Amy Nicholson and Paul Scheer’s spin on the AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies list is a delicate balance of cinematic appreciation and a full view of the classic movie canon. Taken in tandem with the debut episode right before it, which looked at “Citizen Kane,” this bookending examination of the film in the list’s last slot provides an interesting context for what does or doesn’t remain timeless in the movie world. It’s the pair’s guest for this particular episode that adds a special layer to that positioning in the overall pantheon. Stunt specialist Christopher Leps helps to connect the epics of the past and the spectacles of the present with an appreciation of the changing expectations of those tasked with making the impossible look real.
Listen to the full episode here.