Gobbledygeek episode 267, “Falling…in Love (feat. Eric Sipple),” is available for listening or download right here and on iTunes here.
Paul and AJ take one final plunge into Hitchcock Month for a look at 1945’s Spellbound, in which Ingrid Bergman falls in love with Gregory Peck on the way to psychoanalyzing him; and 1958’s Vertigo, wherein James Stewart becomes obsessed with Kim Novak, or at least his (and Hitchcock’s) icy blonde ideal of her. Joining them on this downhill drive is Broken Magic author and The Deli Counter of Justice co-editor Eric Sipple. The boys discuss how the films deal with love and dreams, how much Hitchcock intentionally revealed of himself in his work, Salvador Dalí’s surreal contribution to Spellbound, and what Vertigo‘s reputation as the new greatest movie ever made means for its legacy.
Next: Eric is back for another dreamy outing, as we return to the series we covered in 2014’s Four-Color Flashback for The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III.
(Show notes for “Falling…in Love.”)
On Friday’s show, Paul and I began our countdown of the Top 100 Characters in Modern Pop Culture. We’ve each got our own lists, and last night we revealed our respective #s 100-91. Be sure to listen to the show for our full run-down, but here are our picks with excerpts of what we said:
PAUL: The Companion Cube (Portal)
Your weighted Companion Cube is very faithful, never talks back, and will never stab you, but sadly, it doesn’t really get a happy ending. The Companion Cube’s story is, I’m afraid, a tragedy.
AJ: Charlie Pace (Lost)
Charlie started as a one-hit wonder rock star with a heroin addiction, but along with his good friend Hurley, he quickly became the heart of the show.