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#742: Being John Malkovich at 20 / Dietrich-Von Sternberg #4 - The Scarlet Empress

In 1999, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH marked the auspicious debut of two geniuses: screenwriter Charlie Kaufman ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Synecdoche, NY") and director Spike Jonze ("Where the Wild Things Are," "Her"). 20 years later, the movie remains surprising and innovative, and its concerns - artistic fulfillment and artistic exploitation - feel as current as ever. Adam and Josh revisit MALKOVICH as part of their 9 From '99 series, and wrap up their Marlene Dietrich-Josef von Sternberg Marathon with 1934's (preposterous? preposterous on purpose?) THE SCARLET EMPRESS and the marathon awards, "The Boas."

This episode of Filmspotting is sponsored by Grammarly.

0:00 - Billboard
1:26 - 9 From '99: "Being John Malkovich"
Jay Som, "Nighttime Drive"
35:16 - Next Week / Notes
38:45 - Josh on "Honeyland" / Adam on "American Factory"
47:19 - Massacre Theatre
54:31 - Donations
57:05 - Dietrich-Von Sternberg #4: "The Scarlet Empress"
1:20:41 - Dietrich-Von Sternberg Awards
1:44:09 - Close


- Jay Som


- Josh's Honeyland review


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