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August 31, 2022

Episode 585: The Conformist (1970)

Episode 585: The Conformist (1970) Guest Co-Hosts: Samm Deighan, Dahlia Schweitzer

Released in 1970, Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist is set primarily in 1938 Europe. We follow the life of Marcello Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintingant), the titular conformist, a man who tries desperately to fit in and follow the party line.

Samm Deighan and Dahlia Schweitzer join Mike to discuss this gorgeous, unsettling film.

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  1. I found it strange that none of you were familiar with syphilis being hereditary. That was a common trope in older fiction... because it's a real thing! Children can be born infected, and the disease worsens over time. There are steps that doctors can take to prevent such infections at birth, but the further back you go and the worse the medical system, the more likely it would be to get passed on.

    1. Sorry, I'm not too familiar with syphilis. It's not one of those things that's in my purview at all. But thanks for the info and thanks for listening!