Fri, Oct 4, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

David Thomson on 'Moments that Made the Movies'

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Humphrey Bogart in "Casablanca"
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Humphrey Bogart in "Casablanca"

Remember the opening scene of "Sunset Boulevard," with William Holden floating face down in a swimming pool? Or Ingrid Bergman asking Dooley Wilson to "play it Sam" in "Casablanca?" How about Al Pacino's trip to the men's room in an Italian restaurant in "The Godfather?" Those are some of the scenes that film historian David Thomson spotlights in his new book, "Moments that Made the Movies." What makes a celluloid moment endure? We'll talk to Thomson about his picks, and we want to hear from you: what are you all-time favorite movie moments?

Host: Rachael Myrow


  • David Thomson, film critic and historian; and author of "Moments That Made the Movies," "The New Biographical Dictionary of Film," and "Have You Seen...?"

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