Special Guests: Glenne Headly, Garyn G. Roberts, Dan Kampling
Guest Co-Hosts: Jared Case, Frank Santopadre
Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy is a beautiful recreation of the four-color world of Chester Gould's square-jawed detective. It's also something of an uneasy marriage of Stephen Sondheim songs, Madonna, and a cavalcade of character actors as Gould's "Rogues Gallery."
Interviews feature Glenne Headly who plays Tracy's love interest, Tess Trueheart, as well as author Garyn G. Roberts, and Dick Tracy afficianado Dan Kampling. We also hear just a bit of executive producer Floyd Mutrux from a previous interview.
Jared Case and Frank Santopadre join Mike to debate if the film ultimately works.
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Buy Dick Tracy and American Culture: Morality and Mythology, Text and Context by Garyn G Roberts
Buy Chester Gould: A Daughter's Biography of the Creator of Dick Tracy by Jean Gould O'Connell
Buy Dick Tracy The Official Biography by Jay Maeder
Read Dick Tracy: A (Re)appreciation by Jared Case
Read Looking Back at Dick Tracy by Becky Lea
Read Remember Dick Tracy? by Keith Phipps
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Hear more of Frank Santopadre on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
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