Cinephile Megan Dooley joins in the discussion of the Polanski controversy: his rape case and additional accusations. Is it even okay to produce a podcast examining his movies? Includes a detailed discussion of the famous case.
New Yorker cartoonist Joe Dator and cinephile Megan Dooley join in a reading of the original treatment—before any script draft was written—of Kubrick’s The Shining. It is quite different from the novel and the movie, so hunker down for some story time. Bathroom break included.
A roundtable discussion of 2001: A Space Odyssey with Vanity Fair’s Bruce Handy, science writer Corey Powell, and The Pink Smoke’s Chris Funderburg, plus an interview with Georgia Tech’s history of sci-fi professor Lisa Yaszek.
Megan Dooley stops by for one of the most action-packed segments of the movie, discussing how Hallorann’s death was originally shot, that strange costume, and who the heck those weirdoes are in the bedroom.
Andy Newman from The New York Times and performer Fran Pado discuss Hallorann’s death fixation, validate “redrum” as a gimmick, and bonus: We have our first guest who was too scared to make it through the movie!
Writer and podcaster Molly Lambert from the Night Call and Molly’s Sleazy Friends discusses everything Shelley, including her magical fairie tale kingdom on cable, as we watch Jack shifts into Scary Dad mode.