Lions, Towers & Shields #82 August 31, 2023
Sunset Boulevard

Diva with a Monkey

We watch Billy Wilder’s story of a silent film queen’s life in middle age and the screenwriter who stumbles into her world. Noir, melodrama, dark humor, horror. It’s all here in this classic, staring Gloria Swanson. She’s all of 46 when she made this movie, but a has-been like her character. This episode is full of excellent trivia and unexpected connections made by our super-smart panel.

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The Movie: review/commentary on a single classic film

The Self-Referential LTS

This is the last episode of the LTS summer season. We’ll be back in October with more classic movies.

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