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    The Televerse #139- M*A*S*H with Dan Toland

    We welcome new cohost Sean Colletti to the podcast this week, and fortunately there was plenty of interesting TV to discuss. First we take a look at the comedies, including a preview of Louie, the pilots of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Bad Teacher, and the Parks and Rec finale. Then we talk […] More

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    New on Video: Robert Altman’s ‘Nashville’

    “With its eclectic cast of individuals from all walks of life (typical for Altman), its sprawling narrative of disjointed personal and professional connections (ditto), and its setting of a distinctly American city around the time of our nation’s bicentennial, Nashville comes across as more than a fictional depiction of characters embodying certain nationalistic traits; it truly feels like the film itself is America in a nutshell.” More


    Greatest TV Pilots: M*A*S*H

    Any film buff knows the legacy of Robert Altman’s 1970 black comedy film MASH. First realizing that you’re laughing hysterically and then intellectualizing that the context of the humour is a “meatball surgery army base” in the middle of the Korean War says some interesting things about where we can find comedy. More

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    An Uneasy Peace: The Disappearing War Film

    They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; One nation shall not raise the sword against another, neither shall they learn war any more. Isaiah 2:4 War is a nation’s ultimate commitment of blood and treasure.  As such, the stories a people tells about its wars – and don’t tell […] More