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Totally Pretentious is a movie discussion podcast hosted by two movie dorks who would rather spend their weekends watching and talking about movies than taking out the garbage or just about any other mundane task. Of course, dorks though we may be, we’re still of the mindset that there are far too many great films that never get the awards recognition they deserve. Each episode, we discuss one feature film, exploring its historical context, themes, legacy, and/or its artsy-ness. Totally Pretentious is part of The Skiffy and Fanty Show podcast network. If you want to find out more about us and our other shows, go to skiffyandfanty.com.

Totally Pretentious Shaun Duke and David Annandale

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Totally Pretentious is a movie discussion podcast hosted by two movie dorks who would rather spend their weekends watching and talking about movies than taking out the garbage or just about any other mundane task. Of course, dorks though we may be, we’re still of the mindset that there are far too many great films that never get the awards recognition they deserve. Each episode, we discuss one feature film, exploring its historical context, themes, legacy, and/or its artsy-ness. Totally Pretentious is part of The Skiffy and Fanty Show podcast network. If you want to find out more about us and our other shows, go to skiffyandfanty.com.

    Totally Pretentious #19. Fitzcarraldo (1982): The Colonial German Man and His Opera of Wickedness

    Totally Pretentious #19. Fitzcarraldo (1982): The Colonial German Man and His Opera of Wickedness

    In today’s episode, David and Shaun take a good look at Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo (1982). Before digging into the film, they discuss the controversy surrounding lead actor, Klaus Kinski, including relatively recent revelations about his abuse of his daughters and his relationship with other actors and Werner Herzog. From there, they look into the film’s themes of […]

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    Totally Pretentious #18. Cat People (1942) and The Seventh Victim (1943): The Terror of the Other and the Beast Within

    Totally Pretentious #18. Cat People (1942) and The Seventh Victim (1943): The Terror of the Other and the Beast Within

    In today’s episode, David and Shaun turn their attention to Cat People (1942) and its loose sequel, The Seventh Victim (1943). Together, they discuss the impact these films had on the development of the horror genre, the terror of the beast within, the treatment of cults and psychiatry in each film, and much more! Prepare yourselves […]

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    Totally Pretentious #17. M (1931): The Nature of Evil, Citizen Mobs, and the Terror Within

    Totally Pretentious #17. M (1931): The Nature of Evil, Citizen Mobs, and the Terror Within

    In today’s episode, David and Shaun once more talk about the films they’re currently enjoying, from big blockbusters to television epics and more. Then they turn their critical brains to the film of the day:  Fritz Lang’s M (1931). They cover some of the history behind the film — including 1930s Germany and the background of the […]

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    Totally Pretentious #16. Succubus (1966): Avant Garde Femme Fatale, Jesús Franco’s Ouevre, and Late 2016s

    Totally Pretentious #16. Succubus (1966): Avant Garde Femme Fatale, Jesús Franco’s Ouevre, and Late 2016s

    It’s the triumphant return of Totally Pretentious, David and Shaun’s silly-with-a-side-of-pretentiousness movie review project that disappeared for a brief moment in time. But now they’re back with an episode they recorded a long time ago and forgot to release! In today’s super late episode, David and Shaun talk about some of the films they saw (back […]

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    Episode 15. High Noon (1952): Masculine Heroes, the Old West, American “Values,” and Late Oscars

    Episode 15. High Noon (1952): Masculine Heroes, the Old West, American “Values,” and Late Oscars

    What do you get when you make a film that even John Wayne hated?  The classic man-on-his-own Western, High Noon (1952; dir. Fred Zinnemann).  This episode, David and Shaun discuss the history of High Noon, it’s treatment of classic Western tropes, its representations of masculinity and religion, and much more!  Plus, we have some very late thoughts about the […]

    Episode 14. The 2016 Oscars Nominees (a.k.a. GripeFest 2016)

    Episode 14. The 2016 Oscars Nominees (a.k.a. GripeFest 2016)

    GripeFest  2016 is here!  In our 14th episode, Shaun is joined by Rachael Acks to discuss the 2016 Academy Awards.  Which movies don’t belong?  Which movies are sorely missed?  What the heck is wrong with the Oscars this year?  Listen to find out what we thing about everything from gender and race issues in the […]

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