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Aug 31, 2016

Dave and Elise examine an unlikely cinematic duo, Our Town (1940), Sam Wood's adaptation of Thornton Wilder's experimental Pulitzer-winning play about turn-of-the-19th-century American small town life, death, time, and family, and Synecdoche, New York (2008), Charlie Kaufman's experimental movie about a theatre director in a small American city (Philip Seymour Hoffman), death, time, and family. Well, I guess it doesn't sound all that unlikely when you put it like that. Although we've once again gone off the beaten path of strict time travel, that produces some of our favourite episodes, and this is one, so we hope you'll like it too.


Time (Travel) Table:

0:01:37            Our Town (1940)

1:56:47           Synecdoche, New York  (2008)

3:39:41           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