The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (#61)

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This week, the guys discuss a popular genre on this list: the kitchen sink drama. Yes, it’s the gritty more realistic version of Chariots of Fire as directed by Tony Richardson – The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. The guys talk about the unreliable narrator and point of view muddying other characters, they debate if the Governor has any good intentions, they discuss the use of surprising music cues and much more. Plus: learn about two huge bands that were inspired by this mostly-forgotten film!

The guys also roll the dice to find out what they’ll be watching next week. Join us, won’t you?

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner stars Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, Julia Foster, Topsy Jane and James Fox; directed by Tony Richardson.

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