Movies We Like • episode 402 • Bambi with screenwriter Todd Alcott

Bambi • A Conversation with Screenwriter Todd Alcott

April 17, 2023

Screenwriter Todd Alcott joins us to talk about the masterful Disney classic BAMBI from 1942. Why does this seemingly simple story about a passive deer growing up without a clear sense of purpose work so well? In the words of Alcott, it’s about life. It’s an unforgettable conversation. Tune in!

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May 9, 2019

How well do Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman work on screen together? Does Paul Henreid work as the other man? And how about that song? Tune in to this week’s show to hear us talk about these things and more.

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Now, Voyager

November 10, 2016

Irving Rapper’s 1942 film Now, Voyager may have met with mixed reviews but it certainly found its audience, showing that people were thrilled with the on-screen pairing of Bette Davis and Paul Henreid in a story about a woman learning to come out of her shell. It helped that Davis connected so much with this role. She fought for the part and got it, creating one of her iconic and romantic screen personas. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue our Bette Davis series with Rapper’s film Now, Voyager.

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Kings Row

June 5, 2015

“Kings Row” was adapted from a much racier novel from 1940 and had to be sanitized quite a bit because of the Hays Code. They had to leave some pretty big elements out — homosexuality, mercy killings, incest, nymphomania — but even with that, the film still is very dark because of the issues it does deal with. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we continue our Black and White Cinematography of James Wong Howe series with Sam Wood’s 1942 film “Kings Row.”

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