Episode 95. Films de Femmes Trois: Elaine May

Heavens! Today Alex and Jonathan wrap up the Films de Femmes series and look at the varied career of the well-rounded filmmaker and entertainer Elaine May in her films A New Leaf (1971), Mikey and Nicky (1976), and Ishtar (1987). We talk about her background in improvisational comedy, her range of directing styles from comedy to tragedy, and her frequent difficulties working under Hollywood studios.

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Skip to: A New Leaf (08:00), Mikey and Nicky (28:33), Ishtar (52:28), Overall (1:13:27), Coming Attractions (1:19:04)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Coming Attractions – Patreon Pick: Mary Pickford

Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick

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