We get super-political on this episode of the podcast, just in time for the U.S. elections which are almost upon us. We start off with 1970's "Joe", an early film from John G. Avildsen who would later give us such box office champs as Rocky and the Karate Kid. It takes a look at the relationship between the haves and have-nots at a time when the youth were not interested in following in their father's footsteps ( which is surely a thing of the past ). We follow that up with 1957's "A Face In The Crowd" from the legendary Elia Kazan, and starring our local hero Andy Griffith as Lonesome Rhodes. The screenplay is by Budd Schulberg, who teamed with Kazan for "On the Waterfront", for which he was awarded the Oscar for best screenplay. This tells a very familiar tale of someone who is "famous for being famous" who rises to surprising power because the public loves his persona, and how that power can be used for less-than-ideal purposes. Let us know what you think of the movies, and the podcast, by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or just leave us a message on our Facebook page.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
We added an entirely new ( and probably unwanted ) feature to Flickers...VIDEO! If you want to see us recording the second half of the show, click here. We are back to the deep dark sea on this episode, focusing on two older movies that take place above, on and under the waves. We start off with 1966's Destination Inner Space. Full of cheese and an almost Donald-Trump-Level of of gender politics, it is a fun piece of fluff with a VERY impressive monster. We follow that up with a TV-movie from 1981 called The Intruder Within. Starring Chad Everett and Joseph Bottoms, it is a reworking of the story from Alien ( which was a reworking of It! The Terror From Beyond Space and Planet of the Vampires ) but done very competently with some great bits of character development and some nice original touches. Listen in to hear us go into exhaustive ( and exhausting ) detail on each. Let us know what you thought of the show, and especially the video component by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or post a message on our Facebook page.
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