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Mar 25, 2022

In this episode of our Daniel Day-Lewis Acteurist Oeuvre-view, we go from the depths of obscurity, the straight-to-video Eversmile, New Jersey (1989, directed by Carlos Sorin), to the heights of box office success, with Day-Lewis's first, and only, Hollywood action movie, The Last of the Mohicans (1992, directed by Michael Mann).We praise the hilarious slice of madness that is Eversmile, New Jersey, in which Day-Lewis plays a quixotic missionary for "dental consciousness" in Patagonia, arguing that it contains a great Day-Lewis performance, and discuss The Last of the Mohicans' treatment of the French and Indian War. 

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:    EVERSMILE, NEW JERSEY (1989) [dir. Carlos Sorin]

0h 29m 30s:    THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (1992) [dir. Michael Mann]

0h 58m 47s:    Listener Mail with Adam {on the mystery genre}


* Marvel at our meticulously ridiculous Complete Viewing Schedule for the 2020s

* Intro Song: “Sunday” by Jean Goldkette Orchestra with the Keller Sisters (courtesy of The Internet Archive)

* Read Elise’s latest film piece on Preston Sturges, Unfaithfully Yours, and the Narrative role of comedic scapegoating.

* Check out Dave’s new Robert Benchley blog – an attempt to annotate and reflect upon as many of the master humorist’s 2000+ pieces as he can locate – Benchley Data: A Wayward Annotation Project! 

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