Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wings - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on Wings, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

Here's a re-release trailer for the film:

We mentioned the amazing dolly shot in the Parisian club that influenced Rian Johnson when he directed The Last Jedi. Here you can see the comparison for yourself:

If you're interested in the film's legendary director William Wellman, check out this documentary on his amazing adventures and his career in Hollywood:

The finale of the film depicts the battle of Saint Mihiel. Here's some newsreel footage of the read battle and its aftermath:

Here's a video running down the nominees and winners for the first Academy Awards ceremony held on May 16, 1929:

Although he didn't win any awards for his performance in Wings, Charles "Buddy" Rogers was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his charitable work at the 1986 Academy Awards. Here, Bob Hope presents Rogers with the award:

Rogers and Richard Arlen spoofed their Wings roles in several TV shows. Here they appear as themselves on "The Lucy Show" as Lucy and Carol Burnett graduate from flight attendant school:

And here they are in an episode of Petticoat Junction, attending a long-delayed premiere of the movie:

Thanks for listening!

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