Cinecast Episode 103 – Hither and Yon


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Episode 103:
We’ve got Bond galore and also a nice Tangent on Kubrick and Kieslowski. And for fans of lists and Oscar season, a new top 5 list is here as well. Oh, and Zombie Diaries!
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Below the fold are the Show Notes…

Show notes for the Cinecast Episode 103

  • Intro music: :00 – 3:20
  • Opening blah blah: :32 – 3:29
  • Quantum of Solace: 3:30 – 41:47
  • Top 5 List: 41:48 – 1:10:46
  • DVD picks: 1:10:47 – 1:20:19
  • Kubirck/Kieslowski tangent: 1:22:52 – 1:29:50
  • Closing stuff: 1:35:34 – 1:38:36
  • Outro Music: 1:35:26 – 1:39:25

Bumper Music (with iTunes links) provided by:
Moby
“James Bond Theme (Re-version)”
AND
Portishead
“All Mine”


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Quantum of Solace:

R3view (spot on)
Opening theme song (Jack White and Alicia Keyes)
Our Qos trailer in Quicktime
A behind the scenes look


Top 5: Looking forward to through rest of 2008:

Andrew:
5) The Reader
4) Nothing but the Truth
3) Revolutionary Road
2) Australia
1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Kurt:
5) Doubt
4) Australia
3) Milk
2) The Wrestler
1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Other stuff:

Stanley Kubrick’s:
A Clockwork Orange

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s:
Blue
White
Red


DVD Picks for Tuesday, November 18th:

Kurt:
Mister Lonely
Mister Lonely

Encounters at the End of the World
(Marina’s review)

Andrew:
Zombie Diaries
Zombie Diaries

Priceless
(Andrew’s review)
Priceless

Consensus pick:
David Lynch: The Lime Green Set
The Lime Green Set


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Goon
Guest

I'm apparently the only one not looking forward to Benjamin Button.

years ago, while drunk with friends, we were talking about how Francis Ford Coppola made "Jack" and how stupid and terrible it was. On the spot we wrote out an outline of a movie where someone ages in reverse. We made it more over the top and sentimental than "Benjamin" but you get the idea, we had some scene planned where there was this baby was actually an old man and dying and his son was in his 40s tearing up, and the baby was talking like an old man and how it would be a Ron Howard movie, some forced tearjerker.

So yeah, we wrote this over the top version of this film 6 years ago, so now its warped my perspective of this. I don't know if I'm going to be able to enjoy this because of it.

Goon
Guest

(and no, at the time we didnt know F. Scott Fitzgerald had written this story, it just seemed well, stupid, and with "Jack" in mind, it seems extra stupid)

Goon
Guest

I have just been informed there is also a Star Trek episode with the same sort of story, a whole race of people that age in reverse.

rot
Guest

Yeah my enthusiasm for the Benjamin wanes a bit the more I see footage of it, for me Wendy and Lucy is my most anticipated of December, the one ticket I was unable to purloin at TIFF.

For the record, Kurt, and it may just have been a slip of the tongue, but Herzog does not have a Loch Ness documentary, he plays himself in Zak Penn's Incident at Loch Ness, which I bought for some riciulously cheap price earlier in the year, and I gotta say, not a good film.

Its been like two years, I think Grizzly Man must be up the queue by now!

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Wendy & Lucy just missed my list. I figure I should catch up with OLD JOY first!

Matt Gamble
Guest

Quirks? QUIRKS? Just for that I am showing up with Pootine and dill pickles then proceeding to eat throughout the entire podcast.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I don't know what Minneapolis chips&cheese-curds are made with, but we spell it 'poutine' up here where it was invented….pootine implies, well…you get the idea.

Rusty James
Guest

Wendy & Lucy has Larry Fessenden!

I really liked Incident at Loch Ness. It's kind of an adorable send up of Herzog's personality.

I LOL'd when the crytozologist interupted Herzog's medetative monologue.

Matt Gamble
Guest

@poutine

If you say so. They both sound like shit to me.

Matt Gamble
Guest

You know what other movie that stunt dude from Indiana Jones was in?

Turkey Shoot

My site totally rules.

Henrik
Guest

"Incident at Loch Ness, which I bought for some riciulously cheap price earlier in the year, and I gotta say, not a good film."

Incident at Loch Ness is better than most of Herzogs own films! It's extremely funny, and Herzog (I dare say) is more entertaining in person than as a director, even if he is being mocked willingly. I love that film.

I love the Herzog documentaries I have seen as well, but his fictional films aren't anywhere near the masterpieces people make them out to be. His personality is way funnier than his imagination. In Wild Blue Yonder he does capture some amazing imagery, but it seems like his fictional films are 2.5% amazing imagery and 97.5% boring lead-up without any depth.

kurt
Guest

I managed to chat briefly with Larry Fessenden when he was in Toronto in October. Enthusiastic guy. I got to embarrass myself by fawning over THE LAST WINTER.

Matt Gamble
Guest

The Last Winter is heaping pile of shit.

Jesus. Killer space dust. And people whine about The Happening being ridiculous.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Bring it Matt. I'm looking forward to Wednesday.

Matt Gamble
Guest

Better study up Halfyard, cause I'm gunna school you!

Jonathan
Admin

It has Ron Perlman. It has to be worth it for that alone, no?

Goon
Guest

The thing about the new Bond film for me overall re: how people are reviewing it is simply that its stuck in a kind of 'damned if you do, damned if you don't' situation. You know the scene on the Simpsons where the kids are in the focus group for Itchy and Scratchy, where they basically want it to be more serious and tackle world issues, but at the same time be off the wall and senseless. Oh, and that you should win things for watching.

Such is Bond. There has simply been such a huge range of things in its history that are considered essential to Bond, that some of them fit or don't fit in their various incarnations, that for almost any of them you can say "I wish that it had ________".

Goon
Guest

I think it wants to be grittier, but I dont think it wants to be particularly deeper or explorative. I mean Bond is like Mad Men's Don Draper, mysterious, cold, not letting people in, and I dont think either of these more recent movies even hinted to me they wanted anything more than that. I don't want Bond on the psychiatrists couch, thats a recent trend in a number of movies of various styles I pretty much loathe. Eg. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where all of a sudden we had to get to know young Wonka and his daddy issues.

2 more things from the show

one – Andrew, on Wall-E. as you remember, I also nitpicked the second half and was disappointed in the shift from the first half, but on repeated viewings it goes down so much easier knowing it in advance, the shift doesnt seem to dramatic and you can enjoy it for what it is, a fun chase movie and a quickening of the romance elements. Also, the DVD package itself (That is, the Blu-ray and supposed "3 disc" editions) is fantastic. One hell of a sound design featurette and a 90 minute documentary on the history of Pixar that could almost have warranted its own release. It's very pro-Pixar obviously but it tells it as objectively as you could hope for on a Disney disc – acknowledging problems in the past, fallings out, executives not getting Lasseter's vision, etc.

Secondly, back to Bond, the typo scene, it wasnt bond typing in his blackberry and probably not a secretary, but the computer translating his voice onto the screen. Bond says "G R Double E N E" When he says Double it puts a W there, then corrects to an EE.

Goon
Guest

When I say "DVD package" I didnt mean the actual package, I mean the whole of how the feature is handled along with the quality of the extras 😛

Yes, the cardboard is kind of a pain in the ass, but luckily I was able to sift through a dozen or so copies in the store where I got mine for the one with the most sturdy 'flat' side rather than the caved in ones of most of the others.

kurt
Guest

What's with the price of the Wall-E triple disc edition. Online Canadian retailers are selling it above $40. Even for a spec. ed. this seems like a ludicrously high price-point. Very strange for a new flick like this to come out so pricey, usually they go ultra-cheap on original release, and while I understand there is a 'single disc' version, paying double that price to get extras seems insane.

Goon
Guest

Cars 30 dollars for the normal single disc edition seems more insane to me.. Wall-E felt expensive but again, after going through the extras and the feature length doc I don't feel bad about it.

swarez
Guest

"Jesus. Killer space dust. And people whine about The Happening being ridiculous."

What movie did you watch? Certainly wasn't The Last Winter I saw. It's a great movie, Fessenden's best film I say who I've alway thought of being a bit too arty for his own good. But I had the good fortune of being his "escort" when they showed the film here in Iceland and he's a great dude.

kurt
Guest

Yea that comment was out of left field a bit. The 'evil' in the movie is the least interesting part, and it ain't even space dust…No, much like Carpenter's THE THING, it is the psychology of the folks left there that is the most interesting part of THE LAST WINTER.

Goon
Guest

I saw Incident at Loch Ness a couple months before I ever saw my first Herzog film. I found it extremely annoying except for when it was being extremely boring. Maybe if I watched it again knowing Herzog it would be completely different, but in that case would that possibly be admitting much of the film is a big in joke?

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