Archive for August 2020

1977 - Sorcerer (w/ Paul Nadin)

Paul Nadin returns for more hot takes on the video game industry in comparison to the movie industry, we also then discuss the 1977 film Sorcerer by William Friedkin and starring Roy Schneider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, and Amidou. A film in which four our outcasts from varied backgrounds meeting in a South American village, where they are assigned to transport cargoes of aged, poorly kept dynamite that is so unstable that it is 'sweating' its dangerous basic ingredient, nitroglycerin. A film has enjoyed a critical re-evaluation over the years with it being lauded it as an overlooked masterpiece, and one of the last American films of it's type in the 70s. We also talk a bit about the little 1977 film Star Wars.

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F for Fake (w/ Brandon Kahn)

We are taking a small break from our scheduled 70s miniseries episode, as Ollie is busy in the animation studio for his own film project. So filmmaker Brandon Kahn has come along to talk to Liam about Orson Welles' 1973 docudrama film 'F for Fake', which focuses on art forger Elmyr de Hory's career and investigates the natures of authorship and authenticity, as a basis of the value of art. The podcast seems to copy the art this week as we end up with a big ramble about all aspects of this film and Orson and overlap every narrative that we seemingly can.  

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1976 - Mikey and Nicky (w/ Natalie Gardner)

Our guest this week is actress Natalie Gardner, who helps us discuss the 1976 film Mikey and Nicky by trailblazing director and legend Elaine May and starring Peter Falk and John Cassavetes. The film focuses on the relationship of two gangsters over a single night as they try to evade a hitman. We charter it's trouble production, as cost spiralled out of control and then controversial release, then reedit and re-release to it being seen as a cult classic. We also discuss the career of Elaine May and how her experiences match with female film directors in Hollywood. We also talk to Natalie about the theatre industry right now and her portrayal of Cher.

If you can please help support live theatre during the pandemic by supporting these charities:

Theatre Artists Fund

Theatre Support Fund

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