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The Next Reel Film Podcast

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Subscribe to THE weekly podcast for movie people! Features in-depth reviews of classic films and contemporary hits, with ratings, rankings, and interviews.

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The Adventures of Robin Hood • The Next Reel
Tasmanian Errol Flynn had already proven himself a solid action star for Warner Bros. in films like Captain Blood, so when the dealings with James Cagney to play Robin Hood fell through, Flynn seemed like a logical choice. And it’s lucky for all of us that things went this way because Flynn created one of the most iconic portrayals of Robin Hood that has graced the silver screen. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue our Robin Hood series to talk about Michael Curtiz’s and William Keighley’s 1938 film The Adventures of Robin Hood. We talk about the differences in the myths and portrayals of the title character between this and the Douglas Fairbanks version, and how these differences affect our opinion of the film. We look at Errol Flynn and how effective he is as the titular character. We chat about the rest of the cast that stands out to us – Olivia de Havilland, Alan Hale, Claude Rains, and Basil Rathbone. We discuss the stunt work – both archery and swordplay – and how it all came together to make for incredibly effective action sequences. And we touched on the fabulous use of technicolor. It’s a wonderful and thrilling film that’s well worth checking out. It holds up as a central figure in the modern Robin Hood myths. We have a great time chatting about it. Check it out then tune in! The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel’s Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • Hulu • YouTube Script Transcript Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd Sponsor: Audible — Download the book of your choice free, or search for our recommended pick this week: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle!
Robin Hood (1922) • The Next Reel
Stories of Robin Hood, the nobleman who stole from the rich to give to the poor, go back for centuries, with tales as far back as the 1300s. The story has been told in countless ways, and when cinema was invented, filmmakers began telling this story on film. The first version was made in 1908, but the first one that really created an iconic character of Robin Hood was Allan Dwan’s 1922 tale starring Douglas Fairbanks. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we kick off a new series looking at cinematic versions of Robin Hood with Dwan’s 1922 film Robin Hood. We talk about what works in the film and what doesn’t – notably the long setup of the main character. We look at Fairbanks and gauge how well he works for us. We look at some of the other key performers and how well they play. We discuss the tone shifts – from silly, cartoon humor to violent murder scenes. We talk about the tropes of Robin Hood and what works here. And we touch on King Richard the Lion-Hearted’s possible homosexuality and how (and if) this film deals with it. It’s an interesting film to start off with and one that will be a fun benchmark for the rest of the films in the series. So check it out then tune in to this week’s show on The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel’s Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: Amazon • YouTube Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd
Secret Origins of Superhero Cinema at Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019 • Bonus
Before Steve Rogers could do this all day, before Batman asked Superman if he could bleed, before Venom got weirdly obsessed with the pancreas, there was a superhero boom in the movies of the late 80s and early 90s that paved the way for the golden age we are presently experiencing. But how did these movies prepare audiences for seeing comic book heroes on the big screen? What mistakes did they make? A topic this big is too big for one show, so our own Andy Nelson joined the folks behind Road To Infinity and Most Excellent 80s Movies podcasts have teamed up to create an epic crossover event. No stone left unturned, no flop left unflipped, and you are right in the middle of the recording session at Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019!
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Started
Nov 11th, 2011
Latest Episode
Jun 27th, 2019
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No. of Episodes
546
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About 1 hour
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