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Roman Holiday (1953)

The role that catapulted Audrey Hepburn to Hollywood stardom.

Episode Notes

In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the romantic comedy Roman Holiday (1953), directed by William Wyler.

Other titles mentioned in the episode:
Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
The Big Country
(1958)
The Children’s Hour
(1961)
Ben Hur
(1959)
The Little Foxes
(1941)
Mrs. Miniver
(1942)
Five Came Back
1917
(2019)
Funny Girl
(1968)
Liberation of L.B. Jones
(1970)
Jezebel
(1938)
A Star Is Born
(1937)
Charade
(1963)
The Lavender Hill Mob
(1951)
Gigi
Cleopatra
(1963)
Hollywood on the Tiber
(2009)
Quo Vadis
(1951)
Keystone Kops
The Pink Panther
(1963)
Mission Impossible
(1996)
Holiday
(1938)
The Awful Truth
(1937)
An American in Paris
(1951)
Singin’ in the Rain
(1952)
Cairo Station (1958)

On the next episode: Youssef Chahine’s Alexandria …Why? (1979)

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Production by Chau Tu.

About the Show

Every two weeks, film critics Dana Stevens (Slate) and K. Austin Collins (Rolling Stone) revisit notable films from the past—movies outside of the current releases and that have influenced modern culture and canon—and analyze them with a contemporary, critical eye.

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Hosts

  • Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

  • K. Austin Collins is a film critic for Rolling Stone and a crossword constructor for the New Yorker and the New York Times.