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Lola Montès (1955)

Max Ophuls’ last film is unlike any other he’d made before.

Episode Notes

In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the drama Lola Montès (1955), directed by Max Ophuls.

Other titles mentioned in the episode:
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
La Ronde (1965)
The Earrings of Madame De… (1953)
Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)
Caught (1949)
Summer With Monika (1953)
“Have One on Me”
Vertigo (1958)
The Life Aquatic (2004)
The Naked Kiss
In the Bedroom
Jules and Jim (1962)
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
The Red Shoes (1948)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

On the next episode: Billy Wilder’s The Apartment (1960).

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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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  • 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.