Archive for July 2020

1975 - Barry Lyndon

Visionary dirctory Stanley Kubrick is our director this week as we watch his 1975 epic Barry Lyndon. Set in the 18th century, Ryan O'Neal play the eptoymous Irish trickster and rogue, as the films follows his machanisms as he navigates and climbs European society before charting his eventual downfall. The film s known for it's attention to detail and the look of it and it si a purely unique feast for the eyes. We also cover some new releases in Relic and are still discussing Hamilton.

 

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One of the biggest action movies of the 70s is out topic this week, as we cover Joseph Sargent's 1974 film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw. Where four people take a train hostage, threatening to kill one every minute if they aren't paid $1 million in an hour. It sets the template for 70s action films and has been influencing action films ever since - a benchmark in American film. We welcome filmmaker Brandon Kahn back on the show who is equally astonished at the discovery Robert Shaw is English and we talk the biggest release this week with Hamilton.

 

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1973 - Badlands

When it comes to American film makers Terrence Malick is up there as possibly the most poplar enigmatic of them all and his 1973 debut film is covered in this weeks episode, Badlands starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as young couple who runs away on a killing spree after killing the girl's father. It may be the best debut film ever made and cemented a young Terrence Malick as an era defining voice in cinema, before he disappeared from the world for twenty years. We talk about Malick at length, the iconic music Gassenhauer, and go off about Disney and Brad Pitt.

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We cover a complete cultural icon this week, one of the most important people of the 1970s, the incomparable Bruce Lee. As he fights an imperialist Japanese gang who killed his martial art's teacher in 1972's Fist of Fury. To guide us through this we have film maker Brandon Kahn on the show who helps us try and cram in as much Bruce Lee content as we can, and explore how he changes Martial Arts and Chinese films in the 1970s, and why he became so iconic. 

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