UNLOCKED: Frotcast 450 – The Prestige, And The Fake Scottish Wikipedia Page



We’re back! Almost! While you wait for our real return, here’s Frotcast 450, now free for the piggies. If you want to hear these in a timely manner, subscribe on Patreon.com/Frotcast. If you’d like to hear us yap about the Sopranos, we have a bunch of new Pod Yourself A Gun episodes for you.

We may not be seeing Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s latest, when it opens (ONLY) in theaters this week, but that’s not going to stop us from discussing his 2006 movie about dueling Victorian-era magicians, The Prestige, on this week’s Frotcast. Is The Prestige an underrated classic or an accurately rated classic? Is David Bowie as Nikola Tesla the best casting? How many fake mustaches is *too* many fake mustaches in a very serious movie about double-crossing magicians? Helping us to answer all these questions is your favorite returning guest, Sean Keane from the Roundball Rock podcast, who always seem to know more about movies than us. Or at the very least, more than Matt.

Before we get to that, though, we have some very exciting news that is very relevant to our love of terrible accents: the recent discovery that the bulk of the Scots language Wikipedia page was actually written by an American teenager with no knowledge of the Scots language. Instead they’re just in poorly-spelled fake Scottish. Honestly this is probably the best story of the year. We also discuss The Comey Rule and the Tiger King movie, and what it’s like spending 18 months working on a movie whose subject matter is already obsolete? Finally, I discuss what I learned from being dragged by autism twitter. Enjoy, and thank you for subscribing! No refunds!


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