Out on the edge of Potter’s Field, Martin and Sam congregate with their latest guests to discuss film, music, storytelling and Communism. Sam Clements and Simon Henshaw of the Picturehouse Podcast weigh in on this track and the film that inspired it, Pickup On South Street. The musical stylings of film noir, the clarity (or lack thereof) of Waits’s storytelling and the dramatic performance of Thelma Ritter all feature as part of the discussion this week on Song by Song.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Potter’s Field, Foreign Affairs, Tom Waits (1977)
Pickup On South Street (film), directed by Samuel Fuller (1953)
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