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4 months, 4 weeks ago
Owing to a decided - and entirely understandable - lack of enthusiasm for the project from anyone else, I embarked on a solo commentary on the 1984 movie version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
, starring George C. Scott as Scrooge. Luckily, I'm quite capable of wittering on for 90 minutes unassisted.
So, here it is
... a Christmas... treat for you? I guess?
The movie is on YouTube
should you want to watchalong with me.
Obviously, a commentary isn't an ideal way to analyse a text, so I left a lot of things out that I wanted to talk about. So you may be getting more on this. I've already written about it in passing here
WWA did another CtR on a Christmas movie (though I understand this is a vexed question now) here
Meanwhile, thanks everyone for reading my stuff this year. And thanks for being such a great community. And thanks to all those who've promoted my stuff by tweeting, retweeting, etc. And special thanks to my lovely patrons. They got advance access to this podcast. If that seems like a ...
11 months, 2 weeks ago
Sorry about the dearth of content from me lately. I've been unwell. Capable of very little serious effort. I am very grateful for your patience, and especially the apparently inexhaustible patience of my dear friend Elizabeth.
Here are two recent episodes of Consider the Reagan, a strand of the Wrong With Authority podcast in which I and my friends James, Kit, and Daniel, comment on the 80s films - made during the Reagan years - which loomed large in our lives.
More of this sort of thing soon... because watching TV and being a smartass about it is about as much as I can manage right now.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
1 year, 5 months ago
At long last, here is the first episode of a new strand of the 'Wrong With Authority' podcast supergroup, in which we (sadly we were Murphyless this time, but we expect to be fully Jamesed-up in future episodes) record commentaries on the movies that shaped and misshaped us, movies released between the first inaugurations of Ronald Reagan and George Bush the Elder.
This is 80s pop culture we're talking about pilgrim, so expect sickness.
This time, we mcfly backwards and forwards through time in a shitty car to discover that the deep psychological structure of America's understanding of its own history is best viewed through the prism of the oedipus complex.
Who'd have motherfucking thought it? Downloadify here