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#197: Cassandra's Dream / Shame / Top 5 London Movies

Adam counts Woody Allen as one of his favorite directors; Matty, unfortunately, has not been able to muster much love for Woody's post-1994 canon -- "Curse of the Jade Scorpion," anyone? This week the boys tackle Allen's latest, "Cassandra's Dream," a London-based thriller starring Ewan MacGregor, Colin Farrell and Tom Wilkinson. Will Woody finally right himself in Matty's eyes? Will Adam have reason to continue to sing his idol's praises? Plus, the Ingmar Bergman Marathon rolls on with a discussion of 1968's "Shame,"Bergman's bleak examination of war starring Max Von Sydow and Liv Ullman.

Also on the show: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre, and -- tying in with "Cassandra's Dream" -- our in-house cheeky little monkeys run down their Top 5 London Movies.

Music by The Comfies courtesy of Livewire Recordings.

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Filmspotting #197
:23-12:39 - Review: "Cassandra's Dream"
Music: The Comfies, "Close To Me"
13:27-19:59 - Poll Questions, Notes
20:00-30:31 - Listener Feedback (Persepolis, Coming of Age Movies)
Music: The Comfies, "Your Sunshine"
31:37-34:53 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Sharon Rodgers)
34:54-44:32 - Bergman #5: "Shame"
Music: The Comfies, "In My Room"
45:18-49:28 - New DVDs, Donations
49:29-1:02:07 - Top 5: London Movies
1:02:08-1:03:52 - Close/Next Show/Outtake

- In our congrats to Scott Tobias we failed to mention he is, of course, one of the fine critics from The Onion's A.V. Club.

- I (Adam) misspoke during segment two referring to "Atonement" and meant to say "...the power of the book," not "...the power of the movie."

- Turns out "In the Shadow of the Moon" is NOT being released this coming Tuesday on DVD. Apparently there are some legal issues between Thinkfilm and Image Entertainment.

- As noted here last week, we obviously did end up going with London Movies for the Top 5 and not Movies by Playwrights-turned-Directors, as originally mentioned on show #196.

- Thanks to pixote in our boards for reminding me that this was supposed to be my 'Blowup Memorial List.'


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