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Lions, Towers & Shields #22 January 14, 2021
Detour: A road trip goes very, very badly

Come for the Aubrey Plaza Energy, Stay for the Tom Neal Back Story

Edgar G. Ulmer’s “Detour” is both a low-budget B movie, and one of the most influential and elemental examples of America’s film noir. Its stars were largely unknown, and it was released by a poverty row studio. It’s also a great film - one that was “rediscovered” by film nerds and preservationists in recent years, and has now been restored and given a Crierion release. What’s all the fuss? We’re gonna find out?

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The Movie: review/commentary on a single classic film

Next time, we’ll watch The Fountainhead (1948)

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