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Will Hyler joins Brian for a discussion of Jeremiah Johnson, starring Robert Redford and directed by Sydney Pollack! They also talk about Pollack's amazing directing career and pick his three best movies. JEREMIAH JOHNSON is available on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/515503176Follow us at filmatfifty.com and @filmatfifty on social media, and please leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 702, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Try "Star" 1: Overly awed and fascinated in the presence of celebrities. starstruck. 2: Structure from which the 3-year-olds fly forward at Churchill Downs. starting gate. 3: Banner carried by the attackers during Pickett's Charge. "Stars and Bars". 4: An asteroidean echinoderm found in tidepools. starfish. 5: It's composed mainly of amylose and amylopectin. starch. Round 2. Category: Smooching In Shakespeare 1: He claims that the sleeping Michael Cassio kissed him hard while dreaming of Desdemona. Iago. 2: He says, "Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft" while holding Yorick's skull. Hamlet. 3: "Love's Labour's Lost" and "Henry VI, Part III" both mention the kiss of this Biblical traitor. Judas Iscariot. 4: In this comedy Petruchio says, "Kiss me, Kate, we will be married o' Sunday". Taming of the Shrew. 5: "We have kiss'd away kingdoms and provinces" says Scarus in the play about this title couple. Antony and Cleopatra. Round 3. Category: Tubes 1: Submarines have fixed tubes in the bow to shoot these underwater weapons. torpedoes. 2: If a surfer rides the tube in London, he's on this. the subway. 3: Every little breeze seems to whisper the name of this first test tube baby. Louise (Brown). 4: The gas-filled Geissler tube of the late 1850s was adapted for use in these advertising signs. neon signs. 5: Like you, a frog has this tube connecting the middle ear and the throat. the Eustachian tube. Round 4. Category: Famous Franks 1: This "Wizard of Oz" author edited a trade magazine for store window decorators. L. Frank Baum. 2: Frank Fitzsimmons took control of this union when Jimmy Hoffa was imprisoned in 1967. Teamsters. 3: This musical satirist founded the Mothers of Invention in 1964. Frank Zappa. 4: In Gemini 7 he and Jim Lovell set a 14-day endurance record. Frank Borman. 5: This Idaho Democratic senator was active in investigating abuses by the CIA. Frank Church. Round 5. Category: Directors On Film 1: He not only was "The Outlaw Josey Wales", he was the director, too. Clint Eastwood. 2: When you watch his direction of himself and Jack Nicholson, he hopes you "Hoffa" good time. Danny DeVito. 3: He's seen in John Landis' "The Blues Brothers" and Landis is seen in his "1941". Steven Spielberg. 4: He was Mookie the delivery boy in "Do the Right Thing". Spike Lee. 5: 1 of the 2 directors who play the 2 main husbands in "Husbands and Wives". (1 of) Sydney Pollack (or Woody Allen). Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/
On the latest episode of YKY we go back to the 70's with a Sydney Pollack film, The Yakuza. Starring Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Richard Jordan, Keiko Kishi and James Shigeta (Takagi in Die Hard). This is an East meets West Character study about debt, loyalty and honor with a screenplay by legends Robert Towne and Paul Schrader. Ralph is in his 70's happy place but what about the rest of the gang.
Actors are crazy! Mark welcomes friend and screenwriter C.C. Webster back to the show to rave about mistaken identities, characters in drag, and the wonderful Teri Garr! They celebrate the 40th anniversary of the hit film Tootsie, which was a must-see when it was released in theaters on December 17, 1982. The Sydney Pollack film garnered 10 Oscar nominations, including a win for Best Supporting Actress Jessica Lange, and it actually holds up really well four decades later (although some of those 80s songs don't!). They applaud Bill Murray in his supporting role, Elaine May in her uncredited writing of the screenplay, and of course the character and icon Dorothy Michaels. Go Tootsie Go!
Brad's deep and abiding love has led us to Tony Gilroy's first directorial effort, the twisty and biting legal thriller Michael Clayton. Join us as Brad and Vinny experience this terrific film for the first time, and discover just how many murders it takes to effectively cover up gross corporate malfeasance. CHAPTERS: (00:00:00) - NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening.(00:00:14) - Intro.(00:05:16) - A quick overview on the set-up for our movie this week: Michael Clayton.(00:14:06) - Some thoughts on the film's non-linear presentation of the story.(00:17:40) - A little bit of background info on the development and production of Michael Clayton.(00:22:42) - Karen Crowder: not a great person!(00:27:58) - Arthur's imperfect moment of clarity.(00:34:52) - One night in Milwaukee.(00:39:49) - Arthur on the lam.(00:42:32) - Michael's various other issues, and some chat about Sydney Pollack's Marty.(00:51:01) - Mmm, bread.(00:53:45) - Break!(00:54:07) - We're back, and it's time for some more Arthur yelling. Oh, and murder!(01:03:45) - Well, Arthur's dead. Guess that about wraps everything up, right?(01:08:24) - Michael Clayton is on the hunt, so it's time for yet another murder.(01:15:33) - Looping back around to where the movie started.(01:21:24) - An all-timer of a closing scene.(01:32:44) - Final thoughts on Michael Clayton.(01:41:31) - Outro.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're kicking off the Christmas season with a Yuletide thriller as Robert Redford exposes CIA secrets in Sydney Pollack's Three Days of the Condor. Join in as we discuss "technically Christmas" movies, the differences between the movie and its source novel, the cultural and political environment of the 1970s, and the career of animation director turned RHOBH guest star Rob Minkoff. Plus: Is The Wizard of Oz an Easter movie? What is a CIA assistant director's salary? What happens to Condor at the end? And, most importantly, at what point does a stew become a casserole? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: The Apartment (1960) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message
"Kids. Probably the same everywhere." Three Days of the Condor (1975) directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson and Max Von Sydow. Next Time: North By Northwest (1959)
On this episode, we travel back to 1984, and the days when a "young adult" novel included lots of drugs and partying and absolutely no sparkly vampires or dystopian warrior girls. We're talking about Jay McInerney's groundbreaking novel, Bright Lights, Big City, and its 1988 film version starring Michael J. Fox and Keifer Sutherland. ----more---- Hello, and welcome to The 80s Movies Podcast. I am your host, Edward Havens. Thank you for listening today. The original 1984 front cover for Jay McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City If you were a young adult in the late 1980s, there's a very good chance that you started reading more adult-y books thanks to an imprint called Vintage Contemporaries. Quality books at an affordable paperback price point, with their uniform and intrinsically 80s designed covers, bold cover and spine fonts, and mix of first-time writers and cult authors who never quite broke through to the mainstream, the Vintage Contemporary series would be an immediate hit when it was first launched in September 1984. The first set of releases would include such novels as Raymond Carver's Cathedral and Thomas McGuane's The Bushwhacked Piano, but the one that would set the bar for the entire series was the first novel by a twenty-nine year old former fact checker at the New Yorker magazine. The writer was Jay McInerney, and his novel was Bright Lights, Big City. The original 1984 front cover for Raymond Carver's Cathedral Bright Lights, Big City would set a template for twenty something writers in the 1980s. A protagonist not unlike the writer themselves, with a not-so-secret drug addiction, and often written in the second person, You, which was not a usual literary choice at the time. The nameless protagonist, You, is a divorced twenty-four year old wannabe writer who works as fact-checker at a major upscale magazine in New York City, for which he once dreamed of writing for. You is recently divorced from Amanda, an aspiring model he had met while going to school in Kansas City. You would move to New York City earlier in the year with her when her modeling career was starting to talk off. While in Paris for Fashion Week, Amanda called You to inform him their marriage was over, and that she was leaving him for another man. You continues to hope Amanda will return to him, and when it's clear she won't, he not only becomes obsessed with everything about her that left in their apartment, he begins to slide into reckless abandon at the clubs they used to frequent, and becoming heavily addicted to cocaine, which then affects his performance at work. A chance encounter with Amanda at an event in the city leads You to a public humiliation, which makes him starts to realize that his behavior is not because his wife left him, but a manifestation of the grief he still feels over his mother's passing the previous year. You had gotten married to a woman he hardly knew because he wanted to make his mother happy before she died, and he was still unconsciously grieving when his wife's leaving him triggered his downward spiral. Bright Lights, Big City was an immediate hit, one of the few paperback-only books to ever hit the New York Times best-seller chart. Within two years, the novel had sold more than 300,000 copies, and spawned a tidal wave of like-minded twentysomething writers becoming published. Bret Easton Ellis might have been able to get his first novel Less Than Zero published somewhere down the line, but it was McInerney's success that would cause Simon and Schuster to try and duplicate Vintage's success, which they would. Same with Tana Janowitz, whose 1986 novel Slaves of New York was picked up by Crown Publishers looking to replicate the success of McInerney and Ellis, despite her previous novel, 1981's American Dad, being completely ignored by the book buying public at that time. While the book took moments from his life, it wasn't necessarily autobiographical. For example, McInerney had been married to a fashion model in the early 1980s, but they would meet while he attended Syracuse University in the late 1970s. And yes, McInerney would do a lot of blow during his divorce from his wife, and yes, he would get fired from The New Yorker because of the effects of his drug addiction. Yes, he was partying pretty hard during the times that preceded the writing of his first novel. And yes, he would meet a young woman who would kinda rescue him and get him on the right path. But there were a number of details about McInerney's life that were not used for the book. Like how the author studied writing with none other than Raymond Carver while studying creative writing at Syracuse, or how his family connections would allow him to submit blind stories to someone like George Plimpton at the Paris Review, and not only get the story read but published. And, naturally, any literary success was going to become a movie at some point. For Bright Lights, it would happen almost as soon as the novel was published. Robert Lawrence, a vice president at Columbia Pictures in his early thirties, had read the book nearly cover to cover in a single sitting, and envisioned a film that could be “The Graduate” of his generation, with maybe a bit of “Lost Weekend” thrown in. But the older executives at the studio balked at the idea, which they felt would be subversive and unconventional. They would, however, buy in when Lawrence was able to get mega-producer Jerry Weintraub to be a producer on the film, who in turn was able to get Joel Schumacher, who had just finished filming St. Elmo's Fire for the studio, to direct, and get Tom Cruise, who was still two years away from Top Gun and megastardom, to play the main character. McInerney was hired to write the script, and he and Schumacher and Cruise would even go on club crawls in New York City to help inform all of the atmosphere they were trying to capture with the film. In 1985, Weintraub would be hired by United Artists to become their new chief executive, and Bright Lights would be one of the properties he would be allowed to take with him to his new home. But since he was now an executive, Weintraub would need to hire a new producer to take the reigns on the picture. Enter Sydney Pollack. By 1985, Sydney Pollack was one of the biggest directors in Hollywood. With films like They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Jeremiah Johnson, Three Days of the Condor, The Electric Horseman and Tootsie under his belt, Pollock could get a film made, and get it seen by audiences. At least, as a director. At this point in his career, he had only ever produced one movie, Alan Rudolph's 1984 musical drama Songwriter, which despite being based on the life of Willie Nelson, and starring Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Rip Torn, barely grossed a tenth of its $8m budget. And Pollock at that moment was busy putting the finishing touches on his newest film, an African-based drama featuring Meryl Streep and longtime Pollock collaborator Robert Redford. That film, Out of Africa, would win seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, in March 1986, which would keep Pollock and his producing partner Mark Rosenberg's attention away from Bright Lights for several months. Once the hype on Out of Africa died down, Pollock and Rosenberg got to work getting Bright Lights, Big City made. Starting with hiring a new screenwriter, a new director, and a new leading actor. McInerney, Schumacher and Cruise had gotten tired of waiting. Ironically, Cruise would call on Pollock to direct another movie he was waiting to make, also based at United Artists, that he was going to star in alongside Dustin Hoffman. That movie, of course, is Rain Man, and we'll dive into that movie another time. Also ironically, Weintraub would not last long as the CEO of United Artists. Just five months after becoming the head of the studio, Weintraub would tire of the antics of Kirk Kerkorian, the owner of United Artists and its sister company, MGM, and step down. Kerkorian would not let Weintraub take any of the properties he brought from Columbia to his new home, the eponymously named mini-major he'd form with backing from Columbia. With a new studio head in place, Pollock started to look for a new director. He would discover that director in Joyce Chopra, who, after twenty years of making documentaries, made her first dramatic narrative in 1985. Smooth Talk was an incredible coming of age drama, based on a story by Joyce Carol Oates, that would make a star out of then seventeen-year-old Laura Dern. UA would not only hire her to direct the film but hire her husband, Tom Cole, who brilliantly adapted the Oates story that was the basis for Smooth Talk, to co-write the screenplay with his wife. While Cole was working on the script, Chopra would have her agent send a copy of McInerney's book to Michael J. Fox. This wasn't just some random decision. Chopra knew she needed a star for this movie, and Fox's agent just happened to be Chopra's agent. That'd be two commissions for the agent if it came together, and a copy of the book was delivered to Fox's dressing room on the Family Ties soundstage that very day. Fox loved the book, and agreed to do the film. After Alex P. Keaton and Marty McFly and other characters he had played that highlighted his good looks and pleasant demeanor, he was ready to play a darker, more morally ambiguous character. Since the production was scheduled around Fox's summer hiatus from the hit TV show, he was in. For Pollock and United Artists, this was a major coup, landing one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. But the project was originally going to be Toronto standing in for New York City for less than $7m with a lesser known cast. Now, it was going to be a $15m with not only Michael J. Fox but also Keifer Sutherland, who was cast as Tad, the best friend of the formerly named You, who would now known as Jamie Conway, and would be shot on location in New York City. The film would also feature Phoebe Cates as Jamie's model ex-wife, William Hickey, Kelly Lynch. But there was a major catch. The production would only have ten weeks to shoot with Fox, as he was due back in Los Angeles to begin production on the sixth season of Family Ties. He wasn't going to do that thing he did making a movie and a television show at the same time like he did with Back to the Future and Family Ties in 1984 and 1985. Ten weeks and not a day more. Production on the film would begin on April 13th, 1987, to get as much of the film shot while Fox was still finishing Family Ties in Los Angeles. He would be joining the production at the end of the month. But Fox never get the chance to shoot with Chopra. After three weeks of production, Chopra, her husband, and her cinematographer James Glennon, who had also shot Smooth Talk, were dismissed from the film. The suits at United Artists were not happy with the Fox-less footage that was coming out of New York, and were not happy with the direction of the film. Cole and Chopra had removed much of the nightlife and drug life storyline, and focused more on the development of Jamie as a writer. Apparently, no one at the studio had read the final draft of the script before shooting began. Cole, the screenwriter, says it was Pollock, the producer, who requested the changes, but in the end, it would be not the Oscar-winning filmmaker producing the movie that would be released but the trio of newer creatives. Second unit footage would continue to shoot around New York City while the studio looked for a new director. Ironically, days after Chopra was fired, the Directors Guild of America had announced that if they were not able to sign a new agreement with the Producers Guild before the end of the current contract on June 30th, the directors were going on strike. So now United Artists were really under the gun. After considering such filmmakers as Belgian director Ulu Grosbard, who had directed Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro in Falling in Love, and Australian director Bruce Beresford, whose films had included Breaker Morant and Tender Mercies, they would find their new director in James Bridges, whose filmography included such critical and financial success as The Paper Chase, The China Syndrome and Urban Cowboy, but had two bombs in a row in 1984's Mike's Murder and 1985's Perfect. He needed a hit, and this was the first solid directing offer in three years. He'd spend the weekend after his hiring doing some minor recasting, including bringing in John Houseman, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in The Paper Chase, as well as Swoosie Kurtz, Oscar-winning actors Jason Robards and Dianne Weist, and Tracy Pollan, Fox's co-star on Family Ties, who would shortly after the filming of Bright Lights become Mrs. Michael J. Fox, although in the film, she would be cast not as a love interest to her real-life boyfriend's character but as the wife of Keifer Sutherland's character. After a week of rewriting McInerney's original draft of the screenplay from the Schumacher days, principal photography re-commenced on the film. And since Bridges would be working with famed cinematographer Gordon Willis, who had shot three previous movies with Bridges as well as the first two Godfather movies and every Woody Allen movie from Annie Hall to The Purple Rose of Cairo, it was also decided that none of Chopra's footage would be used. Everything would start back on square one. And because of the impending Directors Guild strike, he'd have only thirty-six days, a tad over five weeks, to film everything. One of the lobby cards from the movie version of Bright Lights, Big City And they were able to get it all done, thanks to some ingenious measures. One location, the Palladium concert hall on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, would double as three different nightclubs, two discotheques and a dinner club. Instead of finding six different locations, which would loading cameras and lights from one location to another, moving hundreds of people as well, and then setting the lights and props again, over and over, all they would have to do is re-decorate the area to become the next thing they needed. Bridges would complete the film that day before the Directors Guild strike deadline, but the strike would never happen. But there would be some issue with the final writing credits. While Bridges had used McInerney's original screenplay as a jumping off point, the writer/director had really latched on to the mother's death as the emotional center of the movie. Bridges' own grandmother had passed away in 1986, and he found writing those scenes to be cathartic for his own unresolved issues. But despite the changes Bridges would make to the script, including adding such filmmaking tropes as flashbacks and voiceovers, and having the movie broken up into sections by the use of chapter titles being typed out on screen, the Writers Guild would give sole screenwriting credit to Jay McInerney. As post-production continued throughout the fall, the one topic no one involved in the production wanted to talk about or even acknowledge was the movie version of Bret Easton Ellis's Less Than Zero that rival studio 20th Century Fox had been making in Los Angeles. It had a smaller budget, a lesser known filmmaker, a lesser known cast lead by Andrew McCarthy and Jami Gertz, and a budget half the size. If their film was a hit, that could be good for this one. And if their film wasn't a hit? Well, Bright Lights was the trendsetter. It was the one that sold more copies. The one that saw its author featured in more magazines and television news shows. How well did Less Than Zero do when it was released into theatres on November 6th, 1987? Well, you're just going to have to wait until next week's episode. Unless you're listening months or years after they were published, and are listening to episodes in reverse order. Then you already know how it did, but let's just say it wasn't a hit but it wasn't really a dud either. Bridges would spend nearly six months putting his film together, most of which he would find enjoyable, but he would have trouble deciding which of two endings he shot would be used. His preferred ending saw Jamie wandering through the streets of New York City early one morning, after a long night of partying that included a confrontation with his ex-wife, where he decides that was the day he was going to get his life back on track but not knowing what he was going to do, but the studio asked for an alternative ending, one that features Jamie one year in the future, putting the finishing touches on his first novel, which we see is titled… wait for it… Bright Lights, Big City, while his new girlfriend stands behind him giving her approval. After several audience test screenings, the studio would decide to let Bridges have his ending. United Artists would an April 1st, 1988 release date, and would spend months gearing up the publicity machine. Fox and Pollan were busy finishing the final episodes of that season's Family Ties, and weren't as widely available for the publicity circuit outside of those based in Los Angeles. The studio wasn't too worried, though. Michael J. Fox's last movie, The Secret of My Success, had been released in April 1987, and had grossed $67m without his doing a lot of publicity for that one, either. Opening on 1196 screens, the film would only manage to gross $5.13m, putting it in third place behind the previous week's #1 film, Biloxi Blues with Matthew Broderick, and the Tim Burton comedy Beetlejuice, which despite opening on nearly 200 fewer screens would gross nearly $3m more. But the reviews were not great. Decent. Respectful. But not great. The New York-based critics, like David Ansen of Newsweek and Janet Maslin of the Times, would be kinder than most other critics, maybe because they didn't want to be seen knocking a film shot in their backyard. But one person would actually would praise the film and Michael J. Fox as an actor was Roger Ebert. But it wouldn't save the film. In its second week, the film would fall to fifth place, with $3.09m worth of tickets sold, and it would drop all the way to tenth place in its third week with just under $1.9m in ticket sales. Week four would see it fall to 16th place with only $862k worth of ticket sales. After that, United Artists would stop reporting grosses. The $17m film had grossed just $16.1m. Bright Lights, Big City was a milestone book for me, in large part because it made me a reader. Before Bright Lights, I read occasionally, mainly John Irving, preferring to spend most of my free time voraciously consuming every movie I could. After Bright Lights, I picked up every Vintage Contemporary book I could get my hands on. One of the checklists of Vintage Contemporary books listed in the back of a Vintage Contemporary book. And one thing that really helped out was the literal checklist of other books available from that imprint in the back of each book. Without those distinct covers, I don't know if I would have discovered some of my favorite authors like Raymond Carver and Don DeLillo and Richard Ford and Richard Russo. Even after the Vintage Contemporary line shut down years later, I continued to read. I still read today, although not as much as I would prefer. I have a podcast to work on. I remember when the movie came out that I wasn't all that thrilled with it, and it would be nearly 35 years before I revisited it again, for this episode. I can't say it's the 80s as I remember it, because I had never been to New York City by that point in my life, I had never, and still never have, done anything like cocaine. And I had only ever had like two relationships that could be considered anything of substance, let alone marriage and a divorce. But I am certain it's an 80s that I'm glad I didn't know. Mainly because Jamie's 80s seemed rather boring and inconsequential. Fox does the best he can with the material, but he is not the right person for the role. As I watched it again, I couldn't help but wonder what if the roles were reversed. What if Keifer Sutherland played Jamie and Michael J. Fox played the friend? That might have been a more interesting movie, but Sutherland was not yet at that level of stardom. Thank you for joining us. We'll talk again next week, when Episode 95, on the novel and movie version of Less Than Zero is released. Remember to visit this episode's page on our website, The80sMoviePodcast.com, for extra materials about Bright Lights, Big City, both the book and the movie, as well as other titles in the Vintage Contemporary book series. The full cover, back and front, of Richard Ford's 1986 The Sportswriter, which would be the first of four novels about Frank Bascombe, a failed novelist who becomes a sportswriter. The second book in the series, 1995's Independence Day, would win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the first of only two times the same book would win both awards the same year. The 80s Movies Podcast has been researched, written, narrated and edited by Edward Havens for Idiosyncratic Entertainment. Thank you again. Good night.
Cruise. Kidman. Kubrick. Ehrlich. We're concluding our Stanley Kubrick series with 1999's EYES WIDE SHUT and a trip to cinema's most famous masked orgy. Indiewire's David Ehrlich joins us as we discuss liminal spaces, the late-90s ABC sitcom “Dharma & Greg,” Nick Nightingale's skills as a piano player, and Sydney Pollack's barrel chest. Are there “more Christmas lights in this movie than there are in an NYU student's dormroom?” What is the platonic ideal of a Tom Cruise hairstyle? Did making this movie kill Kubrick, or was working to finish it what kept him alive? What can one expect to find where the rainbow ends? And more! This episode is sponsored by: MUBI (mubi.com/check) Marlow Pillow (marlowpillow.com) Shopify (shopify.com/check) Join our Patreon at patreon.com/blankcheck Follow us @blankcheckpod on Twitter and Instagram! Buy some real nerdy merch at shopblankcheckpod.myshopify.com or at teepublic.com/stores/blank-check
Welcome back to another year and another round of NEO NOIRVEMBER! The lads kick it off in style in Japan with a tale of honor, love and violence: 1975's The Yakuza, directed by Sydney Pollack, written by Paul Schrader and Robert Towne from a story by Leonard Schrader AND starring Robert Mitchum aka the king of noir! Questions, comments or fingers? email@example.com SNAP SNAP: instagram.com/outofthepodcast TWEET TWEET: twitter.com/outofthecast
This week, we rank all of the 1980s films we've covered thus far, which proves to be easier said than done. We follow that with a discussion on Sydney Pollack's 1982 Oscar-winning comedy TOOTSIE, starring Oscar winners Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange. Hosted by Austin Johnson and Connor Eyzaguirre Music by Cooley Cal New episodes every Sunday! Don't miss THE FILMGAZM PODCAST every Wednesday and BEYOND THE BAD every Friday! E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Amazon Music, or Anchor.fm, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or leave a comment below if there's a movie you want us to review! Visit https://www.filmgazm.com for movie reviews, articles, podcasts, and trailers of upcoming movies. DISCLAIMER - We do not own nor do we pretend to own any posters, artwork, music, or trailers. We mean only to review and discuss movies fairly and without bias. All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-filmgazm-podcast/support
Forty years ago, Sydney Pollack directed one of the most acclaimed and most successful comedies of all time with this gender-bending sorta-romantic comedy starring Dustin Hoffman as Michael Dorsey. Dorsey is an unemployed actor who suddenly finds success disguised as Dorothy Michaels, a suddenly successful actress who becomes of the leads of a popular daytime soap opera. Jessica Lange plays Julie, her co-star whom Michael falls in love with, Charles Durning plays Julie's father Les who falls in love with Dorothy....and hilarity ensues! The stellar cast also includes Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Geena Davis, and Bill Murray.Host: Geoff Gershon Editors: Geoff and Ella GershonProducer: Marlene Gershonhttps://livingforthecinema.com/Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Living-for-the-Cinema-Podcast-101167838847578Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/livingforthecinema/Letterboxd:https://letterboxd.com/Living4Cinema/
This week we dive into the 1982 classic, Tootsie. If you ever wanted to see what kind of an agent Sydney Pollack would be, here's your chance! Joining us this week is Chris Smith from Podtastic Audio, and The Kris and Kristine Show. Thank you to Chris for joining us! Check out his podcasts Podtastic Audio and The Kris and Kristine ShowFor more information about the show go tohttps://www.whatdoyoumedia.comOr Send us an email at email@example.comThank you to James Alexander for creating the awesome artwork for this show! Check out his instagram at https://instagram.com/pleasantviewdesigns?igshid=NDBlY2NjN2I=Follow the show on social media!!Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WhatdoyoumeanY4Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/What-Do-You-Mean-Youve-Never-Seen-107380251977450/ Instagram:https://instagram.com/whatdoyoumeanyouveneverseen?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKK5WkxviFwkBDV38XC43nQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatdoyoumedia TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@whatdoumeanuveneverseen?Support the show
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In the twenty-first episode of Season 7 (Fantastical Realities) Kyle is joined by fellow cinephiles/screenwriters David Gutierrez and Mario Ruiz to discuss the psychological transposing of masculinity in panic that defines Frank Perry's horror surrealist adaptation of John Cheever's short story The Swimmer (1968).
NOW...That's what I call DUNE! Have you ever wanted to hear the sounds of DUNE from the comfort of your very own home? Well have a sniff of spice and get your headphones! You have GOT to hear this episode of DEATH BY DVD, all about NOW : THAT'S WHAT I CALL DUNE! The sounds of DUNE! NEW EPISODES COMING SOON!HEY, while you're still here.. have you heard...DEATH BY DVD PRESENTS : WHO SHOT HANK? The first of its kind (On this show, at least) an all original narrative audio drama exploring the murder of this shows very host, HANK THE WORLDS GREATEST! Explore WHO SHOT HANK, starting with the MURDER! A Death By DVD New Year Mystery WHO SHOT HANK : PART ONE WHO SHOT HANK : PART TWO WHO SHOT HANK : PART THREE WHO SHOT HANK : PART FOUR WHO SHOT HANK PART 5 : THE BEGINNING OF THE END WHO SHOT HANK PART 6 THE FINALE : EXEUNT OMNES The Death By DVD SENTINEL remix theme by LINUS FITNESS-CENTRE
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Welcome back to The More We Know! The more we know, the more we grow!Your Mentor Today is one of my favorite actresses, Deirdre Lovejoy. Deirdre Lovejoy is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Assistant State's Attorney Rhonda Pearlman on HBO's The Wire. She is also known for her roles as a serial killer Heather Taffet on the Fox series Bones and White House Counsel Cynthia Panabaker on NBC's series The Blacklist.Theater, TV and Film actor Deirdre Lovejoy is perhaps best known for her portrayal of States Attorney Rhonda Pearlman for five seasons on HBO's critically acclaimed THE WIRE. The show is often cited as one of the most influential and realistic television dramas of all time and continues to thrill fans on HBO On Demand.She is also a popular character on Netfix's Raising Dion, Charlotte the mysterious mentor to the series' lead character Dion. On the Blacklist Dede is known for her long stint as wise cracking White House Counsel turned senator Cynthia Panabaker. Her star turn as the brilliant/evil lawyer/serial killer, Heather Taffett, aka “The Gravedigger”on the medical procedural Bones is still a fan favorite.Dede has played murderers, mothers, detectives, doctors, lawyers, social workers, and weeping versions of all of the above. She's been lobotomized, arrested, jailed, killed by cars and peanut oil, witnessed successful face transplants and had her head exploded off of her body by sniper fire (one of Bones' most popular GIFS to date).She recently made waves with her searing portrayal of real life kidnapping psychopath Wanda Barzee in the critically lauded “I am Elizabeth Smart”. For a complete acting resume please click the “Resume” tab in the drop down menu above.Feature film work includes acting under the direction of award winning artists like Ang Lee, Sydney Pollack, Stanley Donan, Anthony Minghella, Jake Kasdan, Anthony Hemingway, Timothy Van Patten, Mark Platt, Mark Tinker, Nelson McCormick, Andrew Bergman, Anne Fletcher, Larry David and John Singleton.Make sure to follow her on instagram @ ddlovejoy and check her website out here: https://deirdrelovejoy.com/Listen To The More We Know ⇨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/1134704Subscribe ⇨https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxvfd5ddf72Btbck8SdeyBwFollow my Instagram ⇨ https://www.instagram.com/sameer.sawaqed/?hl=enFollow my Twitter ⇨ https://twitter.com/commitwithmeerMake sure to leave a review and subscribe to the show for more mentors to help guide you !! :)
This week's Nose poured gasoline on the tapes and lit them on fire. Armageddon and Deep Impact and Antz and A Bug's Life in 1998. The Illusionist and The Prestige in 2006. Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down in 2013. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessand Everything Everywhere All at Once this year. What is the deal with Hollywood sometimes putting out multiple movies about the same thing at the same time? And: How do you organize your bookshelves? By subject? Author? Title? Color? Size? …Not at all? And finally: The Last Movie Stars is a six-part HBO docuseries directed by Ethan Hawke. It “chronicles Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward's iconic careers and decades-long partnership” and features the voices of Laura Linney as Joanne Woodward, George Clooney as Paul Newman, Karen Allen as Frances Woodward, Brooks Ashmanskas as Gore Vidal, Bobby Cannavale as Elia Kazan, Vincent D'Onofrio as John Huston and Karl Malden, Oscar Isaac as Sydney Pollack, Tom McCarthy as Sidney Lumet, Sam Rockwell as Stuart Rosenberg, Mark Ruffalo as Meade Roberts, and many more. Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take: ‘Goodfellas,' ‘Law & Order' actor Paul Sorvino dies at 83 David Warner, British Actor Known for ‘The Omen' and ‘Tron,' Dies at 80 Bob Rafelson, Director of ‘Five Easy Pieces' and Co-Creator of ‘The Monkees,' Dies at 89 The maverick filmmaker worked with Jack Nicholson on seven features, and his company produced ‘The Last Picture Show.' Tony Dow, Big Brother Wally on ‘Leave It to Beaver,' Dies at 77 He went on to a varied career as an actor, director, producer and sculptor, but he could never shake his association with the sitcom that brought him stardom. His death came a day after it was announced erroneously. Claes Oldenburg Dies at 93; Pop Artist Made the Everyday Monumental Taking ordinary objects like hamburgers and household items, he sculpted them in unfamiliar, often imposing dimensions — what he called his “Colossal Monuments.” Shonka Dukureh, Who Played Big Mama Thornton in ‘Elvis,' Dies at 44 Janeane Garofalo Never Sold Out. What a Relief. That concept might be the reason her trailblazing stand-up career has been overshadowed; it may also be the reason she's still so sharp, our critic argues. How fake accounts and a powder-keg fandom helped Zack Snyder restore his Justice League It might be hard to believe, but the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement was even weirder than we thought Jennifer Lopez Becomes Jennifer Affleck, Now Please Sign Up for Her Newsletter And other reflections on her recent wedding. Raving for Shrek, the Swamp Comes to Brooklyn A party in East Williamsburg invited fans of the 2001 film to translate into reality their online obsessions with the titular ogre. Can't Talk, I'm Busy Being Hot A social media movement inspired by the rapper Megan Thee Stallion strikes back at the gatekeepers of beauty. The 50 Greatest Fictional Deaths of All Time The most tearjerking, hilarious, satisfying, and shocking death scenes in 2,500 years of culture. Amazon Is Giving Prime Video Its Biggest Redesign In Years New navigation, a top 10 list, and a very familiar look and feel How Did Yellowstone, America's Most Popular Show, Get Totally Ignored by the Emmys? Taylor Sheridan's universe of shows is a juggernaut, but awards still go to “stuff that appeals to the coastal elite.” Quidditch rebrands as quadball and further distances itself from Harry Potter author ‘The Bear' Is Why We Must End The Reign Of TV's Vibes Cartel Celebrities Continue to Be Richer Than You TVs Are Too Good Now Why does Home Alone look better than the latest Marvel fare on the most advanced displays? America's Most Misunderstood Marsupial The opossum might be snarly and a little bit scraggly, but she deserves our admiration. Velveeta Releases Cheese-Infused Martini That's Garnished with Pasta Shells The brand teamed up with BLT Restaurant Group for the unconventional creation Five-time world chess champion Magnus Carlsen says he will not defend his title This goat is all ears. REALLY! They may be the longest in goat history Tom Cruise Really Could Finally Win an Oscar for Top Gun: Maverick It's a long shot, sure. But with the legacy sequel the undeniable success story of the summer, it's likely the best opportunity the Academy will ever have to give Cruise the gold. YouTube hit Channel 5 News is “reporting for people who don't watch the news” “People who don't watch the news watch me. People who watch the news don't watch me.” A Minneapolis venue canceled a Dave Chappelle set hours before showtime Dave Chappelle Opens for Kevin Hart and Chris Rock at Madison Square Garden People Are Saying The TikTok Pink Sauce Is "Disgusting,” But The Way People Are Treating Its Creator Is Also Leaving A Bad Taste In My Mouth “I feel like Madonna or Beyoncé just tripped onstage and I woke up with their phone in my hand.” Ken Jennings Makes Circumcision Joke On ‘Jeopardy!' And Fans Say It's A Cut Above The host put some skin in the game in his return. The Choco Taco is gone for good ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee' is canceled by TBS after 7 seasons The series was one of the few late-night shows hosted by a woman The Case of the $5,000 Springsteen Tickets Triumphant fans showed up in Ticketmaster's queue with special codes, only to encounter its “dynamic pricing” system. Was the Boss OK with that? What's the Deal With Water Bottles? GUESTS: Rebecca Castellani: Co-founder of Quiet Corner Communications and a freelance writer Illeana Douglas: Movie and television star Taneisha Duggan: Director, producer, and arts consultant The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show. Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Andreia D'Oliveira e Gabi Idealli testam sua maturidade neste programa sobre Marlon Brando, quer dizer, sobre Um Bonde Chamado desejo, peça teatral ganhadora do Prêmio Pulitzer em 1947, escrita pelo dramaturgo norte-americano Tennessee Williams. Vem ouvir, mas não esqueça o banho frio! Comentados no episódio Gato em teto de zinco de quente, filme dirigido por Richard Brooks (trailer)A coroa de orquídeas, conto escrito por Nelson RodriguesDe repente no último verão, filme dirigido por Joseph L. Mankiewicz (trailer)A ilha do medo, filme de Martin Scorsese (trailer)As Vinhas da Ira, livro escrito porAs Vinhas da Ira, filme dirigido por John Ford (trailer)A Noite dos Desesperados, filme dirigido por Sydney Pollack (trailer)The Simpsons - Um bonde chamado Marge (Temporada 04 - Episódio 61)Um bonde chamado desejo, filme dirigido por Glenn Jordan
Join our Patreon at patreon.com/andalmoststarring To celebrate it's 30th anniversary, we're breaking down who almost starred in the pitch-black comedy Death Becomes Her! Which Oscar-nominee could have played Helen? Who was cast as Ernest but dropped out over a pay dispute? And what's the announced musical adaptation going to look like? Also – Amy Jo gives a dramatic reading from Sweet Bird of Youth, Jeff goes on a Michael Caine deep dive, and it's Nick Nolte like you've never seen him before: massive musical theatre buff! Death Becomes Her stars Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis, Isabella Rossellini, Ian Ogilvy, and Sydney Pollack; directed by Robert Zemeckis Follow the Podcast: On Instagram: @andalmoststarring Have a film you'd love for us to cover? E-mail us at email@example.com www.andalmoststarring.com
On this episode of Death By DVD we've gone on holiday by mistake. The 1987 British black comedy WITHNAIL & I is discussed at length! Possibly the quintessential British movie, join THE Linus Fitness-Centre & Harry-Scott as they pour a shot of lighter fluid and get into the politics of WITHNAIL & I. Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood (Paul McGann) and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail (Richard E. Grant) -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty (Richard Griffiths), they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.This is an episode you DON'T wanna miss! And remember all hairdressers are in the employment of the government. Hair are your aerials. They pick up signals from the cosmos and transmit them directly into the brain. This is the reason bald-headed men are uptight.HEY, while you're still here.. have you heard...DEATH BY DVD PRESENTS : WHO SHOT HANK? The first of its kind (On this show, at least) an all original narrative audio drama exploring the murder of this shows very host, HANK THE WORLDS GREATEST! Explore WHO SHOT HANK, starting with the MURDER! A Death By DVD New Year Mystery WHO SHOT HANK : PART ONE WHO SHOT HANK : PART TWO WHO SHOT HANK : PART THREE WHO SHOT HANK : PART FOUR WHO SHOT HANK PART 5 : THE BEGINNING OF THE END WHO SHOT HANK PART 6 THE FINALE : EXEUNT OMNES The Death By DVD SENTINEL remix theme by LINUS FITNESS-CENTRE