Sun, 7 June 2020
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" had some minor technical difficulties midway through so this week's discussion of both "Psycho" films, the 1960 original by Alfred Hitchcock and the 1998 remake from Gus van Sant, had to be recorded separately and spliced together. Hear Ben and Nate's thoughts on the two "Psychos", the idea of remaking art so precisely, and whether Hitchcock still works in a modern day media setting.
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Episode 266 includes:
-The world erupts in protests over police brutality, but will it stick this time and really change things? What does it mean when the "bad apples" are all there is?
-Ben goes all in on "Butt Boy," a cop thriller about a man who hides people up the portal inside his butt.
-Nate says "The Vast of Night" feels like a narrative-based podcast, though this isn't a bad thing for the right viewer.
-Classic Movie -- "Psycho" (1960)
-The genre-smashing original from Alfred Hitchcock that made people look at their showers differently.
-Cult Movie -- "Psycho" (1998)
-Gus van Sant's near shot-for-shot remake was released in 1998 to people asking, "Why bother?" Does it hold up better over time or is it a strange folly?