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.
Conor and Luke have goodbyes to say as this is the last show before Luke leaves Ireland for Canada. Consequently the show features The Long Goodbye, and The Big Lebowski!
There will be a gap until late November while we settle things down, and then the show will be back in time to start the Blockbuster season.
(00:00) The Long Goodbye
(18:11) The Big Lebowski
(58:19) Wrap up
This week we spoke to Tom Shone, author of Blockbuster, one of the most interesting and entertaining books about movies out there. As always it’s a long-form interview, talking about the book, blockbusters of the seventies and eighties, and movies in general. Tom was very generous with his time and we had a great time talking to him.