Sunday, November 24, 2013

Episode Twenty-One: Monsieur Verdoux and Bonfire of the Vanities

Celebrating Thanksgiving with a couple of Turkeys this week, Mike and Sean take a look at two films that flopped on their initial release: Charlie Chaplin's 1947 Monsieur Verdoux and Brian DePalma's Bonfire of the Vanities, from 1990. They also discuss the career of Charlie Chaplin, get the inevitable onslaught of award-talk rolling and make their picks for Essential Cinema Feast.

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Correction: Sean said that James Agee's articles about Monsieur Verdoux were in Time Magazine. Of course the were in The Nation.

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