Filmspotting

"The Flagship Film Podcast"

#676: A Quiet Place / Top 5 Quiet Scenes / FS Madness Champ

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It's a little surprising to see nice guy "Office"-alum John Krasinski directing a monster movie, but Adam and guest-host Michael Phillips agree that his A QUIET PLACE is a tense, finely-crafted film that feels a little like a Western and a well-observed family drama – even as it's scaring the pants off you. Krasinksi's movie also exploits its smart premise to potent effect: its monsters hunt by sound, so everyone - including the audience - is on aural high alert. For this week's Top 5, Adam and Michael look to films from icons like Kubrick, Hitchcock, Coppola and Spielberg for scenes that make effective use of silence. Plus, your 2018 Filmspotting Madness Champion.

This episode of Filmspotting is sponsored by Stories of the InterContinental Life, Omax Cognitive Boost and Squarespace (code: FILM) 

0:00-1:42 - Intro
2:26-32:07 - Review: "A Quiet Place"
Wye Oak, "The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs"
34:10-41:52 - Notes / Next Week
41:52-56:20 - Filmspotting Madness Champion
56:20-1:11:45 - Top 5: Quiet Scenes
Dave Shire, "The Conversation" (Main Theme)
1:13:43-1:36:01 - Top 5: Quiet Scenes cont.
1:36:01-1:39:57 - Close

MUSIC

- Wye Oak

LINKS/NOTES

- Michael Phillips

- "The Conversation encapsulated all our Nixon-era fears"

- Ben the particle physicist's Madness code

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