6/14/2007

Vintage: Animal Players

Posted in Vintage at 3:06 pm by Sam

Animals on the silver screen have long had the power to captivate audiences. Well, it makes sense. They hold a special fascination for us in real life, so why not in the movies? Here’s a glimpse at the four-legged movie stars of the 1920s.

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6/12/2007

All Movie Talk, Episode 37

Posted in Episodes at 5:00 am by Sam

Show contents, with start times:

  • Unseen Movie Review: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2:08)
  • Trivia Question: Jean Harlow’s Arms (9:17)
  • Fact or Fiction: More Movie Quotes (9:43)
  • Top 6: Movie Dads (16:35)
  • Series Spotlight: Pixar (36:11)
  • Closing: Trivia Answer, Preview of Next Week (57:54)

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6/12/2007

Top 6: Movie Dads

Posted in Top 6 at 4:59 am by Sam

A few weeks ago, we compiled our list of Top 6 Movie Moms for Mother’s Day. Now, with Father’s Day this weekend, we’ll honor the dads with our Top 6 Movie Dads list for Episode 37. Who are your favorites?

As always, we recommend listening to the episode before reading further.

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6/8/2007

Blooper: Find My Notes

Posted in Bloopers at 5:00 am by Sam

Hey, just because I just finished talking about six movies (in Episode 36’s Top 6 segment) doesn’t mean I remember what they are.

 
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6/7/2007

Vintage: Ballyhoo, Part 6

Posted in Vintage at 10:47 am by Sam

In our last exciting installment of Ballyhoo, we left off in the middle of a shocking marketing stunt, actually used in the 1920s, that began thusly:

Novelty stunt to be worked with newspaper. The latter has a photographer take five photos of girls each day who are willing to pose in the–

We now return to — Ballyhoo! (But if you’re totally lost about what this is all about, maybe you want to backtrack to Part 1 first.)

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6/5/2007

All Movie Talk, Episode 36

Posted in Episodes at 5:00 am by Sam

Show contents, with start times:

  • Top 6: Movies With a Strong Sense of Place (1:40)
  • Trivia Question: Best Picture Referencing Other Best Pictures (23:18)
  • Film Buff’s Dictionary: Focal Length (24:03)
  • Series Spotlight: Disney Animated Features, Part 2 (29:35)
  • How To: Survive a David Lynch Movie (44:01)
  • Closing: Trivia Answer, Preview of Next Week (54:55)

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6/5/2007

Top 6: Movies With a Strong Sense of Place

Posted in Top 6 at 4:59 am by Sam

For Episode 36, our Top 6 segment is about movies with a strong sense of place. As often happens, we each interpreted the topic a little differently. Stephen took a broader view, selecting films that are evocative of larger areas and times — Los Angeles in the 1980s, for example — while Sam thought more in terms of individual sets that create a specific mood. Either way, the point is that the setting of the story must be so compelling and crucial to the film that the story could not be transplanted anywhere else without fundamentally changing its feel. In such cases, sometimes it is said that the setting, whatever it is, is a character in the story.

Do you have favorite movies that are inextricably tied to their settings? Let us know!

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6/1/2007

Blooper: Good Pick

Posted in Bloopers at 11:15 am by Sam

In this outtake from Episode 35’s Top 6 segment, Stephen, as he often does, has trouble listening to people that aren’t Stephen. But at least he’s still apt to agree with what you say.

 
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