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Scott Vander Werf

  • David Hast and Scott Vander Werf talk about The Conversation. Written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman, the film that was ahead of its time looking at privacy and surveillance
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love The Bomb is one of the greatest American cold war movies. David Hast talks with Scott Vander Werf talk about the Stanley Kubrick classic
  • David Hast and WGVU’s Scott Vander Werf discuss the three films of contemporary director Robert Eggers; The Witch, The Lighthouse and The Northmen. Eggers presents a unique, personal vision in his highly imaginative filmmaking.
  • David Hast and Scott Vander Werf talk about the seminal hard-boiled detective film The Big Sleep. Directed by Howard Hawks and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, The Big Sleep is adapted from the classic crime novel by Raymond Chandler
  • David Hast and Scott Vander Werf talk about the 1947 film The Man I Love starring Ida Lupino and directed by Raoul Walsh. It’s a film noir that mixes family and jazz
  • David Hast and Scott Vander Werf talk about the Werner Herzog modern classic Aguirre, The Wrath of God starring Klaus Kinski. It’s a film that set the precedent for Herzog’s vision of humankind and nature
  • Beauty and the Beast was originally a French fairy tale published in 1740 by Villeneuve but it’s best known today as the animated Disney movie from 1991. On this episode David Hast and Scott Vander Werf take a look at the original adaptation, the live-action Beauty and the Beast from poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau that was made in 1946
  • David Hast and Scott Vander Werf talk about The Asphalt Jungle starring Sterling Hayden and directed by John Huston. It’s a proto-heist film, a police procedural, and a classic crime film
  • David Hast and Scott Vander Werf look at the 1941 film Sullivan’s Travels, directed by Preston Sturges, a movie that combines serious drama, comedy and romance
  • Charles Laughton was one of the great character actors in both British and American movies. On this episode, David Hast and Scott Vander Werf talk about his acting career in films like The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Mutiny on the Bounty and the one film he directed, The Night of the Hunter