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This week on Travis Bickle On The Riviera, the movie podcast for movie-type movies.
00:00 - 16:42 - Tucker watched Slayground (1983), directed by Terry Bedford, starring Peter Coyote, Mel Smith, Billie Whitelaw. Mentioned in this section - books by Sam Fuller and Don Simpson, the Big Red One, Dirty Work, Mel Smith in The Princess Bride, and the Parker novels.
16:43 - 31:28 - Tucker also watched Place Beyond The Pines (2013), directed by Derek Cianfrance, starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, and Ray Liotta. Also mentioned in this section - Blue Valentine from the same director, Sidney Lumet, bad writing hallmarks, directors who started in live television.
31:29 - 39:50 - Sean watched Pain and Gain (2013), directed by Michael Bay, starring The Rock, Marky Mark, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Rebel Wilson, Tony Shaloub, lots more people. Also mentioned here - Michael Bay's other films, The Coen Brothers and Fargo, The Departed, and Ethan Hawk's Hamlet.
39:51 - 47:41 - And Sean watched Lords of Salem (2013), directed by Rob Zombie, starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Judy Geeson, Dee Wallace, Meg Foster, Patricia Quinn, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree, Maria Conchita Alonso. Also mentioned in this section - Rob Zombie's other films, Lars Von Trier's Antichrist, Ken Russell, Roman Polanski, The Velvet Underground's "All Tomorrow's Parties" and "Venus in Furs" (the latter of which the name escaped us at recording time), Cameron Crowe, the title cards in The Shining, and Air Force One.
47:42 - 1:05:16 - And finally Tucker went and saw a revival of Sorcerer (1977), directed by William Friedkin (who spoke afterwards), and starring Roy Schieder, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, and Amidou as Kassem. Also brought up in this section - Friedkin's new book The Friedkin Connection, The Wages of Fear, the release of Star Wars, the release of Big Trouble in Little China, Heaven's Gate, Friedkin's The Guardian, survival movies, and the term "pure cinema".This quote from Bud Smith, editor of Sorcerer, on wikipedia Tucker mentions - "When our trailer [for Sorcerer] faded to black, the curtains closed and opened again, and they kept opening and opening, and you started feeling this huge thing coming over your shoulder overwhelming you, and heard this noise, and you went right off into space. It made our film look like this little, amateurish piece of shit. I told Billy [Friedkin], ‘We're fucking being blown off the screen. You gotta go see this.’ "
NEXT TIME ON TRAVIS BICKLE ON THE RIVIERA - Tom Cruise, Brian De Palma, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE.