Gaslight (1944)

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This week, Theo of Twin Cinema (who covered this film on their show as well) joins us to talk about the classic 1944 psychological thriller Gaslight!

When a young newlywed (Ingrid Bergman, in an Oscar-winning performance) moves in with her controlling new beau Anton (Charles Boyer) into her late aunt’s home, she finds herself the victim of psychologically controlling behavior meant to keep her from suspecting her husband of criminal activities.

It’s a cracking noir with beautiful performances from Bergman and Angela Lansbury (in her debut role), so check out our episode, along with our custom cocktail and drinking game! 

(Thanks to our sponsor Cards Against Humanity as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop!)

Related links: 

Our UPROXX debut, crafting Emmy-themed cocktails for all your watch parties this Sunday!

Get tickets to our live show at PodSlam ’17, 9/23 at iO Chicago!

Get tickets to our other live show at the Chicago Podcast Festival, 10/5 at Chicago Theater Works!

THIS EPISODE'S DRINK:

gaslight cocktail

DRINKING RULES FOR GASLIGHT:

  1. Any time Paula and Anton smooch
  2. Every time you see profiles in the frame (whether or face or of statuary)
  3. Whenever you actually see a gas lantern being lit (get it? Eh?)

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Anton asks Joseph Cotten, “What do you want?” only for him to reply, “The jewels… and JUSTICE.”

Join us next week as we take a wrong turn at Albuquerque with the mid-2000s Joe Dante film Looney Tunes: Back in Action!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film/TV critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound (where he is a Senior Staff Writer), Crooked Marquee, IndieWire and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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