Remember, Even a Podcast Can be Amputated

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Martin Kessler is joined by returning guests Chris Funderberg and John Cribbs of to discuss Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s fifteen and a half hour long adaptation of Alfred Döblin’s novel, Berlin Alexanderplatz. They look at its complex narrative, moral themes, and historical context. They make comparisons to the novel, the 1931 film adaptation, the rest of Fassbinder’s filmography and other ‘long movies’. They discuss it’s visual and audio style, and try to figure out if Franz Biberkopf is a better person by the end (perhaps if only because there is physically less of him).

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