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Wednesday
Sep032014

Podcast Pt 1: Smackdown Companions & Left Feet: A Love Story

As a companion piece to the Supporting Actress Smackdown, we recorded a companion podcast. In the first half we talk misleading movie posters, Oscar campaigns, the outcome of the smackdown, Jim Sheridan's My Left Foot and Paul Mazursky's Enemies A Love Story and directorial,  acting choices, sexism, and point-of-view storytelling.

You can listen at the bottom of the post or download on iTunes. Continue the conversation in the comments. We'd love to hear your comments on either film, and what your big takeaway from this month's Smackdown was. 

Smackdown Pt 1: My Left Foot Love Story

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Reader Comments (4)

There's really nothing I love more than listening to smart movie lovers talking about movies. These smackdown companions have been a real gift.

September 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

Olin and Wiest are my favorites and Dianne would get my final vote.

The whole "Enemies segment" was fascinating. Nathaniel, I share your point of view regarding Masha. She will go down with that relationship and she knows it.

I'm curious about that My Left Foot poster. The one I recall it's beautiful and it has no faces, just a stained glass painting of a foot and a rose. It's very Picasso.

September 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

mike -- glad you're enjoying. They're fun to do, too. I just wish it didn't take so damn long to assemble the panels and watch all the films and and and and. but yeah. I love having these conversations.

September 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

@PeggySue (hi!): That was the poster for My Left Foot's initial theatrical release, and I loved it, too. The beautiful-Daniel, triumphant-nurse poster was always the cover of the VHS and later the DVD. I don't know if it ever replaced that first one during the theatrical run; it seems likely as a post-Oscars tactic, when the film platformed more widely. So glad you reminded me/us of the original, though!

September 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNick Davis

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