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Nov 27, 2020

In a curious finale to our Setsuko Hara Acteurist Oeuvre-view, we briefly examine a couple of epics by Hiroshi Inagaki surrounding Hara cameos: The Three Treasures, a.k.a. The Birth of Japan (1959), based on the Yamato Takeru legend, in which Hara plays a Shinto goddess, and Chūshingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no...


Revised Schedule - From Here to a Post-Pandemic World (Hopefully) - November 2020 to April 14, 2023

Nov 22, 2020

November 27, 2020: Acteurist oeuvre-view – Setsuko Hara – Part 10 : BIRTH OF JAPAN AKA THREE TREASURES (1959) & 47 RONIN (1962)

December 4, 2020:  Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Fox Film Corporation – 1934: MUSIC IN THE AIR (dir. Joe May) and JUDGE PRIEST (dir. John Ford)

December 11, 2020: Acteurist...


Nov 20, 2020

A proleptic episode in which we anticipate our future Acteurist Oeuvre-view of the career of (retired) Greatest Living Actor, Sir Daniel Day-Lewis. The foretaste comes in the form of two films in which Day-Lewis plays men willing to do anything to preserve a vision that ultimately comes down to taste, and inspires...


Nov 16, 2020

Just in time for the six week festive season!

Brew yourself a hot beverage and revisit a pre-quarantine period when Elise & Dave had far less excuse for holing up in their apartment to record 4 hour podcast episodes.

This cup of chiaroscuro cheer should put you right in the mood for our 2020 Noir Noël (THE LADY IN THE...


Nov 13, 2020

For our Warner Bros. 1934 episode, two tragicomic movies in which Aline MacMahon plays a lovable small business owner with man problems: Side Streets, directed by Alfred E. Green, and Heat Lightning, directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The latter in particular, we conclude, could only have been made by Warner Bros., and gives us...