Love and romance on film: Classics and our favorites


    Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman near the end of the classic film, "Casablanca."

    Hour 2

    In time for Valentine’s Day weekend, we review Hollywood history for the evolution of love in U.S. cinema, great love stories on film, and our favorite moments of love from the movies. From “Casablanca” to “The Way We Were” to “Rob Roy” to “Out of Sight,” movies and their depiction of love  – from passionate courtships to carried torches to epic romances – have captivated audiences around the world, and we take stock of that legacy on today’s Radio Times. Joining Marty in the discussion will be film historian JEANINE BASINGER, Chair of the Film Studies Department at Wesleyan University and founder and curator of the Wesleyan Cinema Archives. We’ll also talk to PETER STROMBERG, professor of Anthropology at the University of Tulsa, and author of “Caught in Play: How Entertainment Works on You.”

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