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Nov 18, 2015

Elise and Dave look at two late-90s, low-budget, little-known indies, the high- concept/single-gag (depending on your point of view) MAN OF THE CENTURY (1999) and the ahead-of-its time (linearly speaking) THE STICKY FINGERS OF TIME (1997). Frank Gorshin's presence in the former film occasions autobiographical digressions about your hosts' abortive adventures in screenwriting. Dave inexplicably neglects to mention that the protagonist of his screenplay was a nicotine-addicted rabbit who substitutes carrots for cigarettes. Elise, prompted by the title and imagery of STICKY FINGERS, gets off-the-chain explicit. And in the feedback section: some breakthroughs.


Time (Travel) Table

0:00:00 Man of The Century (1999)

1:13:00 The Sticky Fingers of Time (1997)

2:28:00 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