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00:00 - 02:21 - This week on Travis Bickle on the Riviera, we have another guest episode. Returning guest David Brothers came to talk about movies, but more importantly to talk about the collapse of a certain major comics news site from an insider's perspective. This is an in-depth expose that you won't get anywhere else!
02:22 - 18:30 - HOMEWORK - David's homework this week was The Fury (1978), directed by Brian De Palma, starring Amy Irving, Kirk Douglas, John Cassavettes, Carrie Snodgress, Charles Durning, Fiona Lewis, Andrew Stevens, and William Finley.
De Palma was originally going to adapt Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man, and the book is a simlar cat and mouse psychic manhunt, and Body Double later ended up incorporating some story points from it as well.
Also mentioned in this section: Carrie (both the original and the new version), Mean Girls, Akira (and Otomo's other psychic warfare books Domu and Fireball), Scanners, the X-Men movies, Gantz, The Good Son, Children of the Corn, Chronicle, Bruce Willis vs Tom Cruise, Women directing horror movies, and found footage movies.
18:31 - 27:58 - HOMEWORK - Sean's homework this week was Election (2005), directed by Johnnie To, starring Simon Yam, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Louis Ko, Nick Cheung, Cheung Siu-Fai, Lam Suet, Lam Ka-Tun, Maggie Shiu, David Chiang, too may people.
Also mentioned in this section: Takashi Miike, Mad Detective and the trailer for Blind Detective, the Godfather films, Life Without Principle, and the styles of Hong Kong action films.
27:59 - 42:58 - David watched Half Baked (1998), directed by Tamara Davis, written by Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, starring Chappelle, Jim Bruer, Guillermo Diaz, Harland Williams, Laura Silverman, and Stephen Wright. He also watched Airplane (1980), directed and written by Zucker, Abrams, and Zucker, starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Neilsen, Peter Graves, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Stephen Stucker, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Barbara Billingsley, James Hong, David Lesiure, like 900 other people.
Also mentioned in this section - Chappelle's Show, Adult Swim, CB4, 30 Rock, Scary Movie 2, Mad Magazine, guys dicking around on walkie talkie scenes, Zucker/Abrams/Zucker, John Landis, Louie, Key & Peele, Carlos Mencia, Daniel Tosh, Workaholics, Pitch Perfect, Nick Swardson, Creepshow, Ted, A Touch of Cloth, A Haunted House, and Airplane 2.
42:59 - 55:59 - Sean, kept up with his De Palma marathon, and watched Scarface (1983), directed by Brian De Palma, written by Oliver Stone, starring Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, F. Murry Abraham, Harris Yulin; and Carlito's Way (1993), directed by Brian De Palma, writen by David Koepp starring Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo, Luis Guzman, Viggo Mortensen.
Also mentioned in this section: The Boondocks, Throne of Blood, exasperation as the best emotion, Spawn, Casualties of War, also listen to my voice break as I try to say "F Murray Abraham" twice in one sentence.
1:00:00 - 1:09:13 - And finally, David watched Alphaville (1965), directed and written by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Howard Vernon, Akim Tamirof.
Also mentioned in this section: Ron Wimberly's riff on Alphaville, I Am Legend, Pierrot Le Fou, Blade Runner, language, philosophy, geography, the other Lemmy Caution films, black and white vs color in Godard, Manhattan, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the hero's journey format, and Europa.
NEXT WEEK - SOMETHING!