Thanks to faithful listener Jason, we discovered something new and wonderful for the is episode of the podcast. He turned us on to New Zealand director Geoff Murphy and suggested that we pair up two of his films. We start with 1981's Goodbye Pork Pie which follows a nutty young man named Jerry and his accidental companion John as the travel basically the entire length ( north to south ) of New Zealand in a bright yellow, stolen mini-cooper. We think there's a lot more going on in the film that might appear at first glance and we talk quite a bit about our ideas. We follow that up with 1985's The Quiet Earth which is another in a proud history of post-apocalyptic tales. This one does a lot of things differently however and really impressed us with it's craftsmanship as well as the arcs of it's main characters. We were thrilled to get Jason's suggestions and hope that you will contribute yours to the cause as well. Send your ideas, feedback, and naked photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or post a message on our Facebook page.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
We are off to Jellystone for this episode of Flickers! There are bears in those woods and they are wanting to do more than ruin your picnic. We start with 1976's Grizzly from director William Girdler and featuring performances from some of our favorite character actors, including Christopher George, Richard Jaeckel and Andrew Prine. In a story that is VERY similar to a certain hit film about 3 guys who are looking for a big shark off the coast of Amity Island, this is a solid PG-rated movie that entertains but is not lacking problems. We follow that up with another movie about a killer bear, 1979's Prophecy from legendary director John Frankenheimer. This time we bundle in environmentalism, the lousy treatment of native Americans, and corporate malfeasance...this is a heck of a stew. With lead performances from Richard Foxworth, Talia Shire and Armand Assante, we really liked this one a lot. Let us know what you thought of the show and send us your suggestions for future pairings by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or just leave a message on our Facebook page.
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