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#260: Up / The Long Goodbye / Top 5 Films of 2002

What's that flying high in the sky over the John Hancock building? Is it a bird? Is it plane? No, it's the Herzog One, the magnificent flagship of the Filmspotting dirigible fleet. So cue up some Fifth Dimension on the old Hi-Fi, we're going up, up and away for this week's edition of Filmspotting. In honor of Pixar's latest film "Up," Adam and Matty will broadcast the show from high above the Chicago skyline. Will their heightened elevation affect their response to Ed Asner's voice-work, or drastically enhance their take on the seventh entry in the Filmspotting New Hollywood Marathon, "The Long Goodbye," from director Robert Altman? Or perhaps from 1,500 feet "Death to Smoochy" will look good enough to rank among Filmspotting's Top 5 Films of 2002. Oh, the humanity... What? Too soon for "Smoochy" jokes?

Also on the show: Listener FeedbackMassacre Theatre -- presented by In Review Online -- and music by oRSo.

:13-15:43 - Review: "Up"
Music: oRSo, "Anniversary"
16:25-21:55 - Voicemail, Polls
21:56-32:46 - Feedback: Terminator, Screen Leaders
Music: oRSo, "Protest Song"
34:29-39:45 - Mass. Theatre (Winner: K. Savage)
39:46-51:24 - New Hollywood #7: "The Long Goodbye"
Music: oRSo, "All Suffer Fools"
52:00-1:00:31 - New DVDs/Notes/Donations
1:00:32-1:13:31 - Top 5: Films of 2002
1:13:32-1:16:54 - Close/Next Show/Outtakes

- Check out Jeff Goldsmith's Creative Screenwriting Podcast. It can be accessed through iTunes here.

- Matty's Minny Meetup details will be available on our Twitter page at some point. And probably in the Forumunder Local Events & Meetups.

- We somehow made it through a discussion of "The Long Goodbye" without mentioning the roving camerawork. There are pretty much no shots/edits where the camera doesn't move or isn't already in motion with the cut -- all adding to the sense of Marlowe's displacement.

- Adam's big three Honorable Mentions: "Talk To Her," "Spirited Away" and "Y Tu Mama Tambien."


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