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Arthouse Legends Podcast

Welcome to Arthouse Legends Podcast - Where High Art and Geek Culture Collide! The goal of this podcast is to take a look at critically acclaimed and well-received films and consider if these films truly deserve their revered status in the cultural zeitguest. Using our combined film knowledge, geeky obsessions and general fart jokes, we take a bite out of much-beloved films, sometimes in love, other times in scorn, but never out-of-bounds.

Nov 4, 2014

In 1939, Frank Capra released his most ambitious film yet about a noble everyman who is called upon to fill the seat of a newly deceased US Senator. In the lead was a relative nobody named James Stewart whose performance would cement the first brick on his path to becoming a cinematic icon. Also for the ride were Jean Simmons and Claude (explitive) Rains* as the film not only became a sensation with critics and audiences, but became one of the most intimidating films for fascist regiemes of the time. But is the film a paradigm of democracy or should it be called to order? Eric, Kent & Lobster have the best seats to the procedings.

*to be explained in the episode


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