Andrew and Dave are joined by special guest Eric Jones in this episode of Films(trips)!
In this episode, the trio take a look at writer and director John Milius’ 1982 film CONAN THE BARBARIAN, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones! Is the film simply a nihilistic riff on the standard hero’s quest narrative, or a disturbingly reactionary adventure story? Is young Arnold blown out of the water by the rest of the cast, or does Milius find a way for the onetime body building champion to hold his own? And what the heck does Bob Fosse have to do with this film? Tune in and find out!
Next Episode: What could possibly go wrong when a studio give Oliver Stone $150 million dollars?
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Music by Andrew, Editing by Dave.