This week, the gang takes us down to film noir town with a long look at an underrated Orson Welles gem. The Lady from Shanghai starred Welles and Rita Hayworth (at the time his estranged wife) and was seen at its time of release as a disaster for the filmmaker. But was it, really? You might have gotten a hint or two from what I wrote earlier, but to be sure, listen in!
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Harriet Tubman is one of America’s most beloved historical figures but has sadly been largely relegated to just a few facts during Black History Month. This incredible ex-slave, spy, cook, nurse, public speaker and rescuer deserves a story worthy of her stature.
“Minty” – tentatively titled after Tubman’s nickname – is a “reimagining” of Harriet Tubman as an action hero. It is a period piece with a modern flare.