All Movie Talk, Episode 47

Posted in Episodes at 5:00 am by Sam

Show contents, with start times:

  • Top 6: Directorial Swan Songs (1:31)
  • Trivia Question: 11111 (26:05)
  • Film Buff’s Dictionary: Aperture (27:08)
  • Series Spotlight: Tarzan (31:31)
  • Industry Trend: History of Editing, Part 2 (42:33)
  • Closing: Trivia Answer, Preview of Next Week (58:40)

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Show Notes:

Top 6: Directorial Swan Songs

See our separate Top 6 entry for more information about our picks.

Trivia Question: 11111

Click this link for the answer to this week’s trivia question.

Film Buff’s Dictionary: Aperture


Series Spotlight: Tarzan

Edgar Rice Burrough’s literary hero Tarzan has appeared in over 50 movies, dating all the way back to 1918. The most famous and accessible were those starring Johnny Weissmuller, which introduced the now famous and instantly recognizable “Tarzan yell” to pop culture history. Although most of the Tarzan films are cheap B-movies, they’re all campy fun for fans of pulp adventure, and a few of them are legitimately good movies.

For more detailed information about the films made about the character, see Sam’s review of Tarzan the Ape Man (1932). Scroll down below the review for a comprehensive list of all the other Tarzan films and reviews for most of them.

Industry Trend: History of Editing, Part 2


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  1. Nyperold (116) said,

    August 21, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Espisode 47! You know, this would’ve been a good episode for talking about the Star Trek movies, but that didn’t happen, so, um, yeah.

    Well, let’s see, you’ve mentioned the cut that hides uninteresting “clutter” that the characters need to go through anyway, but there’s also the thing where it cuts away just after a character starts to give an explanation for the second time. Or, the cut to save the revelation of something for later when it can be presented to us in a more compelling fashion.

    I’m glad we’re finally going to see the Unfairly Maligned Movies list referred to in a previous episode. :)

  2. Jeffrey (84) said,

    August 22, 2007 at 10:48 am

    I seem to recall watching Tarzan movies on TV in my childhood, though I’ve no idea what the titles of them are.
    Don’t take this the wrong way, but did either of you two do the “sound effects” during that segment as they actually sounded man-made? LMAO, for some reason I thought Stephen was making all the chimp noises.

  3. joem18b (231) said,

    August 22, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    Just a reminder that Cheetah is still living. In retirement, he will ook ook over the phone for a nominal fee.

  4. Grishny (156) said,

    August 22, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    I’m fairly certain that Stephen was making not just all the chimp noises, but all of the noises in the background the entire time Sam was talking. In fact, he started doing in at the end of Episode 46 when Sam was talking about what the next episode would be about.

  5. Stephen (221) said,

    August 24, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    Oooh oooh oooh!

  6. Stark (3) said,

    August 25, 2007 at 7:42 am

    What made the jungle noises work was Sam completely ignoring them (if he could hear them at all). It’s always funnier when something isn’t pointed out or highlighted.

    As far as the show goes, I really liked it. I, too, am a fan of jungle movies. There’s just such a potential for adventure in woods and jungles - I’m reminded of this every time I go hiking (although no real adventure ever happens).

    Anyone a fan of The Phantom (1996)?

  7. joem18b (231) said,

    August 25, 2007 at 11:51 am

    I liked The Phantom, both as a comic and as a movie, but I always wondered about wearing that suit in the tropics.

  8. joem18b (231) said,

    August 27, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    Just a tip of the hat to Johnny Weissmuller for all his work as Jungle Jim, too.

  9. Stephen (221) said,

    August 27, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Anytime that Sam tells me he hasn’t had a chance to watch (or even rewatch) some movie, I like to get his goat by pointing out that he has watched some inordinately large number of Jungle Jim movies.

  10. Sam (405) said,

    August 28, 2007 at 6:41 am

    Stephen, I keep telling you. I’ve only seen eight of them!

    Plus the serial.

  11. Nyperold (116) said,

    August 30, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    So the serial counts as four?

    I’m listening to Episode 9 again, is all I’m saying. :)

  12. Ric (21) said,

    August 31, 2007 at 10:51 am

    You mean I’ll actually hear about aperture, despite it being intro’d in the previous two podcasts and never showing up? :)

  13. Sam (405) said,

    August 31, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    Ric: Sure about that? I went and checked (well, I had iwpg check for me — thanks!) and couldn’t find any prior reference to the Aperture segment other than the previous episode’s “preview of next week” bit at the end.

  14. LaZorra (60) said,

    August 31, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    I really wanted to hear Stephen attempt the Tarzan yell, myself. I mean, he obviously has talent.

  15. Ric (21) said,

    August 31, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    Two episodes back (Hitchcock II), it was “next episode”
    Last episode (Hitchcock III) it was in the intro.
    This episode (Tarzan I) didn’t even have it in the intro. It just showed up! :)

  16. Ric (21) said,

    August 31, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    I might be nuts though. :)

  17. Sam (405) said,

    August 31, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Yeah, you’re definitely nuts. I just listened to those parts myself. It’s not in the “next episode” portion of Episode 45 (Hitchcock II), nor the intro to Episode 46 (Hitchcock III). But it IS, indeed, in the intro to this episode (Tarzan).

    In other words, we made no errors about this. Maybe you saved the episodes under the wrong filenames and got confused?

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