The Pointless Century

S1E7 - Novecento (1900) Pt 3 *TW

Anna complains about a whole block of cheese; Rachel laments an exploiter’s impoliteness; and Frank tells a long-winded story about a communist physics teacher smoking in his parents’ driveway; we all grumble about our nation’s own slide into fascism and try to learn something in the meantime.

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Episode Notes

Episode 7: Novecento (1900) Pt 3

Novecento [1900]. Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci. Perf. Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Sterling Hayden, Stefania Sandrelli, Donald Sutherland, Burt Lancaster. 20th Century Fox, 1976.

*TW: sexual coercion, suicide, excrement

In the final installment of a 3-part series, Anna complains about a whole block of cheese; Rachel laments an exploiter’s impoliteness; and Frank tells a long-winded story about a communist physics teacher smoking in his parents’ driveway; we all grumble about our nation’s own slide into fascism and try to learn something in the meantime. Future episodes will have an actual editor, and our TeePublic site will launch eventually.

The Pointless Crew: Anna Wendorff (she/her/hers) – Communications, Rhetorics of Sci & Tech, Feminism Rachel Hamele (she/her/hers) – History, Humanities, Queer Studies, Fandoms Frank Fucile (he/him/his) – Lit & Theory, Film & Media, Genre, Enviro & Tech Studies

MUSIC: Refused – “The Infamous Left” & “The Refused Party Program” Stereolab – “Ping Pong”

ART: Gustave Moreau, Helen at the Scaen Gate, oil on canvas (Paris, 1880s)

Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, The Fourth Estate (a.k.a. The Path of Workers), oil on canvas (Turin?, c.1901)

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The Pointless Century is a podcast of informal discussions about literature and film seeking to understand 20th century history and illuminate 21st century politics. Professor Frank Fucile and research assistants Anna Wendorff and Rachel Hamele work their way through comparative studies of canonical works, examples from pop culture, and some cult classics while reflecting on subjects like technology, art, class, race, gender, sexuality, the environment, (as always) war, and (inevitably) fascism.