4/20/2007

Blooper: Not As Exciting

Posted in Bloopers at 5:00 am by Sam

Here’s the aborted introduction to Episode 28’s trivia question.

 
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4/17/2007

All Movie Talk, Episode 29

Posted in Episodes at 5:00 am by Sam

Show contents, with start times:

  • Top 6: Heist Movies (1:24)
  • Trivia Question: Exploitation Film From the 1940s (19:46)
  • Industry Trend: Widescreen (20:29)
  • Fact or Fiction: Movie Quotes (38:43)
  • How To: Solve a Crime (48:09)
  • Closing: Trivia Answer, Preview of Next Week (60:17)

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4/17/2007

Top 6: Heist Movies

Posted in Top 6 at 4:59 am by Sam

The heist caper is one of our favorite subgenres, and so we thought it would be a good idea to make Episode 29’s Top 6 list the Top 6 Heist Movies. Our lists follow. (Because there are so many good ones to talk about, I dropped Stephen’s #1 from my list because I knew he’d have it covered.)

What are your favorite heist movies?

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4/16/2007

The Latest Trailers

Posted in Side Topics at 10:22 am by Sam

I love movies about show business. We covered “Movies About Movies” back in Episode 6, but movies are equally well suited to commenting on the theater and on television. Here’s a great trailer for a new movie called The TV Set. It’s directed by Jake Kasdan, who gave us the tragically overlooked Zero Effect. It’s hard to know from the trailer if the movie is truly going to break new ground, but you know what? It looks good to me even if it doesn’t. The old standby straight-faced satire about incomprehending producers never seems to get old.

Here are some other trailers I’ve seen recently that appeal to me.

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4/14/2007

Blooper: Criseses

Posted in Bloopers at 5:00 am by Sam

This outtake from Episode 24 reminds me of the old children’s joke: “I know how to spell ‘Mississippi’ — I just don’t know when to stop!”

 
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4/13/2007

Things Computers Can Do In Movies

Posted in Links at 12:00 pm by Sam

Thanks to Randy for this fun guide to computers in the movies.

http://www.rfcafe.com/miscellany/humor/computers_in_movies.htm

The age of the writing is probably apparent. You know technology is moving fast when a humor column about technology is dated after about ten years.


4/13/2007

Blooper: Notes

Posted in Bloopers at 5:00 am by Sam

Here I am, trying to give Stephen the answer to the trivia question from Episode 28. While recording, we’re usually working off notes. Even during some of the more improvisational segments, often we’ll be looking at a checklist of points to make, to make sure we cover everything we want to.

Bad notes make bad recording.

 
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4/12/2007

Vintage: The Forgotten Silent Clowns

Posted in Vintage at 9:59 am by Sam

Eighty years later, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin are still admired and enjoyed. Their films are timeless and brilliant, and they continue to be the basis of inspiration for modern comedians.

But during the silent era, there was the general understanding that there were four great silent screen comedians, not two. One of them is still upheld and defended in certain circles. The other, rarely. But both are worth seeking out.

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4/11/2007

What Would You Like to Hear?

Posted in Side Topics at 5:00 am by Stephen

As we roll along into the second half of our first year, I thought it’d be a good time to poll the audience and ask if there’s anything you’d like to hear in the show or see on the site. Is there a topic you’d like to see covered? A Top 6 list you’re burning to hear us elaborate upon? Do you guys like the more academic, history-oriented stuff or would you rather hear more of the conversational segments? Any feedback at all is more than welcome.


4/10/2007

All Movie Talk, Episode 28

Posted in Episodes at 5:00 am by Sam

Show contents, with start times:

  • Series Spotlight: Dirty Harry (1:29)
  • Trivia Question: Longest Production (17:03)
  • Film Buff’s Dictionary: Aspect Ratio, Anamorphic, Open Matte (17:44)
  • Top 6: Movie Dates (29:08)
  • Industry Trend: Animation, Part 4 (46:35)
  • Closing: Trivia Answer, Preview of Next Week (53:50)

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