Putney Swope (w/ Seth Stevenson)

The Canon #113 July 31, 2017

This week, Slate contributor Seth Stevenson joins Amy to discuss Robert Downey Sr.’s 1969 film “Putney Swope.” Seth and Amy note the film’s focus on the blurred line between art and commerce, the significance of Putney’s voice-dub, and what the conflation of “obscenity and originality” reveals about the advertising world. Then, they share how “Putney Swope” has reshaped their perspectives on modern advertisements. Does “Putney Swope” belong in The Canon? Cast your vote on the Earwolf forums now!

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