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Dec 11, 2015

Elise and Dave consider a narratively complex alternate reality extravaganza, MR. NOBODY (2009), and a time travel movie with a complex, A THOUSAND KISSES DEEP (2011). Each film offers a different answer to the question: are we doomed by our radical freedom of choice or our radical lack of it? Elise gets out the knives. Dave soft-pedals frantically. In the feedback section, we take David O. Selznick and Jennifer Jones seriously.


Time (Travel) Table

0:00:00 Mr. Nobody (2009)

1:35:00 A Thousand Kisses Deep (2011)

2:37:00 Mailbag


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Intro Credits:

The Dream Syndicate "That's What You Always Say"

Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten (along with Debussy's music) in William Dieterle's Portrait of Jennie (1948)


Outro Credits:

Bette Davis + lounge singer in Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory (1939)


Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure