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This week, Zach is going to need a bigger boat, as we talk Jaws and the summer blockbuster.

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This week, Zach goes to dizzying heights to examine Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

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This week, Zach book ends the musical genre with a look at Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge.

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During our recording of Zach on Film: Singin’ in the Rain, our computer system crashed.  When it was relaunched, the recording was still there, and everything looked fine.  Even after the evening’s recordings, the files were still present and accounted for, everything was saved, and we went about our Major Spoilers business. Today, however, the story is a bit different. Now the system can’t find the audio files, and we’ve looked everywhere. It can find the audio files for the show we recorded immediately AFTER Zach on Film, but not the files for this episode.  This has only happened one

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This week, Zach goes down the rabbit hole and explores all the intricacies of Roman Polanski’s Chinatown.

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This week, we pull the ultimate con on Young Zach, as he gets the Kansas City Shuffle pulled on him in the 1973 caper, The Sting.

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This week, Zach gets a little freaked out over the number of Communists running around, and what they might be doing to our heads. Frank Sinatra stars in the 1962 classic, Manchurian Candidate.

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This week, Zach learns what the terms Film Noir and McGuffin mean, as he gets dark and gritty in John Huston’s 1941 classic, The Maltese Falcon.

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This week, things get dark and serious when Zach goes inside the mind of child killer in Fritz Lang’s 1931 classic, M. A simple, haunting musical phrase whistled offscreen tells us that a young girl will be killed. “Who is the Murderer?” pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert, played by Peter Lorre (Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon), closes in on little Elsie Beckmann. In his harrowing masterwork M, Fritz Lang (Metropolis, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse) merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the

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It’s cold at Major Spoilers HQ, but it is a very hot day in Spike Lee’s 1989 film, Do The Right Thing. It’s the hottest day of the summer. You can do nothing, you can do something or you can…Do the Right Thing. The controversial story centers around one scorching inner-city day, when racial tensions reach the boiling point in a tough Brooklyn neighborhood. [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/zach-on-film-006.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Subscribe to the Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed! Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed RSS Feed Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by making

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This week, Zach takes another look at an ’80s coming of age film – Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and must compare and contrast the two very different films and their themes.

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It’s Saturday detention for Young Zach, but fortunately he has some friends to help him through the day, and when he’s done he may just discover a bit more about himself, and The Breakfast Club.

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Zach laughs his way through Animal House, and then reflects upon the humor and the times. At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him. [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/zach-on-film-003.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Subscribe to the Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by making a $5.00 per month recurring donation. It will help ensure Zach on Film continues far into the future! A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and

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Zach watches The Great Escape, and has a few opinions about it. The Great Escape is a 1963 American film about an escape by Allied prisoners of war from a German POW camp during World War II, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. The film is based on the book of the same name by Paul Brickhill, a non-fiction account of the mass escape from Stalag Luft III in Sagan (now Żagań, Poland), in the province of Lower Silesia, Nazi Germany. The characters are composites of real men. The film was made by the Mirisch Company, released by

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