We’re back! Finally. Wes reveals that he doesn’t know the title of the film. We discuss why we avoided saying explicitly just what sort of “influence” Mabel is under. We talk about Charlie Kaufman movies and the possibility of doing an episode on “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” the origins of the word “kismet,” and the fact that Erin can inadvertently kill famous people just by thinking about them. Erin talks about her love of killer whales and we wrongly tease “Billy Budd” as our next episode. It’s actually “The Great Gatsby.” Then “Billy Budd.”
Is the podcast too long? Do we do too much synopsis? Erin reads more of Roger Ebert’s funny review of the film, and we try to figure out whether Benjamin an insufferable creep. We express some sympathy for Mrs. Robinson, and discuss whether she’s the only person in the movie you’d want to have a conversation (or drink) with. We thank new patrons, and Erin talks about Clouzot and back-to-school preparations. Wes is going to be busy this fall but will soon be moving to The Canary Islands. Next up, “The Great Gatsby.”
Wes & Erin discuss how the episode went; why we recorded one episode per stanza about a a 22 line poem; how popular we are in New Zealand; our cover art, and Wes’s nefarious plan to manipulate people into caring about literature via vintage advertising; our love of “The Odyssey” and “The Iliad”; and whether we should do an episode on Charles Bukowski.
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