"IF WE'RE GONNA COVER THIS MASTERPIECE, WE HAVE TO LOOK AT FILM"
From the intro to this week's episode of Musicalsplaining: The Podcast:
Lindsay Ellis: So, when we were talking about how to approach this season (since originally, the conceit of this show was that we weren't going to do any movies), Kaveh texted me this "I can't believe this exists!" And it was, of course, Brian De Palma's Phantom Of The Paradise. And that was where I was like, Oh-- well, there's a thing that firmly exists only in the realm of film, and doesn't, a little bit, have a toe in the theater (at least to my knowledge). So I was like, you know what? If we're going to cover this masterpiece, we have to look at film. And so that is why we are here.
Kaveh Taherian: Yes.
Lindsey: [looking at guest host Angelina Meehan and laughing] And she's dancing!
Kaveh: I was going to say, you can't see, but Angie's dancing. She's one step short of doing a back-flip right now.
Angelina Meehan: This is legitimately one of my favorite movies. I'm so, so hyped.
Angelina: Yes. It's one of those movies that you hear about it, and you're like, this movie can't possibly exist. And then you see it, and it kicks ass on so many levels-- I've never shown it to somebody who wasn't immediately like, "Okay, this is like balls to the wall," and I admire it for that. So...