#243: Waltz With Bashir / Saturday Night and Sunday Morning / Top 5 Movies About Hope & Change
This week, in anticipation of the upcoming Academy Awards, Filmspotting takes a look director at Ari Folman's Oscar-nominated "Waltz With Bashir" (Best Foreign Language Film, Israel). Adam and Matty agree the film offers a very personal, dissociative look at the Lebanon War of 1982, but the guys disagree on the animated 'documentary's' overall effectiveness at evoking the memories of the men who experienced the horrors of combat. Then the lads grab a pint and take part in some terrible decision-making with Albert Finney in "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning," the second entry in Filmspotting's Angry Young Men Marathon. But to insure the show is not all doom and gloom this week, the boys close out on a high note with their Top 5 Movies About Hope and Change: "Filmspotting, movie reviews you can moderately believe in!"
Also on the show: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre and music by Animal Collective (iTunes 1-click).
** This episode of Filmspotting is presented by SpoutBlog. **
:24-14:45 - Review: "Waltz With Bashir"
Music: Animal Collective, "Summertime Clothes"
15:55-20:47 - Poll Questions
20:48-29:35 - Feedback ('09 Most Anticipated)
Music: Animal Collective, "Also Frightened"
30:21-34:09 - Mass. Theatre (Winner: J. Levering)
34:10-43:48 - AYM #2: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Music: Animal Collective, "Daily Routine"
44:30-50:08 - New DVDs, Donations
50:37-1:02:24 - Top 5: Hope & Change Movies
1:02:25-1:04:38 - Close/Next Show/Outtakes
- "The Dark Knight" has been added as a poll option.
- Next week's "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" is another Tony Richardson film, not Lindsay Anderson.
- Czech Republic would have been Czechoslovakia when director Karel Reisz came to the UK.
- Matty suggested contacting your local public radio station about playing Filmspotting. Mention that we can be found on PRX (Public Radio Exchange).
- Ignore everything said about "The Class" at the end of the show. We aren't reviewing it until Feb. 13 (opens the 6th). Next show actually looks like it will be "Taken" right now.