The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 08 (Lonely Are the Brave)

Oh, boy! Even though this is by far the shortest episode we recorded thus far, it sure is an interesting conversation. That’s because our attention turned to the 1962 Lonely Are the Brave, a western directed by David Miller, adapted by Dalton Trumbo and starring Kirk Douglas in what he described as the role of his life.

Now, I should probably specify that the choice of this film to feature on the show was not accidental at all. As a matter of fact, when I first watched it just over a year ago (my LB review can be found here), I was completely taken aback by how amazing this film was and – perhaps even already at the time – the early seed of an idea was planted in my cerebrum; an idea that over time grew to become this show about movies that are for some reason no longer talked about. I don’t necessarily want to spoil the notion of listening to this chat (which I thoroughly enjoyed) by divulging just on how many levels I enjoyed this film, so I will leave you to listen to it in its entirety. And maybe if you get the chance, click on that link above and read my original review to find out what I thought about Lonely Are the Brave when I originally watched it. While I don’t think my opinion has changed much over the past year, watching it now – in the midst of a pandemic – gave the experience a bit of a new shade, which in my humble opinion makes this film even more relevant and amazing than I originally thought.

Tune in and enjoy!

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