End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday May 18, 2022 (Episode #248)

This week on End Credits, we get into Father’s Day a little early with a pick that might well be classified as a “Dad Movie.” From the less-than-well-known annals of the Second World War, we’ll be reviewing the new spy drama Operation: Mincemeat. Along with that, we’re going to talk about some other good war movies with our very special crossover guest host.

This Wednesday, May 18, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and guest co-host Scotty Hertz will discuss:

War! What is it Good For? Movies!! This week’s movie pick takes us back to World War II, a time and place that science tells us is the setting for 18 per cent of all movies released every year. Before talking about this war movie, we’re going to talk about our other favourite war movies including a submarine tale, a heist in the middle of the first Gulf War, and two star-studded vintage “Dad Movies” from the 60s that you can probably already guess the titles of.

REVIEW: Operation: Mincemeat (2022). Sicily was the “soft underbelly” of Europe, and everyone knew it. The Nazis would be ready for any attempt by the Allies to land on its shores, and the causalities would be immense. The effort to take back Europe may well have been over before it started. So what did British Intelligence do? They made up battle plans to invade Greece, and they made up an officer to “accidentally” deliver them to the Hitler. The story is retold again in Netflix’s Operation: Mincemeat, but is this a mission that you should accept?

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.

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