The Long Good Friday (1980)

On a transatlantic odyssey to discover the magic of Bob Hoskins, the Shat Crew instead finds itself wondering “is this Ireland?” and “did all the English look alike in the 1970s?” Come get lost with us in “The Long Good Friday.”

In this episode, Gene laments the loss of ’70s pub culture and criticizes the film’s wasted deaths with no emotional impact. Dick focuses on the “slasher film” vibe of the movie and praises the complexity of Harold Shand. And in a rare moment of cinematic insight, both Shat hosts critique the camera angles, sets, plot and editing of “The Long Good Friday.”

Of course, we also make time to talk about Hoskins’ sexy shower scene, Helen Mirren’s impact on a young Dick Ebert and the technique of dramatic irony.

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