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Sunday, June 04, 2006

Guys & Dolls, The Movies

Guy movies. Chick flicks. Everybody knows what the staples of each type are. And everybody knows which ones they haven’t seen.

In installment two of the Shame-Faced podcast, Rosemarie and I delve into what makes a movie work for each gender. We also finally get around to watching a classic chick flick (Dirty Dancing) and guy movie (The Great Escape) that both of us somehow missed.

All that and more in Shame-Faced the podcast, episode two. Direct download all twenty-two minutes and 8MB of it, or get it at iTunes. Either way, it’s some good listening.


Blogger Bill said...

I tried to post this once, and it didn't seem to work. I apologize if this is a double post.

What I said was that if you'd never encountered the word termagant before, you were making the shamefaced admission that you haven't read "Rip Van Winkle," which is where I enountered the word somewhere in the distant past. And I can't resist quoting: "I have observed that he [Rip] was a simple, good-natured man; he was, moreover, a kind neighbor, and an obedient henpecked husband. Indeed, to the latter circumstance might be owing that meekness of spirit which gained him such universal popularity; for those men are apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home. Their tempers, doubtless, are rendered pliant and malleable in the fiery furnace of domestic tribulation, and a curtain-lecture is worth all the sermons in the world for teaching the virtues of patience and long-suffering. A termagant wife may, therefore, in some respects, be considered a tolerable blessing, and if so, Rip Van Winkle was thrice blessed."

10:27 AM

Blogger Matt Hinrichs said...

Terrific podcast. You were finding your way on the first one, but you both have a great rapport going on this one - and now I have to go and watch The Great Escape, another "classic" that's eluded me. Cheers!

7:51 PM


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