Welcome to Travis Bickle on the Riviera, a movie podcast where Tucker Stone and Sean Witzke talk about movies and you get to listen to it! This is the second episode, where themes start to emerge. That logo above? That's from Michel Fiffe, which is why it's so awesome.
00:00 - 01:13 - INTROS
01:14 - 10:38 - HOMEWORK - Tucker had Sean watch the theatrical cut of Miami Vice (2006) directed by Michael Mann. Sean also (briefly) mentions Michaelangelo Antonioni and the pilot of the Miami Vice tv series. That pilot features some of the most zen shit ever shown on network television. Tucker brings up the 1978 British tv show Sandbaggers. Then Sean also uses the term "highfalutin" like that's a word that people who aren't ridiculous say, even though it isn't.
10:39 - 11:30 - HOMEWORK - Tucker didn't do his: there will be ramifications!
11:31 - 18:57 - Tucker watched Werner Herzog's The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974), Tucker also discusses this huge Herzog box set. The conversation derails - Sean kind of misrepresents how helpful he is at building an 11th grade english curriculum - the truth is: not very! Then both of us talk about how amazing Herzog is as a person. This includes - Herzog saving Joaquin Phoenix, Herzog getting shot, and Herzog battling Tom Cruise for the love in the hearts of this podcast.
26:58 - 35:52 - Tucker watched the history of badass Charley Varrick (1973), directed by Don Siegel. Starring Walter Matthau and Joe Don Baker and the guy who played Scorpio (and I never realized - he was also is the Dad in Hellraiser). Because we're talking about Don Siegel, Dirty Harry comes up, as does Magnum Force.
35:53 - 44:34 - Sean watched The Knack... and How To Get It (1965), directed by Richard Lester. Sean then brings up Steven Soderbergh's sort of autobiography Getting Away With It and talks about Richard Lester as a director for probably too long.
43:35 - 53:47 - Tucker pulled the most unexpected of moves and watched Hachiko/Hachi A Dog's Life (2009), directed by Lasse Halstrom. Starring Richard Gere and a really really cute dog and just listening to the plot almost made Sean cry. We also talk about Richard Gere as an actor.
53:48 - 58:24 - Sean watched Margot At the Wedding (2007), directed by Noah Baumbach and starring Nicole Kidman, who Sean really doesn't like all that much (although, now that he's typing this a week later - Dead Calm, Eyes Wide Shut, Days of Thunder, Birth - he pretty much hates post-botox Nicole Kidman).
58:25 - 1:04:15 - Tucker watched All Good Things (2010), directed by, as Tucker describes him, the co-founder and CEO of Moviefone. Starring Kirsten Dunst and Ryan Gosling and carpentry genius Nick Offerman. We also mention Mr. Brooks (2007), the movie where Kevin Costner kills Dane Cook.
1:04:16 - 1:08:16 - Sean watched The Crimson Kimono (1959), directed by Samuel GOD DAMN Fuller, patron saint of telling a story like a bad motherfucker. Then Richard Gere comes back up again, and we end up discussing G-rated movies we like.
1:08:17 - 1:15:39 - And finally Sean watched (too many movies this week, I mean jee-zus go outdoors, studio tan) Howard Hawk's Rio Bravo(1959), starring John Wayne and Dean Martin, and written by Leigh Brackett. Also mentioned are Rio Bravo influenced films Assault on Precinct 13(1976) and Jackie Brown(1997). Because it is almost impossible to finish an episode of this podcast without discussing John Carpenter.
1:15:40 - 1:20:31 - NEW HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS, including Tucker's double penalty assignment, directors who put their wives in their films, and Tucker tells a quick story of the day he watched all the Resident Evil movies.