Filmspotting

"The Flagship Film Podcast"

#675: Ready Player One / Top 5 Movie Homages / FS Madness Final

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Is there a four-hour cut of READY PLAYER ONE? Adam and guest host Tasha Robinson (TheVerge.com, The Next Picture Show) have no idea, but it would help explain some of the narrative shortcuts in Spielberg's visually impressive adaptation of the Ernest Cline bestseller. The good news about the story's leap to the big screen is an improvement on the fun, but slight source material and some electrifying moments of nostalgia-fueled fun. Adam and Tasha also go on an Easter Egg hunt of sorts, with their Top 5 Movie Homages (that is, movies referencing other movies), including a movie-length Tarantino homage that gobsmacks Adam when Tasha points it out. All that, plus the championship round of Filmspotting Madness.

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

0:00-2:44 - Intro
3:30-41:25 - Review: "Ready Player One"
The Blow, "Get Up"
44:30-49:41 - Next Week / Notes
49:41-58:56 - Filmspotting Madness: Final
58:56-1:23:04 - Top 5: Movie Homages
The Blow, "The Greatest Love of All"
1:25:06-1:57:43 - Top 5: Movie Homages, cont
1:57:43-2:01:03 - Close

MUSIC

The Blow

LINKS/NOTES

- Tasha Robinson on TheVerge

- Wisconsin Film Festival

- Woody Allen pays homage to...

- Seven Different Salutes to the Odessa Steps

- Taste of Cinema on "Untouchables"

- Classic movies referenced in "La La Land"

- The Simpsons "Psycho" homage

- Matt's 50 Best Films of the 21st Century