In this episode of Film & Whiskey, Bob and Brad continue their exploration of films directed by Billy Wilder with his 1953 POW classic Stalag 17. They paired the film with the fifth and final whiskey in their lineup of Benchmark bourbons, the Benchmark Full Proof.
Bob and Brad discuss the film's themes and performances, as well as the notable Benchmark Full Proof bourbon. During their tasting, they talk about the flavors and aromas of the whiskey and compare it to the other Benchmark bourbons they've tried in previous episodes.
Later on, they play "Two Facts and a Falsehood," where Bob and Brad compete against each other to guess which statement is false. They also discuss the film's direction and provide their final analysis and scores for both the movie and the whiskey.
Overall, this episode is an entertaining and insightful conversation about a classic film and a delicious whiskey.
08:45: Brad Explains
11:20: Themes and Performances
30:09: Benchmark Full Proof review
41:45: Two Facts and a Falsehood
46:25: Final Analysis
52:45: Let's Make it a Double
55:05: Final Scores
In this episode of Film & Whiskey, Bob and Brad dive into the world of Billy Wilder's 1953 film Stalag 17. The film is set in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II and follows a group of American soldiers as they try to uncover the identity of a traitor among them.
Bob and Brad discuss the film's themes and performances, with particular attention paid to the lead character, played by William Holden. They also delve into the film's style and direction, noting how Wilder's use of black comedy and his subversion of the traditional war movie genre make for a unique viewing experience.
In addition to their film discussion, Bob and Brad also taste and review the Benchmark Full Proof bourbon. The whiskey has a rich, complex flavor profile with notes of vanilla, caramel, and oak. Bob and Brad compare it to the other Benchmark bourbons they have tried in previous episodes and give their overall impression of the brand.
As the episode progresses, Bob and Brad play their signature game "Two Facts and a Falsehood," where they try to outwit each other with obscure trivia about the film and whiskey industries. They also provide their final analysis and scores for both the movie and the whiskey, giving listeners a complete picture of their opinions on the pairing.
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