A film that's both a joy and struggle to watch, Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo (1982) dramatizes the trials and triumph of a man bringing what he knows is aesthetic bliss and artistic excellence to the heart of darkness. But is he insane for thinking so? How much does he resemble Kurtz, Ahab, or Quixote? And how does watching Fitzcarraldo's attempt to bring the opera to the jungle remind us of trying to get your friends to read the books you like and see the films you admire? Don't turn everything into an opera--just give it a listen!

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Two friends with strong opinions watch films separately then discuss them on the show for the first time. Can their friendship survive? Join Mike and Dan as they discuss one film each episode--and in only fifteen minutes, give or take a few. There are no long pauses, pontifications, or politics--just two guys who want to share their enthusiasm for great movies. On Twitter. On Letterboxd. Email:

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