Charley Varrick + The Nice Guys

Charley Varrick + The Nice Guys
Podcast: Double Feature
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Rooting for bad people. How human conflict helps audiences enjoy the bad acts of bad people. Charley Varrick is a self interested man who do...

Posted May 10, 2018
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
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Rooting for bad people. How human conflict helps audiences enjoy the bad acts of bad people. Charley Varrick is a self interested man who doesn’t seem too bothered by everyone around him being shot, tortured, or meeting an otherwise terrible fate. When a small immoral act turns out to have been a big one, how does the responsibility of having committed it respond? Shane Black’s history of pulp’d fiction. The little American Pulp novel and the little Italian yellow novel. People love conflict! Successful conflict and its relationship to the fuck-you-ending. Rolling the bolder up Franz Kafka Hill.

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Charley Varrick

Charley Varrick


Released: October 19, 1973
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Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr

A man, his wife, and their friend, stage a bloody bank robbery, unaware they are stealing money from the Mob.

The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys


Released: May 20, 2016
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Director: Shane Black
Writer: Howard Rodman, Dean Riesner
Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice

In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.

 
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