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138 min • For our last episode of 2023, we wrap up The Brattle’s year-long look back on 100 years of Warner Brothers by diving into how the studio reacted to the blockbuster era. Examining Warner’s overt attempts to capitalize on its “franchise” intellectual properties like Superman and Batman, to its unexpected ’80s blockbusters like Private Benjamin, Gremlins, and Beetlejuice, to the risks that paid off like Purple Rain, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, and The Lost Boys, to some lesser-known gems like Crossing Delancey, Stand and Deliver, and True Stories.

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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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