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Episode #90 — City Lights / Mr. Tambourine Man / Agbalumo / Shake Rattle and Roll / Mike Mulligan / The Flintstones

City Lights podcast review

It’s a long one! But The Immortals get stuff done! They resolve their weird Marion storyline and jump backwards to review last week’s beloved song. Also Pedro revisits nostalgia with his bonus pick, we revisit the world of The Tramp with City Lights, listen to the Byrds, rock out while regretting the loss of steam engines and the reexamine the modern stone age family. Whoo!!!!!!

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Episode #64 — The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator podcast review

Chaplin speaks! After three films where The Tramp only went as far as singing gibberish, Chaplin takes on two roles filled with important dialog in The Great Dictator. One is the Jewish barber returning home to see his neighborhood has been turned into a World War II ghetto. The other is a childish cruel dictator who has the same mustache as Chaplin… The results are groundbreaking cinema concluding with a perfect ending.

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Charlie Chaplin Wrap-Up

Charlie Chaplin Wrap-Up podcast review

It’s as if we never said goodbye. But we did. Charlie Chaplin provided one of our most fascinating Fives to date thanks to his innovative craft and creativity. The guys look back at the movies they covered and the ones they didn’t. Also they announce the next Five…

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Episode #65 — Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux podcast review

In The Great Dictator, Chaplin played a Jewish Barber who was often like The Tramp, but not officially. In Monsieur Verdoux, he is playing something brand new. It is a character without the hopeful aspirations, instead he is a serial killer who keeps marrying and murdering women so he can financially support his original family. How do the guys react to Chaplin’s much darker experiment of a film?

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Episode #63 — Modern Times

Modern Times podcast review

Get off your vacation butt, it’s time to get back to work! While you may hate the small talk in the coffee room, it’s nothing compared to the madness The Tramp goes through in Modern Times. The guys discuss how Chaplin views the corporate viewpoints, its large comedy set-pieces and how this film started to use sound in small but meaningful ways.

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Episode #62 — City Lights

City Lights podcast review

Tramp meets blind girl. Blind girl needs surgery. Tramp tries to raise money to help the blind girl. Simple story beautifully told in what many consider to be Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece, City Lights. The guys look into what it means for the Tramp to take these avenues for the smallest amount of money, the warmth of its humor and the mystery of its ending.

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Episode #61 — The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush podcast review

It’s time to go way way back and way way west as the guys start their Charlie Chaplin Five with The Gold Rush. Their introduction to the Tramp is when he is joining so many others in risking their lives in hope to find gold in them hills. The guys look into what separates The Tramp in his search for riches, the way Chaplin plays with sadness in its romance and that pesky bear.

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Episode #64 — The Gold Rush / Back at the Chicken Shack / Jamun / (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 / We’re Going on a Bear Hunt / The Phil Silvers Show

The Gold Rush podcast review

Quiet! The Immortals are back and they’re trying to be as silent as they can. They’re up in Alaska during The Gold Rush and they don’t want there to be an avalanche. Along the way, they also went back to the chicken shack to find some jamun, which was a weird choice. Then Pedro said we have to get our kicks on Route 66, which is not at all how you get to Alaska. It wasn’t until Adam suggested going on a bear hunt did we get close to our destination. The whole thing was almost as farcical as The Phil Silvers Show. Anywho, they review stuff this week!

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