FS #137 (WBEZ) Fast Food Nation / Casino Royale / Richard Linklater / Top 5 Adrenaline Rushes
Saturday, 25 November 2006 01:00

If you didn't read Eric Schlosser's 2001 best-selling expose of the meat packing industry, "Fast Food Nation," you probably know someone that did. And they probably stopped eating at Wendy's or McDonald's for at least a couple of weeks, if not permanently. So why would you want to see Richard Linklater's fiction adaptation of Schlosser's book if you know it's just going to tell you something unpleasant -- like, to be perfectly explicit, there's cow manure in your hamburger meat? Adam and Sam give you a couple reasons to risk losing your appetite and try to avoid letting their discussion devolve into a fight about "Babel," which they've been sparring about all week. Plus, hear Adam's conversation with "Nation" co-writer and director Richard Linklater.

Also on the show: one of your co-hosts thinks the new Bond film "Casino Royale" is every bit as good as many people are saying it is, while the other politely begs to differ ... another edition of Massacre Theatre ... and, in honor of Daniel Craig's debut as 007, our Top 5 Adrenaline Rushes.

Music by Chuck Prophet from "No Other Love" (2002) and "Age Of Miracles" (2004).

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Filmspotting #137
:00-13:58 - Review: "Fast Food Nation"
Music: Chuck Prophet, "Just To See You Smile"
14:59-29:08 - Richard Linklater Interview
Music: Chuck Prophet, "Old Friends"
30:18-33:01 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Dean Dauger)
33:02-44:08 - Review: "Casino Royale"
Music: Chuck Prophet, "I Bow Down To Every Woman I Meet"
45:18-57:19 - Top 5: Adrenaline Rushes
57:20-59:29 - Close/Next Show/Outtake + Bonus SVH Vulgarities

NOTES/LINKS
- Yes, my (Adam's) voice does sound funny during the Linklater interview; no, we don't know why.
- Top 5 note: I wasn't paying close enough attention to Sam during his comments about the scene from The Matrix... turns out I like that scene as well. Based on a previous conversation, I had it in my head that Sam was thinking specifically of the helicopter scene.
- Outtake note: I suppose it's possible Sam was thinking of the actor Tony Roberts from "Annie Hall" fame.

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