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The Nose Hates Doing The Dishes Too

Apr 6, 2018

Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One is a futuristic nostalgia bomb that lovingly apes Spielbergian 1970s and '80s pop culture. Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of Ready Player One could have been a self-aware, winking paean to the current Urban Outfitters kitsch for which Spielberg's somewhat responsible. Instead -- and perhaps not surprisingly -- it's a bigger, nostalgia bombier futuristic adventure filled with more decades' worth of pop culture references even than the book is. For better or worse. The Nose has thoughts.

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GUESTS:

  • Rebecca Castellani - Entertainment director at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville, Conn.
  • James Hanley - Co-founder of Cinestudio at Trinity College
  • Sam Hatch - Co-hosts The Culture Dogs on Sunday nights on WWUH

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.