Episode 19: Manic Pixie Dream Nuts

, with special guest:

Xanadu Sq LogoThis week, we are joined by comedian Molly Glover, of Geeks Without God and Fearless Comedy fame! Our subject du jour is one near and dear to our hearts: portrayals of mental illness in film. We go big with the dark comedy in this one!

Our wine pairing for this week is Barone Fini Merlot, which certainly loosened our tongues, as this episode runs a bit longer than most. I assure you, I clipped an hour out of our recording session, and still had 78 minutes remaining. We had so many stories!

Show notes behind the cut!

Movies mentioned:
As Good as It Gets
The Snake Pit
Girl, Interrupted
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Cape Fear
Silver Linings Playbook
Mad Love
Punch Drunk Love
Young Adult
Sucker Punch
Rain Man
The Boy Who Could Fly
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
A Clockwork Orange
American Psycho
The Fighter
The Machinist
Single White Female
Gilligan’s Island (TV)
The Fisher King
Garden State
The Bridge (TV)

People mentioned:
Winona Ryder
Angelina Jolie
Jack Nicholson
Angela Bettis
Brittany Murphy
Whoopi Goldberg
Matt Allex of Apropos of Nothing
Jennifer Lawrence
Bradley Cooper
Drew Barrymore
Charlize Theron
Patton Oswalt
Jason Reitman
Aaron Eckhart
Bret Easton Ellis
H. H. Holmes
Christian Bale
Robin Williams
Jeff Bridges
Mercedes Ruehl
Amanda Plummer

Books mentioned:
Wasted by Marya Hornbacher
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Melissa also mentioned an article about Angelina Jolie’s masterful control of the Hollywood spin machine. If you’d like to read it (you really should), here it is!


    • Albatross on June 19, 2014 at 4:25 PM
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    42:00 this podcast needs a webcam!

      • Captain_Heck (@Captain_Heck) on June 25, 2014 at 5:51 PM
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      Hells Yes!

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