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STUNT CASTING EDITION
00:00 - 2:23 - Hey everybody, Sean here, A few moments here of introduction. Tucker was unable to join us this week so we have a special guest on today's Travis Bickle on the Riviera, Jared Lewis - the other guy who I talk about movies all the time with (who can be found here and here on the internet). Please make a note of it.
02:24 - 10:51 - We both watched Playtime (1967) directed by Jacques Tati, starring Tati, Barbara Dennek, John Abbey. Also referenced in this section - the other films in Tati's Hulot series, the Mr. Heavyfoot sequences on The Kids in the Hall, the Dom & Nic directed video for The Chemical Brothers' "Setting Sun", Orson Welles' The Trial, The Master, Catch-22, The Hurt Locker, SWAT, and shooting in 70mm.
10:52 - 18:10 - We both watched Mr Freedom (1969) directed by William Klein, starring John Abbey, Donald Pleasance, Delphine Seyrig, and Serge Gainsbourg. In this section we also mention Zazie Dans Le Metro, Last Year At Marienbad, Jamie Hewlett, the Beck video for the song "Sexx Laws" which is based on the centerpiece of Mr Freedom, and Klein's Who Are You Polly Magoo. Also I wrote a little bit about Mr Freedom a few years back here, if you want to learn more.
18:11 - 39:36 - Jared watched both Cloverfield (2008) directed by Matt Reeves and produced by JJ Abrams, starring TJ Miller and Lizzy Caplan; and Super 8 (2011) directed by Abrams himself, staring Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Ron Eldard, Bruce Greenwood. In this section we also bring up Yogi Bear, John Landis, the poster of Escape From New York, how much Lost sucks, the musical career of Brian Austin Greene, minor characters in Tony Scott's Domino, Hackers, Hobo With A Shotgun, Smoking Aces, Rutger Hauer, Seth Rogen's character in Paul, Signs, Empire of the Sun, Short Round from Temple of Doom, JJ Abrams as a director, Mission Impossible 3 and 4, Star Trek, and the "Dear Die Hard do you know Mad Max?" line from the Simpsons.
39:37 - 43:50 - Tucker and I have talked about this before, but we discuss Dredd (2012), directed by Pete Travis once again, as well as the earlier Judge Dredd movie, The Raid Redemption, Demolition Man, and the Chris Cunningham design for Mean Machine.
43:51 - 51:56 - Sean watched The Spy In Black (1939) directed by Michael Powell, written by Emeric Pressburger, starring Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson (not Virginia Lawson like I say on the podcast, duh doy. This is first of several name fuckups), and Sebastian Shaw. Also in this chunk of the show we talk about Fritz Lang's escape from the Nazis, Peeping Tom and slasher movies, The Cabinet of Caligari, and Powell's book A Life In Movies.
51:57 - 59:55 - Jared watched Branded (2012) directed by Jamie Bradshaw and Aleksandr Dulerayn, starring Ed Stoppard, Jeffrey Tambor, Leelee Sobieski, Max Von Sydow. Also referenced in this section - Ben Sach's review of the film, Demonlover, and Nighwatch.
59:56 - 1:17:01 - Jared watched Robot Jox (1990) directed by Stuart Gordon, starring Gary Graham, Paul Kosolo, Anne-Marie Johnston. In this section we also spend a lot of time discussing the novel The Forever War written by Joe Haldeman, which we both just finished reading. Haldeman also scripted Robot Jox. Also discussed in this section Heinlein's Starship Troopers, Haldeman's War Year, Cowboy Bebop, Bug Jack Barron, Takashi Miike's Dead or Alive: Final, Douglas Adams, Re-Animator, David Mamet, Paul Scheer, Rollerball, Running Man, Super Robot Red Baron, and Paul Verhoeven. And Carl Dreyer, even though the reference to him doesn't make any sense, at all.
1:17:02 - 1:34:36 - And finally, both of us watched A Better Tomorrow (1986) directed by John Woo. Starring Chow Yun Fat, Ti Lung (not Danny Lee who we keep saying. Sorry about that, but at this point you can tell we were recording this at 2 in the morning and confusing it with The Killer - even though we literally just watched A Better Tomorrow), Leslie Chung, Emily Chu. Also in keeping with our previous weird detour in science fiction novels being discussed on a movie podcast, we talk about who we would get to direct an 80s-period William Gibson Sprawl trilogy. Kind of geek out over it, and then we go into A Better Tomorrow proper, mostly lionizing Chow Yun Fat who we love more than everyone except maybe Tom Cruise. We also talk about Dario Argento, Tony Scott, Tsui Hark, the sequels, Miami Vice, Hard Boiled, Bullet to the Head, Hitchcock's Frenzy, Argento's Four Flies on Grey Velvet, more Cowboy Bebop talk, Jazz Maynard, Bad Boys 2, George Roy Hill, the opening sequence of Guy Ritchie's Snatch, Beerfest, and William Sanderson.