#272: Taking Woodstock / The Hidden Fortress / Top 5 Fall Movie Preview
How ‘bout another hand for Sha Na Na?! Groovy. Okay, cats. Just a reminder, please avoid the Sluggo and Nancy tabs, man. They’re no good. All right, up next, we’ve got a great act, all the way from Richard J. Daley’s cow palace on the prairie, Chicago, it’s the soulful crooning of Adam and Matty. Their set list includes Matty performing the Star Spangled Banner on his flugelhorn, followed by a discussion of the new Ang Lee joint, "Taking Woodstock," featuring Demetri Martin, Imelda Staunton and Liev Schreiber. Then they delve into "The Hidden Fortress," man; we’re talking 1958 and Akira Kurosawa’s classic samurai epic starring Toshiro Mifune, the fourth film in their on-going Kurosawa Marathon. They’ll come back for an encore with their Top 5 Most Anticipated Fall Movies. Heady stuff, man.
Also on the show: Music by The Penelopes, Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre -- presented by In Review Online and Pixar Talk. This week's winner will get the Pixar DVD of their choice.
:13-20:07 - Review: "Taking Woodstock"
Music: The Penelopes, "Sabotage"
21:00-40:55 - Polls, Listener Feedback
Music: The Penelopes, "Stuck in Lalaland"
43:05-48:44 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: J. Wilcox)
48:45-1:00:07 - Kurosawa #4: The Hidden Fortress
Music: The Penelopes, "Circle of Seasons"
1:00:36-1:13:11 - New DVDs/Donations
1:13:12-1:28:59 - Top 5: Most Ant. Fall Movies
1:29:00-1:31:29 - Close/Next Show/Outtake
- I wasn't laughing at "Battle Royale" being Tarantino's favorite film since 1992 (not all-time), but laughing at the fact that Matty had no idea what "Battle Royale" was.
- I wasn't necessarily arguing "Schlinder's List" does trivialize the Holocaust, just that the argument certainly can be made.
- Help send Chris White to Australia to direct "Brick" the play at Fundable.com.
- Toronto Film Fest Meetup details.
- Check out TheReelists.com and feel free to contact editor Corey Atad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Get 10% off retro movie inspired t-shirts at Wake Up... Time To Die by using the discount code FSPOT10.
- Massacre Theatre version of "Meet the Parents" courtesy of Kevin Crossman.
- Follow more notes and corrections at http://twitter.com/filmspotting.
- Jeff Goldsmith's Creative Screenwriting Podcast can be accessed through iTunes here.