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Every month, The State of Things hosts a conversation about a topic in film. Host Frank Stasio talks with Laura Boyes, film curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and Marsha Gordon, film professor at North Carolina State University. And we want to hear from you. Submit your choices by email or tweet us with #SOTMovies.

Finally! Frank’s Favorite Film Revealed On Movies On The Radio

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Frank Stasio jealously guards his favorite film pick...but tells all in this month's Movies on the Radio.

What movie is the top of the list for a Buffalo-born, Durham-residing, grandchild-adoring talk show host? For host Frank Stasio’s grand “Movies on the Radio” finale, listeners have submitted their guesses. Is Frank a fan of car chases and cheap beer? Then it might be “Smokey and the Bandit.”

But he may reveal his romantic, swashbuckling side that is satisfied by no other film than “The Princess Bride,” or maybe “Pirate Radio.” Film experts Marsha Gordon and Laura Boyes reflect on the highlights of hosting “Movies on the Radio” over the past seven years with Frank. They hear listener picks for Frank’s favorite film and discuss who was most on base — and who was out in left field — before Frank tells all.

Gordon is a film professor at North Carolina State University and a public scholar at the National Endowment for the Humanities. Boyes is the film curator for the North Carolina Museum of Art and the curator of the Moviediva series at The Carolina Theatre of Durham.

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