June 12, 2024

EP. 324 — Sweet Smell of Success (w/ Sean Fennessey)

This week, Amy welcomes Sean Fennessey (Head of Content, The Ringer & The Big Picture Podcast) to discuss the 1957 film Sweet Smell of Success starring Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster. The two discuss the power of J.J. Hunsecker’s journalism and the “ick” of the Sidney Falco PR machine in the film and how it parallels modern-day anxiety in today’s entertainment industry. Plus, we learn the origins of the word Frenemy and this film’s connection to the reality show, Who Wants To Marry A Multi-Millionaire.

 

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