Not strictly new – but kind of. For the second episode, I’ve gone for a Cimino classic: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. And while the old review wasn’t bad, I’ve added a few touches to liven it up a little; I’m not sure if any of you read the previous version, and certainly none of you have seen the update version, so this is basically a new post! I know, going against my word, so just count your lucky stars, you.

I’ve managed to upload the podcast to the some of the more respectable podcast providers, so if you want to listen (and subscribe!) on any of Spotify, Apple, Castbox, Radio Public or Pocket Casts (Google Podcasts should be coming soon…), the choice is yours!

Hope you enjoy.

The Awesome Bleakness Of The French Connection Over-The-Shoulder Podcast

This happens to be a great film, yet also an action film, yet also with a deep, dark message. How? In the modern age, it’s sad that all of those are basically exclusive from one another. But, back in the early seventies, The French Connection was just about ready to revolutionise cinema… This episode is also available as a blog post: https://overtheshoulder129848657.wordpress.com/2021/05/23/the-awesome-bleakness-of-the-french-connection/ — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/over-the-shoulder/message
  1. The Awesome Bleakness Of The French Connection
  2. Unlike Your Usual Western, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Captures Something Beautiful
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14 Comments

  1. Clicked on the link at the bottom and think you need to revise that. It’s all the html stuff for your podcast.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I think it should work on the website for the time being, but I’ll get that checked out.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Brian Hannan says:

    One click and I don’t know where I am – looks like all the gobbledegook you get on your screen when something goes wrong and you have to call in an expert to fix it. New link please.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Are you seeing a Spotify player at the top of the post, Brian? That should work. The link for some reason isn’t right on the WordPress reader, but if you go on the actual website there should be a player that works fine.

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      1. Brian Hannan says:

        Will try that. Spotify – now I’m living! Do you get 0.0000001p every time someone listens in?

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Haha! I wish. I *could* monetise the podcast, which would mean you’d have to pay a subscription (99p a month, say) to be able to listen. Am I that cruel?

          Yes, but there are two problems standing in my way: 1) It’s a massive rip off to pay money for a robot reading my reviews, and 2) I doubt anyone is willing to cough up any money anyway, so I would have no listeners.

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  3. beetleypete says:

    I saw that film on release at the cinema, and thought it was great. I haven’t seen it for decades since, but I suspect it still holds up.
    Cheers, Pete.

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    1. It does! Still superb.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Brian Hannan says:

    Who is that freaky voice?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Could it be Clint Eastwood reading his sermon?

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  5. Brian Hannan says:

    Are you playing all the instruments for the music? Like Tubular Bells?

    Liked by 2 people

    1. If Mike Oldfield is new age music, then I am certainly new age podcasting…

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Brian Hannan says:

        New age at one point for sure.

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