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Talking about The Idiot (1951) with AS Hamrah!

Season 4, Ep. 9

On this non-idiotic episode of Oeuvre Busters, Liam and George welcome A.S. Hamrah to the podcast to discuss Akira Kurosawa’s The Idiot (1951), starring Toshiro Mifune, Setsuko Hara, and Takashi Shimura. Topics discussed: America’s crumbling infrastructure; Draculaesque interiors; snow; human extremes. Also, Christ attacks the money lenders!


Topics not discussed: Throwing the I Ching. 


A.S. Hamrah was n+1’s film critic from 2008 to 2019, and was the editor of the magazine’s film review supplement. He has worked as a movie theater projectionist, a semiotic brand analyst, a political pollster, a football cinematographer, a zine writer, and for the film director Raúl Ruiz. He lives in New York. His book, The Earth Dies Streaming, can be purchased here: https://shop.nplusonemag.com/collections/featured/products/the-earth-dies-streaming-by-a-s-hamrah

 

His recent article for The Baffler, “New Centuries Are Rare,” can be found here: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/new-centuries-are-rare-hamrah


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Season 4, Ep. 8
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