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Hang out with Sandy and Terry as they discuss the "big idea" - a high-concept premise that can persuade studio executives to read your script and turn it into a movie. Terry shares his opinion on the best pizza in the San Fernando Valley, while Sandy gets serious about New York bagels. The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards sponsors the WRITERS' HANGOUT.Executive Producer Kristin OvernCreator/Producer Sandy AdomaitisProducer Terry SampsonMusic by Ethan Stoller
Musician and film writer Soraya Sebghati joins from Los Angeles to venture into the lurid, strange world of...Toronto, ON, Canada and its mesmerizing underbelly of desire, longing, and grief in Atom Egoyan's 1994 breakout feature, 'Exotica'.We discuss Atom Egoyan as director - his keen sense for the uncanny amongst the mundane, and the ways 'Exotica' plays with artificiality, performance, and facade. Then, we discuss the film's musings on routine and the rippling effects of grief, and praise Egoyan's (relatively) non-judgemental curiosity with regard to the habits we all adopt as a means of coping with loss and alienation. Finally, we consider the film's much-mulled over ending and how it offers both a quietly devastating moment of catharsis and a hopeful message of emotional solidarity. Follow Soraya Sebghati on Twitter.Read and subscribe to Soraya's Substack.Listen to and support Night Talks on Bandcamp. Get access to all of our premium episodes and bonus content by becoming a Hit Factory Patron for just $5/month.....Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish.
Tara and EmKay talk all things "Wicked" with hosts of the Sentimental Men Podcast, Quincy and Kevin! The group shares Wicked origin stories, podcasting journeys, character theories, Broadwaycon highlights and so much more!Show Notes:Sentimental Men PodcastI Heart TheatreInstagram: @downtheyellowbrickpod#DownTheYBPTara: @taratagticklesEmKay: www.emilykayshrader.netEdited by: Emily Kay Shrader
Episode SummaryMaking sense of the plot of Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) proves almost as difficult as locating a lost civilization in the Atlantic Ocean. Erin and Rachel muddle through the complicated lore of this box office flop and manage to find some positive depictions of gender roles and racial diversity. Episode Bibliographyapneax3n0n. (2015, May 9). Nadia vs Atlantis - The More You Know post. Imgur. Retrieved August 6, 2023, from https://imgur.com/gallery/ytmAWAtlantis: The Lost Empire. (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved August 6, 2023, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantis:_The_Lost_EmpireAtlantis: The Lost Empire (2001). (n.d.). IMDb. Retrieved August 21, 2023, from https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0230011/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Boone, D. (2020, January 29). Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – Nadia vs Atlantis. The Review Heap. Retrieved August 22, 2023, from https://thereviewheap.home.blog/2020/01/29/nadia-the-secret-of-blue-water-fushigi-no-umi-no-nadia-nadia-vs-atlantis/Cayce, E. D. (1968). Edgar Cayce on Atlantis. Hawthorn Books.Davis, A. M. (2007). Good girls and wicked witches: Women in Disney's feature animation. John Libbey & Company.Davis, A. M. (2014). Handsome heroes and vile villains: Men in Disney's feature animation. John Libbey & Company.The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (2023, August 14). Atlantis, legendary island. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Atlantis-legendary-islandDudley, S. (2019, March 15). Making of Atlantis: The Lost Empire (Full Documentary). YouTube. Retrieved August 19, 2023, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvR9Zdp74fYEbert, R. (2001, June 15). Atlantis: The Lost Empire movie review (2001). Roger Ebert. Retrieved August 14, 2023, from https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/atlantis-the-lost-empire-2001Edgar Cayce. (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved August 21, 2023, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_CayceFabrikant, G. (2001, May 21). Suddenly, the Stakes Are High for Disney's Film and TV Businesses. The New York Times. Retrieved August 14, 2023, from https://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/21/business/suddenly-the-stakes-are-high-for-disney-s-film-and-tv-businesses.htmlFigueroa, J. (2020, May 3). Going Down in Flames: The Story of "Atlantis" Fire Mountain at the Magic Kingdom. WDW News Today. Retrieved August 6, 2023, from https://wdwnt.com/2020/05/going-down-in-flames-the-story-of-atlantis-fire-mountain-at-the-magic-kingdom/Gleiberman, O. (2001, June 6). Atlantis: The Lost Empire. EW.com. Retrieved August 14, 2023, from https://ew.com/article/2001/06/06/atlantis-lost-empire/Hackforth, R. (1944). The story of Atlantis: Its purpose and its moral. The Classical Review, 58(1), 7-9. Hill, J. (2003, August 10). How Disney's animators lost their way on the road to "Atlantis: The Lost Empire". Jim Hill Media. Retrieved August 6, 2023, from https://jimhillmedia.com/how-disneys-animators-lost-their-way-on-the-road-to-atlantis-the-lost-empire/Hughey, M. W. (2010). The white savior film and reviewers' reception. Symbolic Interaction, 33(3), 475-496. Hughey, M. W. (2014). The white savior film: Content, critics, and consumption. Temple University Press. Johnson, B. (2019, June 7). Neocolonialism in Disney's Renaissance: Analyzing Portrayals of Race and Gender in Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Oregon State University.McCarthy, T. (2001, June 7). Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Variety. Retrieved August 14, 2023, from https://variety.com/2001/film/reviews/atlantis-the-lost-empire-1200468877/McDonald's Dives Into Disney's Atlantis. (2001, June 11). QSR magazine. Retrieved August 6, 2023, from https://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/mcdonalds-dives-disneys-atlantisMcKeon, M. (2018, April 19). A Walt Disney production: “Atlantis: The Lost Empire”. Medium. https://filmknife.medium.com/a-walt-disney-production-atlantis-the-lost-empire-70059df1fc28 Mitchell, E. (2001, June 8). FILM REVIEW; Under the Sea, Damp Hakuna Matata (Published 2001). The New York Times. Retrieved August 14, 2023, from https://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/08/movies/film-review-under-the-sea-damp-hakuna-matata.htmlMorris, W. (2001, June 15). 'Atlantis' is a find / Disney emphasizes adventure over cuteness, romance and song. SFGATE. Retrieved August 14, 2023, from https://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Atlantis-is-a-find-Disney-emphasizes-2909019.phpMoseley, D. (2001, June 15). Destination Atlantis at the El Capitan. Laughing Place. Retrieved August 6, 2023, from https://www.laughingplace.com/w/leg/?legacyasppage=w/News-ID502800.aspNess, M. (2016, October 20). An Expensive Adventure: Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Tor.com. Retrieved August 6, 2023, from https://www.tor.com/2016/10/20/an-expensive-adventure-atlantis-the-lost-empire/Pinsky, M. (2004). The Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust. Westminster John Knox Press. https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Gospel_According_to_Disney/YGtbYTyulb4C?hl=en&gbpv=0Plato. (2008). Timaeus and Critias (D. Lee, Trans.). Penguin Books. Radulovic, P. (2020, September 23). Atlantis was meant to change the course of Disney animation. Polygon. Retrieved August 6, 2023, from https://www.polygon.com/animation-cartoons/2020/9/23/21446059/atlantis-the-lost-empire-disney-cast-voices-theme-park-don-hahn-tab-murphy-memesRingle, C. (2019). Fear and loathing in the Americas: White fanatics and the cinematic mindset. Terrae Incognitae, 51(3), 271-280. DOI: 10.1080/00822884.2019.1662665Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (2022, February 12). Plato. https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato/Stegman, C. (2017). Remembering Atlantis: Plato's “Timaeus-Critias”, the ancestral constitution, and the democracy of the Gods. Political Theory, 45(2), 240-260. Straw, J. (2019, January 5). Atlantis: The Lost Empire and the white savior [Blog Post]. http://jessicastraw.com/2019/01/05/atlantis-the-lost-empire-and-the-white-savior/Taylor, D. (2020, June 17). Atlantis: The Lost Empire: Inside the Troubled Disney Production. Collider. Retrieved August 6, 2023, from https://collider.com/disney-atlantis-the-lost-empire-history-explained/Tuckey, T. (2021, June 16). Atlantis: The Lost Empire's 20th Anniversary Fan Celebration (6/15/21). YouTube. Retrieved August 22, 2023, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecABcThwkW4Turan, K. (2001, June 8). 'Atlantis' Seems Like Old Times. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 14, 2023, from https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2001-jun-08-ca-7799-story.htmlWise, K., & Trousdale, G. (Directors). (2001). Atlantis: The Lost Empire [Film]. Walt Disney Animation Studios.Zacharek, S. (2001, June 15). "Atlantis". Salon.com. Retrieved August 14, 2023, from https://www.salon.com/2001/06/15/atlantis/Zion, L. (2001, July 19). 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Hang out with our guests, John Wirth and Gail Matthius, a Hollywood couple who met in high school, fell in love and moved to Hollywood to pursue their dreams. Gail was a cast member on Saturday Night Live in 1981 and is known for her voice acting work in animated shows, including Bobby's World, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, and The Tick. John Wirth is a television showrunner, producer, and writer. His credits included HELL ON WHEELS, WU ASSASSINS, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, and NASH BRIDGES. In part one, Gail and John discuss the early days and their willingness to work hard to succeed. In this episode, we focus on the difference between the time when Gail and John were struggling versus today in 2023, when, unfortunately, actors and writers have to strike for decent wages and protection from artificial intelligence.
Hang out with our guests, John Wirth and Gail Matthius, a Hollywood couple who met in high school. Gail was a cast member on Saturday Night Live in 1981 and is known for her voice acting work in animated shows, including Bobby's World, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, and The Tick. John Wirth is a television showrunner, producer, and writer. His credits included HELL ON WHEELS, WU ASSASSINS, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, and NASH BRIDGES. In part one of this two-part episode, Gail and John discuss the early days and their willingness to work hard to succeed in show business. In part two, we'll focus on the difference between when Gail and John struggled and in 2023, when actors and writers must strike for decent wages and protection from artificial intelligence.
Get access to this entire episode as well as all of our premium episodes and bonus content by becoming a Hit Factory Patron for just $5/month.Friend of show Comrade Yui returns to discuss John Carpenter's 'Escape From L.A.', his raucous and acidic sequel to 1981's 'Escape From New York'. Derided by both audiences and critics, we offer a defense of the film as a vital work of Carpenter's late period that manages to thrill as an action picture, while wryly thumbing its nose at the corrupt values of Hollywood and its own existence as a prototype for modern "legacy sequels".We begin by talking Carpenter in the 90s, a time when he was taking his biggest swings (while also facing some of his most frustrating conflicts with studios). Then, we take a look at the fascinating tenor of the film, and how it balances the acerbic, raw energy and wit of the original film while taking aim at societal ills of 1996 America with even more directness and urgency than its predecessor. Finally, we compare the film to other great movies (and one 2021 sequel specifically) that have followed in the spirit of 'Escape From L.A.', reckoning with legacy, while also boldly subverting audience expecations in pursuit of revealing the deeper truths and authenticity of their creators. Follow Comrade Yui on Twitter and Letterboxd.....Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish.
Join us for an engaging chat with Tito Ferradans, creator of Anamorphic on a Budget, as we journey through his experience in filmmaking, from researching lenses and adapters to understanding the cinematic language. Tito shares the behind-the-scenes of his process, the struggles and successes he faced, and how his work evolved from a YouTube channel to a popular resource for aspiring filmmakers. We also touch on Tito's transition from computer science to film, a unique experience with Panavision, and his take on anamorphic lens development. In this episode, we reflect on the importance of film history in education and discuss the value of hands-on experience in film school. We delve into our personal experiences of giving bad advice, including Tito's recommendation to glue the inside of a lens with super glue and my suggestion to put a beach worth of sand inside a lens. Listen in as we explore how learning through trial and error played a crucial role in our understanding of the cinematic language. Tito also opens up about the challenges and opportunities he faced while collaborating with sponsors and growing his YouTube channel. We chat about his process of creating short films to test lenses, and the creative approaches he took to filming. Wrapping up the episode, we take a critical look at Netflix's meta trend, discuss our favorite sci-fi shows, and reminisce about our own college filmmaking experiences. (0:00:15) - Anamorphic Lenses and Sci-Fi Shows (0:14:32) - Anamorphic Filmmaking and Research Journey (0:19:44) - Discussion on Anamorphic Lens Development (0:32:31) - Exploring Panavision and Anamorphic Lenses (0:38:54) - YouTube Channels and Filmmaking Exploration (0:50:08) - YouTube Channel Growth and Filmmaking Exploration (0:59:54) - Collaborating and Growing on YouTube (1:13:39) - Film History's Importance in Education (1:17:46) - Action Films to Film School Transition Follow F&R on all your favorite social platforms! You can directly support Frame & Reference by Buying Me a Coffee Frame & Reference is supported by Filmtools and ProVideo Coalition. Filmtools is the West Coast's leading supplier of film equipment. From cameras and lights to grip and expendables, Filmtools has you covered for all your film gear needs. Check out Filmtools.com for more. ProVideo Coalition is a top news and reviews site focusing on all things production and post. Check out ProVideoCoalition.com for the latest news coming out of the industry.
Tara and EmKay fangirl as authors and ruby slipper experts Rhys Thomas & Derek Lajeunesse kick off season three's Slipperhood series! Rhys and Derek share about their respective journeys into the entertainment and film industry, Derek shares about co-creating "The Slippers" documentary, Rhys shares of writing his book "The Ruby Slippers of Oz," and so much more!Show Notes:The Ruby Slippers of Oz: Thirty Years Later by Rhys ThomasDerek LajeunesseThe Slippers (2016 Documentary)@724artGood Witch of NYC - EtsyInstagram: @downtheyellowbrickpod#DownTheYBPTara: @taratagticklesEmKay: www.emilykayshrader.netEdited by: Emily Kay Shrader
Hang out with Sandy and Terry as they talk procrastination with a capital P! Everyone deals with it, but how do you stop procrastination? Then, once you do, what do you write your screenplay about? You have three great ideas, but which one do you write? We address this in the latest episode and have a few laughs. Research for this episode includes articles from the following publications.“Leonardo da Vinci” by Walter Isaacsonproactivitylab.com/the-7-most-famous-procrastinators/johnaugust.com/2009/which-project-should-i-writehttps://screenwritingfromiowa.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/pages-per-day/https://www.pcma.org/the-upside-of-procrastination/https://solvingprocrastination.com/famous-procrastinators/#:~:text=Below%2C%20you%20will%20find%20a,Victor%20Hugo%2C%20and%20Steve%20Jobs
Fiction writer and editor A.A. de Levine joins to discuss Mary Harron's debut feature, 'I Shot Andy Warhol', featuring a seismic performace from Lili Taylor as the infamous feminist writer Valerie Solanas as well as Jared Harris as the late pop artist, and a moving turn from Stephen Dorff as trans icon Candy Darling. The film is a fascinating, frightening view into the life and experiences of Solanas that led her to an increased state of anger, paranoia, and aggression which eventually resulted in the film's titular act of violence. We take a look at the real life Solanas and her most enduring work, The SCUM Manifesto; its aims, its limitations, and its intentions as a furious feminist screed, a work of biting satire, or something in the middle. Then, we discuss the film's portrayal of New York's art scene in the 1960s and its nuanced examination of the ways Warhol and his Factory cohort offer a contradiction of the avant-garde as filtered through highly palatable standards of beauty and taste. Finally, we talk about the career of Mary Harron, who would go on to achieve her greatest acclaim with her sophomore feature, the teriffic 'American Psycho', before having her films relegated to a place of relative obscurity for the next two decades. Follow A.A. de Levine on Twitter.Get access to all of our premium episodes and bonus content by becoming a Hit Factory Patron for just $5/month.....Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish.
Hang out with Sandy and Terry as they discuss THE BLIND SIDE controversy over Michael Oher, the NFL veteran whose life inspired the movie and who is suing his conservators, Sean and Leigh Ann Tuohy, for $15 million.The former Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers Tackle says in his filing that he gave the rights to his life story away to 20th Century Fox in 2007 without any payment whatsoever and that he was missing profits from John Lee Hancock's 2009 film, which grossed $309 million at the worldwide box office. The resources for this episode include A look at Michael Oher's Ole Miss Recruitment, the Tuohys impact, and 'Blind Side' fallout. USATodayAfter 19 years, the Tuohys say they plan to terminate Michael Oher's conservatorship – NPR. The Blind Side author responds to Michael Oher's lawsuit, saying Hollywood is to blame for the lack of profits by Jessica Wang. https://ew.com/movies/the-blind-side-author-responds-michael-oher-lawsuit/#:~:text=from%20the%20movie.-,%22Everybody%20should%20be%20mad%20at%20the%20Hollywood%20studio%20system%2C%22,in%20the%20Tuohys%27%20pockets.%22Wikipedia and IMDBThe PAGE International Screenwriting Awards sponsors the WRITERS' HANGOUT.Executive Producer Kristin OvernProducer/Host Sandy AdomaitisCo-host Terry SampsonMusic by Ethan Stoller
Film writer, editor, and podcaster Jake Tropila joins from Los Angeles to discuss the Coen Brothers' 1998 comedy 'The Big Lebowski', starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Though middlingly received both critically and commercially upon release, the film has gone on to become a genuine cult classic, launching a cottage industry of fan screenings, conventions, and even a religion.We discuss the film's patchwork of influences, including larger-than-life characters withing the Coens' orbit and the works of author Raymond Chandler, especially as adapted by Robert Altman for his 1973 film 'The Long Goodbye'. Then we discuss the film's unrivaled cast, including a superb John Goodman, who turns in an awards-caliber performance as the gun-toting, militant bowling enthusiast Walter Sobchak. Finally, we discuss the film's windy, inarticulable plot, and the way that its mechanics might conceal a deeper level of criticism about the sociopolitical landscape of America on the eve of The End of History. Watch the trailer for The Big Lebowski. Watch Mortimer Young for Forever Young Films #1 - The Grand Lebowski.Follow Jake Tropila on Twitter.Read Film Inquiry.Listen and Subscribe to Optimism Vaccine.Get access to all of our premium episodes and bonus content by becoming a Hit Factory Patron for just $5/month.....Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish.
How do they do it? How do successful writers become successful? They must all lead charmed lives. One imagines a successful writer who works hard, gets up at 4 a.m., goes to the gym, then slides behind the laptop for four hours. Afternoons they take their doodle around the block of their tony neighborhood, then put in another two solid hours of editing. Healthy dinner with friends, then bed for a brilliant night's sleep. Well, dear writers, as we know on The Writer's Hangout, it doesn't always go well when we tell you a story about a screenwriter. Hang out with Sandy and Terry, who tell you the fascinating story of screenwriter and director Stephen Gaghan, known for writing the screenplay for Soderbergh's film TRAFFIC, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and Syriana, which he wrote and directed. Research for this episode included:The Newsweek article Sheik, Rattle and Roll by Newsweek Staffhttps://www.newsweek.com/sheik-rattle-and-roll-115527 The New York Times article Gritty Portrayal Of the Abyss From a Survivor; The Screenwriter for 'Traffic' Says He Drew on His Past By Rick Lymanhttps://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/05/movies/gritty-portrayal-abyss-survivor-screenwriter-for-traffic-says-he-drew-his-past.html The Los Angeles Times article Stephen Gaghan, one-time Hollywood wunderkind, returns after a long absence with ‘Gold' by Steven Zeitchik https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-stephen-gaghan-gold-20161114-story.html IMDB and WikipediaThe PAGE International Screenwriting Awards sponsors the WRITERS' HANGOUT.Executive Producer Kristin OvernProducer/Host Sandy AdomaitisCo-host Terry SampsonMusic by Ethan Stoller
Ever wondered what's the difference between the Warner Archive and Warner Bros Corporate Archive? We sit down with Warner Bros. archivist Jeff Briggs, and George Feltenstein from the Warner Archive, to discuss the differences and the part each one plays in preserving Warner Bros. film and TV history. The story originates from how an exhibit at Paris' Pompidou Center led to the birth of the Warner Bros. Corporate Archive and the pivotal role played by Leith Adams. Jeff relates how he was brought onto the team and some of his highlights in working with archival props, costumes, and archival photos. Along the way, we discuss the role of the Academy's new museum, the Jack Warner collection, and the partnership with the USC Film Archive. We also review the evolution of the studio's historic mailroom tour, initiated in the 1940s, and how it has developed into the current studio tour. And George relates some of the recent requests he has received from the press during the 100th Anniversary Celebration.You may also be interested in our April 4th WB 100th Anniversary Podcast:Celebrating 100 Years of Warner Bros History Through Releases from the Warner Archive - The Early Years Warner Archive Store on Amazon Support the podcast by shopping with our Amazon Affiliate linkMovieZyng Affiliate The BEST place to buy all of your Warner Archive and Boutique DVDs and Blu-raysDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.The Extras Facebook pageThe Extras Twitter Warner Archive & Warner Bros Catalog GroupOtaku Media produces podcasts, behind-the-scenes extras, and media that connect creatives with their fans and businesses with their consumers. Contact us today to see how we can work together to achieve your goals. www.otakumedia.tv
Episode SummaryErin and Rachel try not to throw off the emperor's groove with their critique of the cultural appropriation and homophobia in this cult classic from 2000. Ultimately, the memeable humor and nuanced portrayal of masculinity make The Emperor's New Groove a palatable offering from a studio that was floundering post-Renaissance. Episode BibliographyBorthaiser, N. (2010). Brave New Americas: Historical re-interpretations in Disney's The Emperor's New Groove and DreamWorks' The Road to El Dorado. Americana: E-journal of American Studies in Hungary, 6(1). http://americanaejournal.hu/vol6no1/borthaiserBoyar, J. (2000, December 15). A TOON JUST FOR FUN – Orlando Sentinel. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved July 6, 2023, from https://www.orlandosentinel.com/2000/12/15/a-toon-just-for-fun/Breznican, A. (2000, December 14). Singer stung by Disney cartoon. Daily News, 3B.Cochrane, E. (2000, January 1). The Emperor's New Groove Review. Empire Online. 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Retrieved June 18, 2023, from https://web.archive.org/web/20180719054251/https://www.deseretnews.com/top/2530/12/The-Emperors-New-Groove-2000-50-things-you-might-not-know-about-your-favorite-Disney-films.htmlHill, J. (2000, December 31). What Went Right for "The Emperor's New Groove" & What Went Wrong for "102 Dalmatians". Jim Hill Media. Retrieved July 9, 2023, from https://jimhillmedia.com/what-went-right-emperors-new-groove-what-went-wrong-102-dalmatians/Hill, J. (2001, May 8). The Long Story Behind the Emperor's New Groove, Part One. Laughing Place. Retrieved July 9, 2023, from https://www.laughingplace.com/w/leg/?legacyasppage=w/News-ID115140.aspHill, J. (2001, May 10). The Long Story Behind the Emperor's New Groove, Part Two. Laughing Place. Retrieved July 9, 2023, from https://www.laughingplace.com/w/leg/?legacyasppage=w/News-ID115160.aspLeigh, D. (2001, February 14). Llama drama. The Guardian. 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Time to play – The Writers' Game Show!!!! Sandy will give a brief synopsis of a movie that involves music, one sentence at a time, and we'll see how many sentences Terry and you take to come up with the movie's name. We are going for a low score here. If you get it on the first sentence, you give yourself a one, the second sentence a two, etc. All synopsizes are courtesy of Google. The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards sponsors the WRITERS' HANGOUT.Executive Producer Kristin OvernProducer/Host Sandy AdomaitisCo-host Terry SampsonMusic by Ethan Stoller
New York-based film writer Jason Miller joins to discuss the strange, beautiful cinematic worlds of the unsung Alan Rudolph and his 1992 film 'Equinox' starring Matthew Modine as identical twin brothers separated at birth. We begin with a discussion of Rudolph's career, beginning as an assistant director to the great Robert Altman before branching out and producing some of the most compellingly idiosyncratic films of the 1980s (as well as his feature 'Remember My Name' from 1978, arguably his greatest work). Then we turn our sights to 'Equinox' and talk about the film's distinctive rhythms and characters as well as the ways Rudolph imbues his fantasy world with a potent naturalism and sense of place. Finally, we discuss the injustice of Rudolph's relative obscurity within cinephile circles, and why the filmmaker's entire body of work is due for a necessary and urgent reappraisal. We're committed to getting 'Equinox' in front of as many eyes as possible! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Follow Jason on Twitter and check out links to his work here. Read Dan Sallit's teriffic monograph on Alan Rudolph here. Get access to all of our premium episodes and bonus content by becoming a Hit Factory Patron for just $5/month.....Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish.
Filmmaker Gregory Orr joins the podcast to discuss the new updated release of his documentary film JACK L. WARNER: THE LAST MOGUL which has been remastered in HD for an all-new digital and DVD release with extras.We start our discussion with Greg's remembrances of his step-grandfather and the origins of the documentary back in 1992. Greg then details his family history, including how Jack met his grandmother, his silent film star great-grandfather, his parents acting careers, and his father's time as the head of Warner Bros Television. We conclude our discussion with a review of the updates to this new version of the documentary, some of the new content that has been added, and the extras available on the new DVD.Purchase links on Amazon:Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul DVDJack L. Warner: The Last Mogul On DemandOfficial Facebook Page: Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul on Facebook Warner Archive Store on Amazon Support the podcast by shopping with our Amazon Affiliate linkDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.The Extras Facebook pageThe Extras Twitter Warner Archive & Warner Bros Catalog GroupOtaku Media produces podcasts, behind-the-scenes extras, and media that connect creatives with their fans and businesses with their consumers. Contact us today to see how we can work together to achieve your goals. www.otakumedia.tv
Today, we have a great guest on the show, best-sell author and screenwriter Claire McGown. Claire was born in Northern Ireland and grew up in a village where she said, “The most exciting thing that ever happened was a herd of cows getting loose in the road.” Clair now lives in London, and her latest mystery thriller book, LET ME IN, was just released. The Irish Times said, “A knotty, twisty tale…unfolds at a cracking pace.” I had so much fun getting to know Claire that I didn't want to stop recording! The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards sponsors the WRITERS' HANGOUT.Executive Producer Kristin OvernProducer/Host Sandy AdomaitisCo-host Terry SampsonMusic by Ethan Stoller
Get access to this entire episode as well as all of our premium episodes and bonus content by becoming a Hit Factory Patron for just $5/month.Writer and professional shit-talker Nadine Smith joins to discuss the mesmerizing wuxia masterpiece 'Green Snake'.We explain the storied career of the film's remarkable director Tsui Hark, often referred to in the west as "the Spielberg of Hong Kong". Then, we talk about the transcendental beauty of Green Snake - its dreamlike and transfixing aesthetic, and it's tantalizing stars Joey Wong and Maggie Cheung. We also focus in on the movie's universally resonant story, which champions difference and asks its viewers to challenge dogmas of intolerance.Follow Nadine on Twitter.Read and subscribe to Nadine's Substack.....Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish.
"The Man Who Made A Monster!"Folks, it's a Patrick Cotnoir episode. If you're a regular listener, you know what you're in for. But everyone else? Strap in, because first, we're talking 1931's Frankenstein, one of the foundational films of horror cinema. We'll chat James Whale, Boris Karloff, Universal Monsters, and of course, Hugh Jackman's Van Helsing. And then..."Let The Hunt Begin"That's right, we're talking 2002's Star Wars: Bounty Hunter. We'll chat Jango Fett, wonky controls, and what one should yell if they've been lit on fire by a wrist-mounted flame thrower.Hosts:Michael NataleTwitterInstagramLetterboxd Tom LorenzoTwitterInstagramLetterboxd Producer:Kyle LamparTwitterInstagram Guest:Patrick CotnoirTwitterThe George Lucas Talk Show Follow the Show:TwitterInstagramWebsite Music by Mike Natale
Friend of the pod and production coordinator extraordinaire Kathy joins us to look at the WGA and SAG strike through the lens of the people behind the scene. What happened to everyone else working as a production assistant, gaffer, or script coordinator just a few months ago? When will the strike end? What are the writers and actors looking for? Tune in, and all will be explained. The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards sponsors the WRITERS' HANGOUT.Executive Producer Kristin OvernProducer Sandy AdomaitisProducer/Engineer Terry SampsonMusic by Ethan Stoller
Jesse Hawken, host of Junk Filter Podcast, returns to the show to discuss 'Primal Fear'. The film is a taut piece of middlebrow entertainment which offers maximum reward as a cable classic. We discuss the film's two standout performances - one from aging handsome guy Richard Gere as a hotshot attorney looking for his next big break, the other from then-newcomer Edward Norton who took audiences by storm and wound up on the short list of actors nominate for an Academy Award for their very first film performance. Then, we talk the movie's famous twist ending, and the way that it betrays an uncomfortably reactionary streak that resonated with audiences in mid-90s America. Finally, we have some words about the death of the midbudget cable classic, and look at the current state of the industry vis-a-vis the tandem strike efforts from the WGA and SAG-AFTRA. Listen & Subscribe to Junk Filter Podcast and support the show on Patreon. Follow Jesse Hawken on Twitter. Follow Junk Filter Podcast on TwitterGet access to all of our premium episodes and bonus content by becoming a Hit Factory Patron for just $5/month.....Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish.
Joe and Jared might have bitten off more than they could chew in this episode, but their returning unofficial third host, DiAnte Jenkins, helps digest it all. What was planned as a review of Charles Laughton's Night of the Hunter (1955) and Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity (1944) turned into a masterclass on classic American cinema. Have you ever wondered what film noir means or what made Marlin Brando so great? Do you know what the Hays Code is or why actors in old films used odd mannerisms to portray moods and emotions that don't make sense today? DiAnte helps answer all of those questions and more!
Finally - a film you might have heard of!Cev's your guide around this particular room and he's scared already, Smokey's gone all churchy while Ben's off to see the bug eyed monsters...“The House Of Hammer Theme” and incidental music - written and produced by Cev MooreArtwork by Richard WellsTo sign up as a patron and receive extra content go to patreon.com/househammerpodFollow us on Twitter and Instagram @househammerpodEmail us at email@example.comCheck out the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100088229529289To download the *NEW* House Of Hammer Bingo Card go tohttps://www.patreon.com/posts/house-of-hammer-76822456Why not visit our online store at https://the-house-of-hammer.creator-spring.com
On this episode, we invite you to hang out with Sandy as she takes a look at Hollywood's most iconic landmark, the Hollywood Sign. Originally built as “Hollywoodland” as an advertisement to lure in real estate investors, it has seen tragedy, facelifts, and even a couple of good pranks over the decades. The Hollywood Sign is celebrating its 100 Anniversary throughout 2023.
A significant portion of Saved by the Bellini is devoted to the iconic movies that defined the decade. A few years before writing Saved by the Bellini, John read Best. Movie. Year. Ever: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen by journalist Brian Raftery. Listen to hear just how much of an impact Brian's book had on John's writing process, Brian's reflections on journalism in the 90s, and why 1999 is the most “90s” year of the 90s. Eat Your Words Presents: Saved by the Bellini is Powered by Simplecast
Get access to this entire episode as well as all of our premium episodes and bonus content by becoming a Hit Factory Patron for just $5/month.San Francisco-based Drafthouse programmer Jake Isgar stops by to discuss 'Dick Tracy', Warren Beatty's dazzling passion project released during a brief, bygone moment in big-budget filmmaking when artistic liberty and studio buy-in were wed.We discuss the byzantine journey the film took to the big screen, which included several iterations under different directors and actors in the titular role. Then we discuss Warren Beatty as auteur, and how the character of Dick Tracy reflects his predilections, fears, and fetishes all in one. Finally, we look at Disney's ubiquitous promotional campaign for the film, which featured Dick Tracy iconography and songs from the soundtrack perfromed during Madonna's Blond Ambition Tour. Read Jeffrey Katzenberg's 1991 Memo 'The World Is Changing: Some Thoughts On Our Business' .
We dive deep into the 1980s class miniseries V.V: The Original Miniseries is a two-part science-fiction television miniseries written and directed by Kenneth Johnson. V aired in 1983 and initiated the science-fiction franchise concerning aliens known as the "Visitors" trying to gain control of Earth and of the ways the populace reacts.Alone, the behind-the-scenes exploration of V: The Original Miniseries is an interesting story, but for writers, learning about classic television, films, shorts, and media content is important. You don't want to be that writer who whines, "I wasn't born then," when your studio executive or showrunner brings up a film or television show from the past, right? Research:The V Files: The Shocking Legacy of an '80s Sci-Fi Cult ClassicHollywood backstabbing, conspiracy theories, and the devastating murder of a star behind the TV alien-invasion sensation. By Anthony Breznican vanityfair.com/hollywood/2023/05/the-v-files-legacyand 40 Years After V Debuted, The Miniserises Still Has Lots to SayCreator Kenneth Johnson looks back at the highs and lows of the sci-fi mega-hit.b y Yzaki Hasan https://www.ign.com/articles/40-years-after-v-debuted-the-miniseries-still-has-lots-to-say
Swing away, Howlers. Swing away.This week, Cody and Matt adventure back into the corn to find signs of intelligent life... something that's been sorely missing around this pod. They discuss the phenomena of M. Night Shyamalan, the brilliance of child actors, and the powerhouse that is Cherry Jones. They also ponder their own stances on crop circles, strange lights, and fate while trying to decide the ethical nature of leaving somebody pinned to a tree.Grab your tin foil hats and don't forget your inhaler!Thanks for listening!Instagram/Twitter: @nighthowlspod
It's Hit Factory's third birthday, and you're invited to celebrate along with us! Join us as we count down our baker's Top Ten films from past episodes. Links To Episodes Mentioned Here:The Blair With ProjectRavenous feat. Matt MonagleLost Highway feat. Jonah KoslofskySafe feat. Catherine LiuThe Bridges of Madison County feat. Comrade YuiClose-Up feat. Roxana HadadiThe Game feat. Bilge EbiriSlacker feat. Robert RaymondThe Limey feat. Matt BelenkyIrma Vep feat. Brandon StreussnigCronos Get access to all of our premium episodes and bonus content by becoming a Hit Factory Patron for just $5/month.....Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish.
Find the full show notes at www.jurassicparkpodcast.comWelcome to The Jurassic Park Podcast! In episode 355, Aaron Beyer returns for the latest iteration of The Jurassic Wire. We discuss the crowdfund from Mattel Creations, the potential for another animated series, Jurassic Park's 30th Anniversary, high end Jurassic collectibles from Prime 1 Studios, Hollywood crumbling before our eyes and much more! Sit back, relax and ENJOY this episode of The Jurassic Park Podcast!WATCH VICTORIA CANTINA'S LIVE STREAMDon't forget to give our voicemail line a call at 732-825-7763!Email us: firstname.lastname@example.orgBook Club Email: email@example.comThanks for listening, stay safe and enjoy!
We are back! The Writer's Hangout is back with a brand-new episode. We break down the current WGA Writers' Strike and whether A.I. can write a screenplay better than a human. We introduce A.I. Theater, where Terry reads from three scripts written by bots. Writers, we challenge you not to laugh at these delightful screenplays. The scripts are all written by bots and can be found on the Instagram Account: @bot_scripts
Get access to this entire episode as well as all of our premium episodes and bonus content by becoming a Hit Factory Patron for just $5/month.Returning Hit Factory favorites and fellow Neptune High Class on 1980 Sea Dogs Taylor Grimes and Hard Mike join for a testosterone-heavy conversation about Brian De Palma's 'Snake Eyes'. It's a throwback thriller that satisfies as both sleazy genre exercise and one of the director's most stylish metacommentaries on the craft of filmmaking itself.We discuss Brian De Palma as auteur, and how this film continues his career-long devotion to past masters like Hitchcock and their shared fascination with perversion, voyeurism, and corruption. Then we discuss the film's brilliant grasp on both form and function, as it employs its technical acuity to externalize the interiority of it's lead character (portrayed with considerable aplomb by a never-better Nicolas Cage). Finally, we discuss the film's many brilliant collborators, including the late Ryuichi Sakamoto of the influential Japanese electronic outfit Yellow Magic Orchestra who provides this movie's haunting and lyrical score.Follow Hard Mike on Twitter. Find Taylor online (if you can). ....Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish.
Roll up! Roll Up! For the show of the century. Well at least today...Let Ben guide you through this unusual exhibit that will leave you astounded, amazed and (just maybe) apathetic!“The House Of Hammer Theme” and incidental music - written and produced by Cev MooreArtwork by Richard WellsTo sign up as a patron and receive extra content go to patreon.com/househammerpodFollow us on Twitter and Instagram @househammerpodEmail us at firstname.lastname@example.orgCheck out the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100088229529289To download the *NEW* House Of Hammer Bingo Card go tohttps://www.patreon.com/posts/house-of-hammer-76822456Why not visit our online store at https://the-house-of-hammer.creator-spring.com
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and LAist Studios have teamed up for a multi-season audio series that examines the myriad of stories of our cinematic history. Jacqueline Stewart, Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and a MacArthur Fellow, hosts the series. The second season, entitled “Close Up on Casting: The Hidden Role of Casting in Film History,” explores the immense influence that casting directors can have on the success of a film and the career trajectories of actors. Episodes include revelatory interviews and in-depth conversations with OscarⓇ winners, film artists, industry leaders, activists, journalists, and scholars, as well as archival audio and other exclusive content that will only be accessible through the podcast. Larry speaks with Jacqueline Stewart about the podcast and this season's focus on the importance of casting directors in the industry. Season 2 premiered on June 15th and will drop weekly episodes through July 20th. Episodes 1 through 3 are available now, wherever you get your podcasts.
FilmWeek: ‘Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny,' ‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken,' ‘Every Body,' And More (0:15) Larry Mantle and LAist film critics Lael Loewenstein, Christy Lemire and Charles Solomon review this weekend's new movie releases in theaters, streaming, and on demand platforms. “Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny” Wide Release “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” Wide Release “WHAM!” Streaming on Netflix July 5 “Revoir Paris” Laemmle Royal [West LA] “Nimona” Streaming on Netflix “Every Body” In Select Theaters “In The Company Of Rose” Laemmle Royal [West LA]; Available on Amazon & Apple TV “Prisoner's Daughter” In Select Theaters “Give Me An A” Available on VOD “2001: A Space Odyssey” 4k Restoration Landmark's Nuart Theater [West LA] FilmWeek Feature: The Academy Museum Podcast Preview (31:48) The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and LAist Studios have teamed up for a multi-season audio series that examines the myriad of stories of our cinematic history. Jacqueline Stewart, Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and a MacArthur Fellow, hosts the series. The second season, entitled “Close Up on Casting: The Hidden Role of Casting in Film History,” explores the immense influence that casting directors can have on the success of a film and the career trajectories of actors. Episodes include revelatory interviews and in-depth conversations with OscarⓇ winners, film artists, industry leaders, activists, journalists, and scholars, as well as archival audio and other exclusive content that will only be accessible through the podcast. Larry speaks with Jacqueline Stewart about the podcast and this season's focus on the importance of casting directors in the industry. Season 2 premiered on June 15th and will drop weekly episodes through July 20th. Episodes 1 through 3 are available now, wherever you get your podcasts.
Rewind -- British screenwriter Ian Mackintosh's plane went missing on July 7, 1979, nineteen days before his thirty-ninth birthday, over the Gulf of Alaska. What happened remains a mystery. Join us as we tell the story of Lieutenant Commander Hamish Ian Mackintosh, a British Royal Navy officer, a writer of thriller novels, and a screenwriter for British television. Ian's series, THE SANDBAGGERS, was groundbreaking. The New York Times said "the best spy series in television history." Ian MacKintosh was among the first writers to present espionage realistically and as a sordid series of political struggles, double-crosses, and personality clashes.If you want to read more about Ian Mackintosh, I highly recommend The Life and Mysterious Death of Ian Mackintosh by Robert G. Folsom.
On a quick glance of this episode's title, you may think we are talking about the Underground Film Movement. But that's a highbrow topic and that's not why you come to Slums of Film History. You come here for the actual horrible things that are underground. The mutant zombie CHUDs that climb out of the sewers to eat rich people's dogs. You come for the early sci-fi films that somehow found dinosaurs and prehistoric monsters leftover from millions of years ago by drilling down into the earth. You come for the mutant praying mantises that disguise themselves as people in the subway tunnels of New York City. You come for alien killer clowns that emerge from underground to kill kids every 27 years. And of course you come for Sloth. Today we go deep down into the ground, all the way to the earth's core and back to find out what's lurking below, down in the Ugly Underground.