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  1. Wow, those are some horny dogs... We watched:
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    Musical Mondays Week 45 Oliver & Company

    LOL - Nope, I pre-ordered it and that's the title and those are the lyrics. I agree, the music is fine, but you're right, the lyrics are something else. I guess (maybe) the way he sings "I wanna Fuh You" kinda sounds like "I want to love you" so it can be taken both ways. I don't know. I just find this whole thing so shocking!
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    Musical Mondays Week 45 Oliver & Company

    SIDEBAR: Grudlian, what is happening? Is Paul singing about fuckin’? At least give a metaphor, bro!
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    All About Eve

    Re: the rear projection I noticed it too, but I figured it was so they could pass beneath the marquee with her name on it. I’m not sure why they couldn’t just do it without the rear projection, though. Was it still difficult to mic people outdoors in those days?
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    Listener Rankings

    I know a few people are interested in ranking the movies covered on Unspooled, and I thought it might be nice to have a thread for us to do so. Please feel free to use this space to share your rankings...and defend your choices to the bloody and bitter end. Here is mine! https://boxd.it/1PHoC
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    Musical Mondays Week 45 Oliver & Company

    Sorry, I’ve been mostly MIA today. I’ll probably have more to add tomorrow, but for now, did anyone else notice that one of the screenwriters was James Mangold?!
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    All About Eve

    I agree. What's great about All About Eve is that Margo and Bill are established as equals right from the start. He never once tries to convince her that in order to be happy, they need to get married or anything like that. He respects her decisions, and he never pressures her. The movie allows Margo full agency. She's making decisions on her own terms. And as long as that's the case, it doesn't matter what decade the movie was made or released. Marriage isn't inherently sexist. If they're going into it as partners, then that's great and we should be happy. Now if everyone had been telling her "Why don't you quit this life? Settle down and get married" and she was like "No, no, no." Then, at the end of the film, because of their pestering, she quits acting and marries Bill and is like, "Oh! Now I know true happiness! Why didn't I do this before?" THAT would be a problem.
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    All About Eve

    This is how I felt as well. She’s making the decision to get married based on what *she* wants - not Bill, or societal pressure, or whatever. Feminists are allowed to fall in love and get married, too
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    All About Eve

    I get that, but the way I took it was less "giving up the spotlight" and more accepting that fame is fleeting. She realizes that her star is fading, but rather than obsess and drive herself crazy about trying to maintain something she has no control over, she decides to look forward to a new era in her life. It doesn't mean she's giving up on theater altogether, just that it's not going to be her sole focus anymore.
  10. Our next one of these is currently scheduled for 8/10. Technically, we should be doing Green Lantern, and that's fine if that's what you all want to do, but I'm wondering if we should skip it. I feel like most of us have probably already seen it and I'm not sure how fun it will be. It's bad, but is it it "fun bad?" Vote up top (That's right, I know how to do polls now and I'm going to do them as often as I can!) I'm cool either way (Although I would be lying if I didn't see that I'm really, really looking forward to The Back-Up Plan)
  11. I wonder how Stan would feel about all this?
  12. It is here! https://www.rabb.it/CameronH
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    All About Eve

    I'm not sure if this was intentional or not, but I thought it was interesting that the play Margo was called Aged in Wood when, generally speaking, wood tends to get stronger as it ages.
  14. We're all set for tonight! I'll post the link for my room around 8:45PM
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    All About Eve

    "The Theater, the Theater! What book of rules says the Theater exists only within some ugly buildings crowded into one square mile of New York City? Or London, Paris or Vienna? Listen, junior. And learn. Want to know what the Theater is? A flea circus. Also opera. Also rodeos, carnivals, ballets, Indian tribal dances, Punch and Judy, a one-man band - all Theater. Wherever there's magic and make-believe and an audience - there's Theater. Donald Duck, Ibsen, and The Lone Ranger, Sarah Bernhardt, Poodles Hanneford, Lunt and Fontanne, Betty Grable, Rex and Wild, and Eleanora Duse. You don't understand them all, you don't like them all, why should you? The Theater's for everybody - you included, but not exclusively - so don't approve or disapprove. It may not be your Theater, but it's Theater for Somebody, somewhere." Honestly, in light of Shawshank, Titanic, and (sure to be soon) Sixth Sense controversies, I'm surprised this monologue wasn't brought up. I absolutely cannot stand snobbery, and Bill just breaks it all down here. I loved it.
  16. I remember when you first changed your name to CakeBug, and I resisted the change. Now Kit Walker just feels weird. Hope your parents are enjoying their stay! And, of course, we're always here for you.
  17. I just realized this was Vol 12 (Deck the Halls didn’t count as a “Volume”) Have we really been doing this for more than a year? That’s awesome! Thanks for hanging with me, guys
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    All About Eve

    Circling back to Eve and Phoebe, unlike Amy and Paul, my interpretation of that final scene wasn’t so much that Eve was obvious to Phoebe’s machinations, but rather that she was so alone that she just didn’t care. Eve’s whole journey is about seeking love and adulation. When she sees the way audiences respond to Margo, she sees that as fulfillment. However, if instead of trying to emulate Margo she actually listened to her, she would have realized just how hollow and unsatisfying that affection is. What Eve wants is Margo’s fame, what she needs is Margo’s support system.
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    All About Eve

    Oh, okay. I have no idea what’s going on over there in Facebook-Land. I just thought it was odd when he brought it up. Kind of like “I guess I should be clarifying this...” and I really didn’t understand why the onus should be on Paul and Amy. It’s not like they’ve been secretive of where they’re pulling the movies from. I guess some people just like to be spoon fed.
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    All About Eve

    Amy spoke about it in the episode, but my personal take on the Eve/Phoebe dynamic at the end wasn't just about how the "new young thing" seems to be coming more rapidly, but specifically how it applies to Hollywood and its treatment of women over a certain age. To me, it felt like All About Eve was essentially saying, "You think it was bad for Margo? At least she was able to have a successful thirty-six year career. In Hollywood, at twenty-five, Eve might already be considered over-the-hill."
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    King Kong

    This week Amy & Paul unveil 1933’s seminal monster movie King Kong! They ask if this was the first true blockbuster film, discover how the distinctive animal sounds were made, and wonder what Ann sees in Jack Driscoll. Plus: primatologist Kate Gilmore stops by to explain King Kong is not a gorilla! What do you think All About Eve is all about? If you haven’t seen it, call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your best guesses. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts.
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    All About Eve

    I get that. This was my second time watching it, and I got a lot more out of it. (It just supplanted Citizen Kane at the top of my personal list )
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