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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  • @FPMoviePodcast
  • @Adolfo_Acosta
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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!!!