This week, we begin a brand new series focusing on con-man movies, and we’re kicking off our discussion of that (really specific) film genre with a very special episode!
Brian Brushwood, host of Scam School, National Geographic’s Hacking the System, and The Modern Rogue, joins us as an honorary co-host to share his expertise on all things con and help us tackle 1973’s The Sting, one of the best and most beloved con-man movies of all time. We had a great time digging deep into some of the film’s brilliantly clever trickery, as well as its incredible Paul Newman/Robert Redford star pairing and its still-gorgeous Depression-era production design. Brian’s amazing insights into how The Sting‘s con games work — and how the movie itself is consistently able to put one over on its viewers — have made us appreciate this flick more than ever, and we couldn’t think of a better guy to help us start this series off in style!
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