Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
We’ve never seen Katharine Hepburn in a film. We’re so ashamed.
CW: Frank discussions of racial prejudice, microaggressions and interracial relationships, swearing.
Green Book was one of the absolute worst movies we’ve ever endured. And it’s still got an outside shot at multiple Academy Awards. So this week, we decided to watch a movie that’s endured as a cinema classic because of just how well it deals with issues of race and interracial relationships. The real stars of the film are obviously Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, who just sparkle in every scene they’re in. But even more so, the script for this film swings for the fences every single time and hits more than it misses. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner isn’t the greatest film of all time, but it’s certainly one of the most important films of all time, and after more than 50 years it’s still incredibly relevant today.
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Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.