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)
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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