This week on the show Conor and Luke look back to one of the great adventure films of the 1980s, The Goonies. We conclude our screwball comedy season with What’s Up Doc? Table Time also gives thumbs up to Emo Phillips, Radio Lab and The Tobolowsky Files.
This week Conor and Luke find that Miller’s Crossing is both an undervalued Coen brothers movie and also an under appreciated classic of the gangster genre. They find that time has been less kind to The Hudsucker Proxy, a Coen brothers foray into Screwball. Table Time discusses the Raffles books, Deadly Premonition on Xbox and Dead Rising 2. Question time asks what movies should be over ninety minutes and it proves a tough question.
This week Conor and Luke were divided by a tiny drunk man, named Arthur (1981). They were reunited by Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell for the excellent screwball comedy His Girl Friday (1940). Also discussed was HBO’s new Game Of Thrones and a film neither Luke nor Conor has seen called Wrestlemaniac, whose title made a very strong impression on the gentlemen of The Wireless Express Show. A listener question about long movies was addressed, with a discussion of some great movies over the ninety minute mark.
This week Conor and Luke grappled with the question:
What is more romantic, a couple of nights on the road with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, or five snowbound months being seduced by the Overlook Hotel?(In order to really examine these questions, they watched The Shining and It Happened One Night. Later they talked about The Critic, Dr Katz and Dune)
This week Conor and Luke are confronted by the wall of intellectual and conversational force that is Fran Lebowitz and the documentary about her: Public Speaking. The Screwball Comedy season begins with Bringing Up Baby, one of the funniest movies of all time and definitely the funniest movie of all time that had a leopard in it. For Table Time Luke discusses the book For One Week Only: The World of Exploitation Films by Richard Meyers, and Conor shamelessly plugs a podcast project he has dreamt up where he will attempt a thousand interviews over on athousandstories.org. (The sentence about the shameless plug contained a shameless plug, and this sentence is shame-free too)