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#730: Top 5 Films of 1979 / Alien

John Hurt's exploding chest turns 40.

Of the films celebrating 40th anniversaries in 2019, only Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" can really compete with ALIEN's critical stature and influence, but Adam and Josh make the case for several more films from '79 that deserve to be remembered with this week's Top 5 – including films from directors Andrei Tarkovsky, Carol Ballard, Woody Allen... and Jim Henson. Plus, a revisit of their 2016 Sacred Cow review of Ridley Scott's sci-fi/horror classic.  

0:00 - Billboard
1:21 - Top 5: Films of 1979
Peter Allen, "Everything Old Is New Again" 
1:03:08 - Next week / Notes
1:07:19 - New Poll
1:11:35 - Sacred Cow: "Alien"
1:47:09 - Listener Feedback ("Alien")
1:54:43 - Close


- Josh on 2019 Conference on World Affairs panel: "When Heroes Fall: Can We Separate Art From Artists?"

- What do we do when the art we love was created by a monster?

- Adam’s full list of the best films of 1979


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