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David and I are back with another episode of The Eclipse Viewer, the podcast dedicated to the Criterion Collection’s Eclipse Series of DVDs.

In this episode, we finish our discussion of Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave (you can find the first part of our discussion here). In this part, we discuss the final three films in the set: Evald Schorm’s dark Return of the Prodigal Son (1967); Jirí Menzel’s light Capricious Summer (1968); and Jaromil Jireš’s bitter The Joke (1969), based on Milan Kundera’s debut novel.

Please find the podcast, the shownotes, and plenty of links over at CriterionCast here.

Czech_3D_slipcase_originalIn the next episode of The Eclipse Viewer David and I will be talking about the three films that make up Eclipse Series 36: Three Wicked Melodramas from Gainsborough Pictures: The Man in Grey (1943), Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945), and The Wicked Lady (1945).

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