The second of our film noir discussions on Near Film with Helen Ryan. This week Conor and Luke discuss The Big Sleep, a classic of the form, featuring Bogart and Bacall and based on the novel of the same name by Raymond Chandler.
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 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)