Smug Film Podcast Episode #9 – Alex Hiatt / Kuleshov Effect / Movie Humor


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On this episode, I am joined by fellow Smug Film contributors Jenna Ipcar and Alex Hiatt. We discuss two of Alex Hiatt’s most popular pieces for the site, A Blank Stare Is Worth A Thousand Words and Not All Movies Should Have Jokes, But All Movies Should Have A Sense Of Humor, take a quick break for a movie joke by comedian Anthony Kapfer, do an Old New Borrowed Blue, and then close the show with questions from our mailbag.

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