Sacred Quests

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.

As usual, you can find the show on iTunesGoogle Play and Stitcher, or download the episode straight from the site. And enjoy it! See you in the new year.

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