There was no formal holiday episode of Someone Else’s Movie this year … but now that I think about it, there are two. Whit Stillman’s double-feature felt like an unexpected gift, and this week’s episode is celebratory in a different sort of way.
The movie is The Fisher King, and the pleasure that my guest Aaron Costa Ganis clearly takes in Terry Gilliam’s film — and in Richard LaGravenese’s script, and in Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams’ performances — feels like it’s about to spill over into the world like the end of A Christmas Carol, even though we recorded it in Manhattan over the Thanksgiving weekend.
I dunno. It just feels nice. And as we bid farewell to 2016 and see what fresh hell awaits us in 2017, a little “god bless us, every one” couldn’t hurt.