Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Episode 38 - Controversy!

Randy asked for works that were controversial at the time of their release. 
  • Joe chose D. H. Lawrence's classic piece of smut, Lady Chatterley's Lover.
  • Amy selected Dirty Harry singled out by both Pauline Kael and Roger Ebert as "fascist" at the time of its release

Show notes

Intro Music: "Dirty Harry Theme" by Lalo Schifrin

  • Reviews of "Dirty Harry" at the time of its release: 
  • Lalo Schifrin did indeed write the theme for the television series "Mission: Impossible"
  • The closest I could find to the quotation Joe alludes to is one from Shirley MacLaine: "I am an expert in hookers. I'm an expert in doormats. I'm an expert in victims. They were the best parts."
  • Andre Braugher played Frank Pembleton on "Homicide: Life on the Street"
  • The Irish film Joe was trying to remember is actually titled "Waking Ned Devine"
  • "Dancing with the Stars" returns March 16.  Here's the cast of "stars"  
  • Willow Shields played Primrose Everdeen in "The Hunger Games" 
  • Redfoo was born Stefan Kendal Gordy and is the youngest son of Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. 
  • Here's an image of Cris Collinsworth, then and now. The hair's been trimmed, but it's still basically the same style

On the next episode

Joe returns to his Irish roots, just in time for St Patrick's Day, and asked us for tales of urban Ireland.

  • Randy chose John Ford's 1935 film The Informer.
  • Amy originally chose Colin Bateman's Murphy's Law, but it proved a bit difficult to obtain via library methods. So the pick was switched after recording to Colin Bateman's 1995 novel Divorcing Jack.

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