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Episode 310: Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979)

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Special Guests: Joan Micklin Silver, John Heard,Amy Robinson, Griffin Dunne, Mark Metcalf 
Guest Co-Hosts: Daniel Kremer, Bill Ackerman

In Joan Micklin Silver's Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) John Heard plays Charles, a lovelorn man who pines for Laura (Mary Beth Hurt), who's taking a break from her relationship with Ox (Mark Metcalf).

Produced by Metcalf, Amy Robinson, and Griffin Dunne, the film was initially released as Head Over Heels with a ridiculous advertising campaign that didn't capture the true spirit of the movie. Fortunately, the film was given another chance with a new ending and its proper title.

Bill Ackerman and Daniel Kremer (who's writing a book about Joan Micklin Silver) join Mike to discuss the film, which is finally getting a proper Blu-Ray release.

Buy Chilly Scenes of Winter on Blu-Ray
Buy Chilly Scenes of Winter by Ann Beatie
Buy Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films by Daniel Kremer

 

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