Friday 2 February 2024

Episode 40 - The Steve of Dave Block

After a couple of good titles, no.

Parts of this one have aged like milk.  The attitudes about spousal assault are, with 2024 eyes, pretty gross.  Frankly, some of it was even with 1976 eyes.

ISAAC HAYES.

There was a plan to eventually spin Isaac Hayes and Louis Gusset Jr off into their own show.

There is a lot of nice commentary on social issues and the differences between now and then (now being 1976, then being 1955).

Oh yeah, we are in to 1976!  The greatest hockey game ever played was played on New Years' Eve 1975 by the Montreal Canadiens and the Central Red Army Sports Club.  It was a 3-3 tie, though Montreal outplayed the Russians at every turn.

Some cool choices by the director here, especially the shot with the jackboots.

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