Monday, March 6, 2017

The Essential Films Podcast Episode #011: Some Like It Hot (1959)


(NOTE: There are a few audio issues during this episode that unfortunately we could not fix. We apologize.)

Well, nobody’s perfect.

On today’s podcast adventure, Adolfo and Mark discuss the 1959 Billy Wilder classic: SOME LIKE IT HOT!

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On today’s discussion:


  • AMC Best Picture Showcase
  • The Best way to watch a movie is to know nothing about it
  • Why Mark can’t drink Red Bull
  • Discussing the 2016 Oscar contenders
  • How we didn’t take notes for this screening
  • How open-minded Some Like It Hot is about “Alternative lifestyles”
  • How we first experienced Some Like It Hot
  • The funniest movie ever made
  • Joe E Brown & Jack Lemmon: The MVPs of the movie
  • Billy Wilder’s epic career
  • The unlikely origins of SOME LIKE IT HOT
  • A remake of a remake of a remake
  • Frank Sinatra in drag?
  • Marilyn Monroe’s delays to the production schedule
  • 47 takes for 3 words
  • Why Tony Curtis had to be perfect on every take
  • Why Marilyn Monroe was underrated as an actress
  • That weird Cary Grant accent
  • How the film addressed multiple issues that are prevalent today: homosexuality, transgender issues and the objectification of women
  • The film is half a gangster movie
  • George Raft: Tango Dancer
  • Oh boy, am I a boy.
  • Our terrible Cary Grant impressions
  • Great gangster casting
  • Why the film was shot in black and white
  • Adolfo doesn’t get Jerry Lewis’ humor
  • More Simpsons references (of course)
  • The final line was almost cut
  • A discussion on Alamo Draught House and dine-in theaters.
  • Coke is better than Pepsi
  • Is there a funnier comedy than Some Like It Hot?
  • The Funniest movies of all time according to AFI



PLUS REFERENCES TO:

  • SAFETY LAST! (1923)
  • SCARFACE (1932)
  • DUCK SOUP (1933)
  • IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
  • ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES (1938)
  • DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
  • MURDER MY SWEET (1944)
  • THE LOST WEEKEND (1945)
  • SUNSET BLVD. (1950)
  • ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
  • THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950)
  • ACE IN THE HOLE (1951)
  • SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)
  • STALAG 17 (1953)
  • GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953)
  • HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE (1953)
  • FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
  • DUCK AMUCK (1953)
  • SABRINA (1954)
  • THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (1955)
  • WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (1957)
  • RAINTREE COUNTY (1957)
  • SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957)
  • BEN-HUR (1959)
  • THE APARTMENT (1960)
  • THE MISFITS (1961)
  • JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG (1961)
  • THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1963)
  • DR. STRANGELOVE: OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (1964)
  • MARY POPPINS (1964)
  • THE GRADUATE (1967)
  • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
  • M*A*S*H (1970)
  • A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
  • THE GODFATHER (1972)
  • BLAZING SADDLES (1974)
  • ANNIE HALL (1977)
  • CADDYSHACK (1980)
  • MANIAC (1980)
  • THE SHINING (1980)
  • AIRPLANE! (1980)
  • GANDHI (1982)
  • TOOTSIE (1982)
  • FULL METAL JACKET (1987)
  • MAJOR LEAGUE (1989)
  • MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (2011)
  • AMOUR (2012)
  • ZERO DARK THIRTY (2012)
  • MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (2016)
  • LA LA LAND (2016)
  • LION (2016)
  • MOONLIGHT (2016)
  • HACKSAW RIDGE (2016)
  • SILENCE (2016)



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Sunday, March 5, 2017

FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Ep.90 – The OSCAR-MANIA 2017 Recap Show



On a night chock-full of surprises, YOUR favorite movie podcast is back to recap the “Night of Gold!”

Join SportsGuy515 & Adolfo as they travel back to last Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony and give their thoughts on the night’s winners, as well as recapping the show’s highlights – including the HUGE Best Picture flub that had EVERYONE talking all week! Topics include:

-The awesomeness of JACKIE CHAN.

-Thoughts on JIMMY KIMMEL as host.

–SUICIDE SQUAD is now a Oscar-winning film – and that’s not an alternative fact.

-A theory as to why VIOLA DAVIS was nominated for Best Supporting Actress when her performance was that of a lead actress.

–“GARY FROM CHICAGO” and why the Internet ruins everything.

-The controversy surrounding CASEY AFFLECK’s nomination (and win) for Best Actor.

-Was THE SALESMAN’s Oscar win the Academy’s way of sticking it to Donald Trump?

-The BEST PICTURE FLUB and how it could’ve been prevented.

-What should make a “Best Picture winner?” The guys discuss what criteria should be used in picking a winner, and did MOONLIGHT deserve that honor?

-…and MORE!



Relive Hollywood’s biggest night in wacky fashion!! Walk down the red carpet with us and DOWNLOAD/STREAM NOW!!!



Sunday, February 26, 2017

The 2017 Essential Film Awards

Celebrating the cinematic achievements of 2016.

Official 2016 Selections

 
 
  
 

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Best Film of the Year - Drama


MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Kenneth Lonergan
137 Minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Color • English • Amazon Studios

Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges
Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan
Producers: Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Kevin J. Walsh, Lauren Beck
Cinematography: Jody Lee Lipes
__________

Best Film of the Year - Comedy or Musical


LA LA LAND
Damien Chazelle
128 Minutes • 2.55:1 • United States
Color • English • Summit Entertainment

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt
Screenplay: Damien Chazelle
Producers: Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Gary Gilbert, Marc Platt
Cinematography: Linus Sandgren
__________

Best Actor in a Lead Role - Drama


MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Casey Affleck
__________

Best Actor in a Lead Role - Comedy or Musical


SWISS ARMY MAN
Daniel Radcliffe
__________



Best Actress in a Lead Role - Drama


FENCES
Viola Davis
__________

Best Actress in a Lead Role - Comedy or Musical


THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN
Hailee Steinfeld
__________


Best Actor in a Supporting Role



GREEN ROOM
Patrick Stewart
__________

Best Actress in a Supporting Role



MOONLIGHT
Naomie Harris
__________

Best Ensemble



HAIL, CAESAR!
Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hil, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum
__________

Best Director


LA LA LAND
Damien Chazalle
__________

Best Screenplay - Original Screenplay



THE WITCH
Robert Eggers
__________

Best Screenplay - Adapted or Historic Material



ARRIVAL
Eric Hiesserer
based on the story "Story of Your Life" written by Ted Chiang
__________

Best Animated Feature Film



MOANA
Ron Clements, John Musker
__________

Best Documentary



O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA
Ezra Edelman
__________

Best Foreign Language Film



THE HANDMAIDEN
Park Chan-Wook
__________

Best Film - Limited Theatrical Release



THE WITCH
Robert Eggers
__________

Best Blockbuster Film



CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
__________

Best Cinematography



THE NEON DEMON
Natasha Braier
__________

Best Film Editing



ARRIVAL
Joe Walker
__________

Best Production Design



HAIL, CAESAR!
Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh
__________

Best Costumes



ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
David Crossman, Glyn Dillon 
__________

Best Visual Effects


DOCTOR STRANGE
Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, Paul Corbould 
__________

Best Stunts & Stunt Choreography


HACKSAW RIDGE
__________

Best Make-Up Effects


STAR TREK BEYOND

Joel Harlow, Richard Alonzo 

__________

Best Music - Original Score


NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
Abel Korzeniowski
__________

Best Music - Original Song


SING STREET
"Drive it Like You Stole It"
Gary Clark
__________

Best Music - Soundtrack


SING STREET
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
__________

Best Sound Design


LA LA LAND
__________

Best Action/Adventure Film


DEADPOOL
Tim Miller
__________

Best Horror or Thriller Film


GREEN ROOM
Jeremy Saulnier
__________

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Film


ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
Gareth Edwards
__________

Best Animated Short Film


PIPER
Alan Barillaro
__________

Best Performer in a Voice Acting Role


ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
Alan Tudyk
__________

The following films did not win any Essential Film Awards but are noteworthy for their cinematic contributions in 2016:

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE
THE CONJURING 2
DON'T BREATHE
EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
HIDDEN FIGURES
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE
HUSH
THE JUNGLE BOOK
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
THE LOBSTER
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
THE NICE GUYS
OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL
THE SHALLOWS
SILENCE
WEINER
ZOOTOPIA