9/11/2007

Top 6: Movie Trailers

Posted in Top 6 at 4:59 am by Sam

Movie trailers can be as dull and formulaic as movies themselves can be. But also like movies, sometimes a movie trailer can be a real work of art in its own right. Sometimes a movie trailer can be better than the movie it’s advertising. For Episode 50’s Top 6 segment, we’ve compiled lists of our favorite movie trailers. What are yours?

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

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9/8/2007

Blooper: Film Box

Posted in Bloopers at 5:00 am by Sam

Here’s another one of Stephen trying and failing to pronounce words, this time in Episode 47.

 
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9/7/2007

Blooper: Bank Account

Posted in Bloopers at 5:00 am by Sam

A weird blooper from Episode 48’s Pitch segment.

 
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9/6/2007

Vintage: Vocafilm

Posted in Vintage at 5:00 am by Sam

Sound film didn’t just arrive in the industry as a singular entity, a crystal clear technological gift to the industry. A lot of different companies and research groups devised different means of using sound in the movies, and there was real competition, especially between Warner Bros. with Vitaphone and Fox with Movietone. But there were other systems as well, such as Vocafilm, that were ultimately either bought up or squeezed out.

In 1928, none of the fates of these technologies were quite clear.

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9/4/2007

All Movie Talk, Episode 49

Posted in Episodes at 5:00 am by Sam

Show contents, with start times:

  • Film Style Spotlight: Screwball Comedy (1:32)
  • Trivia Question: Tagline (17:51)
  • Film Buff’s Dictionary: Slate/Clapper (18:20)
  • Top 6: Gambling Movies (20:17)
  • Industry Trend: Running Times (38:13)
  • Closing: Trivia Answer, Preview of Next Week (57:44)

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9/4/2007

Top 6: Gambling Movies

Posted in Top 6 at 4:59 am by Sam

Gambling is an interesting subject for movies because it’s inherently dramatic. Gamblers are interesting characters for movies, because it’s easy for stories to put them in extreme situations. By watching gambling movies, we can experience the excitement of gambling without the risk. A lot of great gambling movies have been made, and our six favorites appear in Episode 49’s Top 6 segment.

What are your favorites?

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9/1/2007

Blooper: McBlaine

Posted in Bloopers at 5:00 am by Sam

For some reason, no matter how I tried to phrase it, I couldn’t quite narrate the fact that the badguys were inside the rocket, and our hero McBlaine was hanging on outside.

Then again, maybe my subconscious was trying to suggest that David Lynch should be the film’s director.

This blooper is, of course, from Episode 48’s Pitch segment.

 
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