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May 31, 2016

It's an episode of complicated plots. Dave and Elise struggle to understand the plot and world of Toni Dove's visually and formally inventive sci-fi noir SPECTROPIA (2006), and admire the plot of John Dahl's forgotten UNFORGETTABLE (1996). Elise explains why Ray Liotta is androgynous. Dave defends John Dahl's directorial distinctiveness. Anti-capitalist 1930s toasters anachronistically quote DETOUR (1945).

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Time (Travel) Table:

0:01:37     Spectropia (2006)

0:53:00     Unforgettable (1996)

2:53:00      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