I join hosts RogerBW and Nick Marsh to talk about the 1984 Wim Wenders film Paris, Texas. (Plus, announcing a related new section here at the site.)
They did keep telling us, all through the four seasons of *Battlestar Galactica,* that the Cylons had ‘a plan,’ but we never really got the details. Sure, we assumed that the plan was to destroy humanity — that much was obvious — but was there more to it?
Gentleman’s Agreement proves that The Lost Weekend of two years earlier wasn’t an aberration — Hollywood in the 40s, while not abandoning sheer entertainment (though often with solemn underlying themes), began exploring serious social problems in an upfront manner. Gentleman’s Agreement may be a trifle too earnest at times, but it’s obvious that screenwriter Moss Hart and director Elia Kazan felt strongly about their subject.