4.36 – THIEF (1981) & Honour

This week’s film is an early one from Michael Mann, king of the crime genre: THIEF. After some reviews, we talk about whether Frank’s personal ethics are more like those in PARKS AND REC or OROCHI, as well as discussing the acting successes of Jim Broadbent, and thinking about the BREAKING BAD moments towards the end of the film.

Next Time
We move into the 90s with our next film — a significant one for us — THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995).

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Footnotes We kick things off with a highbrow reference; read about Dante’s INFERNO here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inferno_(Dante). Continuing the theme, here’s a link to the episode we did focusing on the idea of personal honour — and what can go wrong: http://www.kaiju.fm/prestige/4-01-orochi-and-futility. Incidentally, the number of websites that exist like this is astonishing: http://ryuc.info/sample/s_code_of_honor.htm

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