Feb 13, 2016
“I want to drive a truck straight through her head”: it's the Valentine's Day episode at AKoD! Where we're taking a look at a couple of under-appreciated movies about couples getting a second chance at happiness through a strange twist of fate, starring women struggling with unfortunate of-the-moment haircuts, three names, and trying to get credit for being able to both act and sing. We admire the tricky structure of If Only (2004), with Jennifer Love Hewitt and some British guy who does a lot of TV; and defend the John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John vehicle Two of a Kind (1983), recipient of a puzzling amount of critical venom, on the basis of its auteurish idiosyncrasy and class realism. We hope our podcast, and these movies, enhance your Valentine's Day, whether for giggles or as part of a nihilistic anti-VD campaign!
Fellow (Time) Travelers:
The Time Travel Nexus (now with 100% more Mary Helen Norris!)
And... fellow podcasters Jenn, Hyde, and Matt at:
Time (Travel) Table
1:43 If Only (2004)
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Finally, as suggested by listener Jay, here's an Amazon link to Dave's time travel novel, Hypocritic Days (published by Insomniac Press), which is set in the pulp magazine and film worlds of the early 1930s. Please do let us know if you check it out.
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)
Bette Davis + lounge singer in Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory (1939)
Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure