This week we have something very special for our listeners, a two-part crossover! Listen as Nerds on Film co-hosts Sarah Ashley and David McGuire guest star and help us discuss the history of Thanksgiving. Listen, subscribe, and follow us on Facebook, or Twitter @Nerdonomy!
Les Misérables has been drenched in the saliva of so much internet gossip for the past year that it was easily one of the most anticipated movies of 2012, especially for us musical theatre geeks. I spent quite a significant amount of time pouring over articles, getting casting information (anyone else remember Taylor Swift being offered the role of Éponine?), and feeling anxious when I learned that Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) would have the actors sing live. It almost became a bit more hype than I wanted, and I had to scale back on how much I read beforehand, or how many pictures I wanted to see of Anne Hathaway without hair. It turns out this sort of publicity is rather traditional for the story; Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel, from which the 1980s stage musical is derived, was advertised in papers and discussed up to two years prior to publishing. Old habits die hard, I suppose.
Due to scheduling difficulties, we had to postpone Part II of our History of Mexico. Instead, Eric and Bryan introduce the WHEEL OF HISTORY. See what it turns out (pun intended)! Enjoy!
Eric and Bryan welcome their first spectators into the Nerdcave, as well as Nerds on Film co-host Sarah Ashley, to wrap up their month of Christmas themed episodes by talking about one of most popular Christmas stories of all time. Merry Christmas!
Photo Credit: First Edition of A Christmas Carol, photographed by Heritage Auctions, Inc. Dallas, TX