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102 min • Diving deep into the ‘80s filmography of one of our favorite actors, we discuss the unique performance style of Christopher Walken; his sense of humor, sense of menace, skills as a dancer, the many commercial failures he made as a leading man during this decade, and why we think his ’80s movies are all worthy of revisiting. Along the way, we get into many cultural aspects of the decade: Madonna power ballads, the Roger Moore era of James Bond, Golan-Globus fairy tale musicals, pre-CGI special effects, actors who say “yes” to every role, and real-life alien abductions.

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The Brattle Film Podcast is the official podcast of Boston’s unofficial film school: The Brattle Theatre. Join Ivy, Ned, Alissa, and Ian as they discuss the latest virtual and theatrical releases, festival programming, upcoming series, Brattle news, and more, every month on The Brattle Film Podcast. Comments, questions, and feedback always welcome at

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