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Feb 11, 2022

For our Valentine's Day 2022 episode, we examine Leos Carax's unique take on romantic love, from the adolescent autocritique of Boy Meets Girl (1984) to the anarchy and ecstasy of Les amants du Pont-Neuf (1991) to the abyss-gazing of his mind-boggling musical, Annette (2021). We discuss Carax's repeated association of love with abjection; his critique of the artist; and the many links between comedy, violence, and puppets.


Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:    Boy Meets Girl (1984) [dir. Leos Carax]

0h 28m 20s:    Les amants du Pont-Neuf  (1991) [dir. Leos Carax]

0h 47m 07s:    Annette (2021) [dir. Leos Carax]


* 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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