#825: The Underground Railroad / White Heat ('40s Noir #6)
Historically set but featuring flourishes of magical realism, Barry Jenkins's adaptation of Colson Whitehead's THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD is not quite what it first appears to be. All ten parts come to Amazon Prime this weekend. This week, Adam and Josh review the series' first couple of episodes, full of admiration for the Jenkins aesthetic, the cast and the score from regular Jenkins collaborator Nicholas Britell. Plus a conversation about 1949's WHITE HEAT, the final film in the '40s Noir Marathon, which features a dynamic performance from James Cagney as a psycho crime boss with a mother complex.
0:00 - Billboard
1:22 - Review: "The Underground Railroad"
Nicholas Britell, "Bessie"
36:18 - Next week / Notes
45:25 - Poll
53:13 - '40s Noir #6: "White Heat"
1:16:23 - Outro
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