Why Does It Exist?

Podcast #7: Lucky Lady (1975)

In Podcasts on January 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

The good, the bad, the ugly.

The history of cinema is littered with memorable love triangles: Jules, Jim and Catherine. Bella, Edward and Jacob. Benjamin, Elaine and Mrs. Robinson. Nowhere on any list of that type will you find the weirdo triangle/polyamorous team of Gene Hackman, Burt Reynolds and Liza Minelli in Lucky Lady. The unfortunate collision of 1970s libertine spirit and 1930s screwball nonsense, Stanley Donen’s much-maligned 1975 flop Lucky Lady finds no fans in Dan and Alex.

This episode includes but is not limited to:

– Actual semi-coherent discussion of film history

– Actual semi-disturbing discussion of threesomes involving Dan and Alex

– Why we hate organizing things and being in charge of things

– Juliette Lewis

– Dan’s roommates building a bike rack for several hours


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Music this week provided by Reversing Falls. The song ‘Is This Thing On?’ off their upcoming LP can be found here. Reversing Falls will be opening for Real Estate on January 18th at La Sala Rossa in Montreal – info here.

  1. […] (Michael Caine) at his own game with the help of a plucky dame (Diane Keaton). It’s sort of like Lucky Lady without all of the mismatched orgy sequences and the half-hour boat […]

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