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Have You Seen...? WGVU Public Media
Have You Seen...?
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In ‘Have You Seen...?’ film school fugitives Scott Vander Werf and David Hast chat about their favorite movies, movie genres, and the people who made and make the movies. They select from all of movie history; from the beginnings of the art form more than a century ago, through the golden age of Hollywood, world cinema, and up to the present day. Scott and David aim for a blend of nostalgia and education, shedding light on the who, why, and how of the movies. ‘Have You Seen…?’ is a production of WGVU Public Radio in Grand Rapids, MI.

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  • David Hast and Scott Vander Werf discuss the Italian Neo-Realism movement that occurred after the end of World War II. It was a school of filmmaking that influenced movie makers around the world
  • David Hast and Scott Vander Werf talk about movies that changed cinema. They look at six movies that range from classic Hollywood to the French New Wave and some contemporary examples. The movies they discuss are: Breathless, Citizen Kane, Psycho, 2001, A Space Odyssey, Jaws and Marvel's Iron Man
  • David Hast and Scott Vander Werf discuss Man on Wire, the Academy Award-winning documentary about Phillip Petitt, who walked a high-wire between the World Trad Center buildings in 1974. Directed by James Marsh, it’s presented as a heist film
  • 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 Scott Vander Werf discuss the Spike Lee classic, Do the Right Thing. Released in 1989 it stars Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Danny Aiello, Samuel L. Jackson, Giancarlo Esposito and Rosie Perez
  • 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