Episode 610: Burt Reynolds

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  1. Yonah says:

    How on earth could you guys forget Samuel Fuller’s 1969 classic, “Shark,” starring Burt Reynolds?

    I joke of course (though every Fuller movie deserves to be seen, even that one). Thank you, Tyler for defending “Boogie Nights.” Reynolds definitely gives one of the movie’s best performances.

    The unweildiness of “Boogie Nights” is one of the things that makes it so great. I think it definitely works better when viewed through a comedic lens than a dramatic one.

  2. Nick S. says:

    Sherlock Holmes agreed with you on rural living:

    “Do you know, Watson,” said he, “that it is one of the curses of a mind with a turn like mine that I must look at everything with reference to my own special subject. You look at these scattered houses, and you are impressed by their beauty. I look at them, and the only thought which comes to me is a feeling of their isolation and of the impunity with which crime may be committed there.”

    “Good heavens!” I cried. “Who would associate crime with these dear old homesteads?”

    “They always fill me with a certain horror. It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.”

    “You horrify me!”

    “But the reason is very obvious. The pressure of public opinion can do in the town what the law cannot accomplish. There is no lane so vile that the scream of a tortured child, or the thud of a drunkard’s blow, does not beget sympathy and indignation among the neighbours, and then the whole machinery of justice is ever so close that a word of complaint can set it going, and there is but a step between the crime and the dock. But look at these lonely houses, each in its own fields, filled for the most part with poor ignorant folk who know little of the law. Think of the deeds of hellish cruelty, the hidden wickedness which may go on, year in, year out, in such places, and none the wiser.”

    -A.C. Doyle, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      Holy shit! This is a much more eloquent version of my exact thoughts and fears on the subject.

      – David

  3. If this link works, some of your curiosity may be satisfiable:


  4. (looks like ya gotta cut-and-paste it, but then it does the job)

  5. Gerald says:

    Thanks Tyler for the Guild of Ambience rec. I’m surprisingly into it!

  6. Ben Hunter says:

    David, I think you underestimate the wide age demographic that Out of This World appleals to. I was born in 1980 and have very find memories of this show. Memories that can’t be separated from Saturday afternoon syndicated viewings back to back with Small Wonder and feelings if bitterness of Not being able to stop time despot how prevent it was between this and Saved By the Bell.

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