Being a continuation of the “Our Picks” series, it’s time for another jump in the Way-Back machine to get a taste of some true gems from the early world of cinema: The 1930’s. We know this is a tad earlier than our previously themed episode, but we promise that we’ll get to each era & that the sporadic jumping around will simply whet your appetites from later episodes. Speaking of which, while this episode may be a tad heavy, we decided to throw in some animal crackers to lighten the flavor & give your collective palettes’ a much needed dollop of sweetness.
The Flight of the Phoenix: 1965 clashing with 2004. Another comparative episode! L.B. Jeff Jeffries tries to out-fly Doc Holiday. It hasn’t been long, but the time was made nigh since we recently lost the great & almost immortal Ernest Borgnine. We thought it appropriate to discuss something from his massive canon. Plus, it’s a great chance to compare actors that otherwise might never have been associated with each other.
- 1965 - James Stewart, Richard Attenborough & Hardy Kruger
- 2004 - Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson & Giovanni Ribisi
Unlike our last foray (stage play to movie) this IS an actual remake. Although drawn from the same screenplay, they each provide impressive substance & reflection of their contemporary culture. Both need to be seen; it doesn’t matter which version becomes your favorite. The performances are enough to do it again. We compare, we contrast and we even get in a few Jimmy Stewart jokes, so thank you again for flying Cinema Slut airlines. Please strap in & hold on to your butts… it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.
Hey….70’s & 80’s kids! Remember Saturday mornings? Ya know... Rising without an alarm clock @ 5 AM, PJs, a bowl of your favorite cereal & your next 6 hours planned out meticulously?! Praying to god that there’s no golf tournament scheduled @ 9 to shatter your animated bliss? Yeah, we miss those days too. Venger & Shredder… Lion-O & Miles Mayhem?
Now you can sleep in and DVR what might remain on Saturday morning. While today’s young-ins may not have what we had, they aren’t lacking in the dept. of animated movies. They’ve no doubt experienced the same thrill & exhilaration from these recent flicks as we did when we did when we were young(er).
Pixar has truly set the standard over the last 15 years - (read as Mako) but THAT is another story. Dreamworks and others have made a few notable marks, and here are a few recent gems that are leveling the playing field.
Aside from our slice o’ Arnold, we’ve strived to avoid any actor specific episodes. It’s been done an awful lot by other podcasts & we didn’t want to get wrangled into that. HOWEVER, there are a few shining inceptions/exceptions to every rule. We decided to BREAK our ONE rule to rule them all this week & give you a fat slice of auteur pie, J.G.L. style.
That’s right fellow sluts… Joseph Gordon Levitt: the Man, the Myth, the Legend. From 500 Days of Summer to 3rd Rock from the Sun this man has made more awesome in 15 years than most actors have done in 30. Let us hope that his endeavors so far have merely been a taste of things to come.:
WARNING: The 3rd section (at about 31 minutes) deals with HEAVY dramatic material. If discussion of sexual abuse makes you uncomfortable – avoid this segment and the movie. Our inclusion of it shows the remarkable range of this young actor, but we understand that these topics can make some uneasy. We’ll be back next week with more cartoons. … and breathe out.