Unspooled #73 September 25, 2019

Amy & Paul fight for 1960’s Roman epic Spartacus! They discuss why Spartacus isn’t usually considered part of director Stanley Kubrick’s canon, learn about Kirk Douglas’ heroic efforts to get the film made, and liken the movie to a good casserole. Plus: Thomas Doherty, author of Show Trial, talks about how screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was affected by the Hollywood Blacklist.

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