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Movies to Watch With The New Season of ‘You Must Remember This’

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26.05.2020
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Karina Longworth‘s beloved film history podcast You Must Remember This is back to tell the story of a woman whom many movie fans probably don’t recognize. Polly Platt had a hand in making a lot of classics, but her involvement has rarely been talked about until now. She worked for decades as a production designer, costume designer, screenwriter, and producer. However, she is hardly ever remembered when we think of such movies as Paper Moon, The Bad News Bears, Say Anything…, and many others involving her talents.

In the vein of Longworth’s last book, Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood, the newest season of her podcast works to recontextualize the narrative about a certain time in Hollywood. She does so through the story of a woman given little to no credit for her historical work. The podcast release is aptly timed, albeit unintentionally, in conjunction with TCM’s new podcast The Plot Thickens: I’m Still Peter Bogdanovich, in which Platt’s ex-husband and collaborator Peter Bogdanovich talks about his life and career.

In the new season of You Must Remember This, titled Polly Platt: Invisible Woman, Longworth intimately uncovers Platt’s life and career with the help of Platt’s unfinished memoir and recorded interviews with those who knew her. Although the first episode mostly focuses on Platt’s life before her breakthrough in Hollywood, there are some movies mentioned that you’ll want to see before listening to the episode. These titles not only provide an introduction to Longworth’s latest subject, but they will also help you better understand Polly Platt’s influences and impact:

Fort Apache (1948)

Polly Platt was raised in Germany while her father was in the military, and her favorite movies growing up were Westerns, especially those directed by John Ford. This one starring John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and Shirley Temple follows Civil War veteran........

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