#292: Fish Tank / Ninotchka / Top 5 Teen Rebels
"Arthouse Adam" is back in his element this week as the Filmspotting duo discusses the new film "Fish Tank." No – not because Michael Fassbender spends the better part of the movie sans shirt (though that is a plus). Rather, Adam is afforded the opportunity to revisit a film he first saw after a long day at the Toronto International Film Festival and really sink his teeth into the gritty, atmospheric world created by director Andrea Arnold and the unflinching performance from newcomer Katie Jarvis as Mia, a troubled Essex youth, trying to negotiate the limited opportunities afforded to her by her blighted environs. Next up, the first entry in the Ernst Lubitsch marathon, "Ninotchka," serves to brighten the episode’s mood a bit. Both Adam and Matty fall for Greta Garbo’s luminous screen presence, but find themselves split on the chemistry shared between the great Garbo and co-lead Melvyn Douglass... with Matty preferring a shirtless Michael Fassbender perhaps?
In keeping with the rebellious spirit of the show, the lads round out the episode by putting their mothers in a whirl by keeping them unsure whether they’re boys or girls (if you don’t get the reference, put down your iPod, get on iTunes and download Diamond Dogs in its entirety NOW) and listing their Top 5 Teen Rebels.
Also on the show: Music by Dana Wells and Massacre Theatre -- presented by Pixar Talk. This week's winner will get the Pixar DVD of their choice.
:13-17:35 - Review: "Fish Tank"
Music: Dana Wells, "Evergreen"
18:44-24:16 - Voicemail, Polls
24:17-33:13 - Listener Feedback (Date Movies)
33:14-40:24 - Guest Caller
Music: Dana Wells, "The Benefit"
41:49-46:11 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: K. Miller)
46:12-59:54 - Lubitsch #1: "Ninotchka"
Music: Dana Wells, "Anyone But You"
43:44-1:00:32 - New DVDs / Donations
1:00:33-1:22:37 - Top 5: Teen Rebels
1:22:38-1:26:04 - Close / Next Show / Outtakes
NOTES / CORRECTIONS
- Get more info about TCM's 31 Days of Oscar.
- Jeff Goldsmith's Creative Screenwriting podcast can be accessed through iTunes here.