Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Essential Films Podcast Episode #015: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)



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EPISODE DESCRIPTION

We’ll...be….right….HERE. On today’s podcast adventure, Adolfo and Mark discuss the 1982 Steven Spielberg classic: E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL! On this week’s show:


  • More Alamo Drafthouse adventures from Mark
  • Unoriginal cosplayers
  • Our thoughts on the passings of Jerry Lewis, Harry Dean Stanton and Tobe Hooper
  • The infamous unreleased Jerry Lewis film THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED
  • Harry Dean Stanton should get a posthumous Academy Award nomination for LUCKY
  • “Avenge me!”
  • The 35th Anniversary of E.T.
  • When did we first experience E.T.
  • Probably the greatest family film of all time
  • Last day of school movies
  • The long stretches of time we went before rewatching the film
  • How the film is entrenched in pop culture
  • Experiencing it again for the “first time”
  • The movie still works on 2017 audiences
  • ET and Elliot going across the moon is the most iconic image in cinema
  • Kids smoking and swearing in family films
  • Why did you drop the pizza Elliot?!
  • The origins of E.T. from the mind of a young Steven Spielberg
  • How 1941’s production problems helped pave the way for E.T.
  • 1941: Spielberg’s worst film
  • Columbia passed on E.T.
  • The tragic mistake of M&Ms 
  • Reese’s Pieces!
  • Mark’s INCORRECT opinion on Reese’s Pieces VS M&Ms
  • E.T. taught kids how to play hooky from school
  • The cuteness of young Drew Barrymore
  • Why don’t we see the adult’s faces for half the film?
  • The trauma of frog dissection
  • Henry Thomas delivers one of the great child actor performances
  • Harrison Ford’s deleted cameo
  • TV versions of movies re-adding deleted scenes
  • The 20th Anniversary version
  • Walkie Talkies are not guns
  • Practical effects are always better than digital
  • Why the film was shot in chronological order
  • E.T. 2: NOCTURNAL FEARS
  • E.T.’s cameo in STAR WARS
  • The biggest movie of all time until 1993 when Spielberg beat the box office record again with JURASSIC PARK
  • E.T. The Atari Game
  • E.T. Adventure @ Universal Studios… kind of a lame ride.
  • “Penis breath!”
  • “Wolfman’s got nards!”
  • We’re not ready for 4K yet



FILM REFERENCES IN THIS EPISODE:


  • GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
  • CITIZEN KANE (1941)
  • THE QUIET MAN (1952)
  • ARTISTS AND MODELS (1955)
  • CINDERFELLA (1960)
  • PSYCHO (1960)
  • THE LADIES MAN (1961)
  • THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1963)
  • THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
  • COOL HAND LUKE (1967)
  • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
  • A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
  • THE GODFATHER (1972)
  • THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)
  • JAWS (1975)
  • KING KONG (1976)
  • CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
  • STAR WARS (1977)
  • HALLOWEEN (1978)
  • ALIEN (1979)
  • 1941 (1979)
  • ALTERED STATES (1980)
  • THE SHINING (1980)
  • ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)
  • RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
  • THE KING OF COMEDY (1982)
  • FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)
  • POLTERGEIST (1982)
  • TRON (1982)
  • CHRISTINE (1983)
  • PARIS, TEXAS (1984)
  • RED DAWN (1984)
  • REPO MAN (1984)
  • INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984)
  • GREMLINS (1984)
  • FIRESTARTER (1984)
  • A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
  • THE GOONIES (1985)
  • PRETTY IN PINK (1986)
  • FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986)
  • STAND BY ME (1986)
  • THE MONSTER SQUAD (1987)
  • FULL METAL JACKET (1987)
  • BIG (1988)
  • STEPHEN KING’S IT (1990)
  • JURASSIC PARK (1993)
  • PULP FICTION (1994)
  • JINGLE ALL THE WAY (1996)
  • STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999)
  • THE LADIES MAN (2000)
  • SUPER 8 (2011)
  • THE AVENGERS (2012)
  • MAX ROSE (2013)
  • STRANGER THINGS (TV Series, 2016)
  • IT (2017)
  • LUCKY (2017)
  • SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING (2017)



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