still feels written. The forced kiss. The lady scorned. The attempt at a comeback. Everything feels like the rom-com tropes they’re pulling from. It doesn’t work for us. But we do get to talk more about fondue.

Howard clears things up for Steve, but really just tells him that his problem is that he’s thinking – the bane of every male. Again… very written. But we do get to talk about how his lab feels like the progenitor of Q’s labs in the Bond films.

It’s a minute that feels very written, but allows for a lot of great conversation. Tune in!

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Assemble.

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