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#209: Standard Operating Procedure / Speed Racer / Andromeda Strain / Top 5 Photography Movies

With a summer movie line-up filled with the likes of Indy, Iron Man and Batman, good ol’ Arthouse Adam listed "Standard Operating Procedure," Errol Morris’ documentary on the notorious Abu Ghraib photographs, as his most anticipated summer film. This week the boys decide which was more gut-wrenching: "Standard Op’s" vivid depictions of the Abu Ghraib atrocities, or being subjected to the Wachowski brothers big-screen adaptation of "Speed Racer," starring Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, and a monkey.

Plus, tying in with the infamous evidence at the center of "Standard Operation Procedure," the guys offer up their Top 5 Photography Movies with help from Filmspotting friend and professional photographer Anthony Behar. Go Fimspotters Go!

Also on the show: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre, music by Chuck Prophet and the Filmspotting '70s Sci-Fi Marathon continues with a discussion of "The Andromeda Strain," the 1971 alien-microbe-from-outer-space classic based on Michael Crichton’s best-selling novel.

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Congrats to our 'Recast Ghostbusters Contest' winners -- frozenhamster and minerwerks. Next up... Filmspotting and invite you to take your best shot at recasting '80s classic "The Breakfast Club" for a chance to win some great American Apparel swag. A 2nd place winner will get "Speed Racer the Next Generation: The Beginning" on DVD.

Filmspotting #209
:24-12:28 - Review: "Standard Operating Procedure"
12:29-17:10- - Review: "Speed Racer"
Music: Chuck Prophet, "Let's Do Something Wrong"
17:33-20:34 - Poll Questions
20:35-29:35 - Listener Feedback (Iron Man)
Music: Chuck Prophet, "Maked Ray"
30:20-33:52 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Julian Cornell)
33:53-43:19 - '70s Sci-Fi #2: "The Andromeda Strain"
Music: Chuck Prophet, "Talkin' New Kingdom"
43:45-47:16 - New DVDs, Contest, Donations
47:17-1:01:23 - Top 5: Photography Movies
1:01:18-1:03:56 - Close/Next Show/Outtake

- Our apologies to those who downloaded the version with the repetitive ending. We have to do two different versions of the sign-off ("For Filmspotting..."), one for Chicago Public Radio.


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