Ramblin: An Amblin Podcast – ‘Cape Fear (1991)’ – Podcasts

Journalist Hanna Flint joins the pod for our trip to Cape Fear.

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Robert De Niro and Nick Nolte in Cape Fear.
Robert De Niro and Nick Nolte star (Picture: Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment)

We sail the ocean blue / And our saucy ship’s a beauty / We are sober men and true / And attentive to our duty… This week, our duty takes us not to the H.M.S. Pinafore but on Martin Scorsese’s impressionistic river ride into the dark underside of America. That’s right, we’re talking 1991’s CAPE FEAR! Along for the ride is multi-hyphenate film journalist Hanna Flint (@HannaFlint), who helps us unpack its strange production history, its relationship to the noirish original, and how Marty warped an Amblin blockbuster towards his particular sensibilities. Oh, and most importantly, Max Cady’s wardrobe. It’s a weird time for the Spielberg/Kennedy/Marshall production house, there’s no doubt, but this outlier certainly sends us to heaven before sending us to hell!

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