The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Ingrid Bergman • Member Bonus • Cactus Flower • D: Gene Saks

Cactus Flower • Member Bonus

February 28, 2022

For our February member bonus episode, the members voted to jump back into our Ingrid Bergman series with her 1969 comedy ‘Cactus Flower.’ Walter Matthau’s in it, and this is where Goldie Hawn made her mark and won her Oscar! We have a great time chatting about this movie so check it out and tune in!

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August 20, 2020

Does Costa-Gavras’ film feel as relevant today as it did in 1969? How does the structure of the storytelling work in detailing the elements of this political thriller? Should it have won Best Picture in addition to Best Foreign Language Film? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

July 26, 2013

William Goldman is often credited as the first screenwriter to sell a spec script, meaning he wrote a script without getting paid for it then sold it once he was done with it. It’s common in the novel-writing world, but in the late 60s, it was unheard of in the film business. That script was “The Sundance Kid & Butch Cassidy,” which legendary producer Richard D. Zanuck, who was running 20th Century Fox at the time, optioned for twice what they were allowed to, knowing it was going to be big. And he was right. We continue our Couples On the Run series with George Roy Hill’s 1969 western, “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid.”

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