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Friday, October 26, 2018

Just The Pods Vol. 17

Being a podcaster myself (with two active shows), I can appreciate all the work that goes into creating content week in and week out. As such, I wanted to highlight some enjoyable podcast episodes I came across this week:

SWITCHBLADE SISTERS - ALL THAT JAZZ - with 'Party Girl' Director Daisy von Scherler Mayer
"If you listen to this episode you don't have to go to film school. Our guest this week is Daisy von Scherler Mayer. You may know her best for her "debut tour de force" Party Girl. She is a prolific television director who has worked on everything from Mad Men to Orange Is The New Black. The movie she has chosen to talk about this week is one of her favorite films, Bob Fosse's All That Jazz. Daisy takes April through exactly how this film has influenced her life, and even names specific scenes she has stolen from the movie (a practice she heartily encourages for film students). Daisy does a wonderful job of explaining how she speaks to actors and creates a supportive environment for them. This episode is also particularly enlightening as Daisy and April really get into the creative process and the emotional rollercoaster it can be. She also discusses the genius of Bob Fosse and how he was able to create a "perfect film." This episode is required listening for anyone who wants to be filmmaker. Take notes during this one."

Joe Dante returns to Illeana's podcast for a second go-round - this time to talk horror movies and it is just lovely:

I love listening to these gentlemen, but this episode has it's most interesting and powerful bit at the 44 minute mark where they get to the interview with Jamie Lee Curtis. She is wonderful and thoughtful and inspiring in the 15 minute or so chat and I highly recommend listening:

Another great episode covering one of my most beloved directors and a film that is one of my very favorites of all-time. Truly one of the great American comedies.

THE DIRECTOR'S CUT - Jonah Hill - MID 90s
"Director Jonah Hill discusses his film, Mid90s, with fellow director Bennett Miller. The film follows thirteen-year-old Stevie, who spends summer in 90s-era LA navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop."

THE 4:30 MOVIE - "Vampire Week"
"THIS WEEK, IT'S "VAMPIRE WEEK" ON THE 4:30 MOVIE as our band of expert programmers curate the ultimate week of Halloween Horrors with these legendary nightcrawlers who don't drink wine. Join writer/producer Mark A. Altman (The Thirst, The Librarians), writer/producer Ashley E. Miller (Lore, Black Sails), writer Steven Melching (X-Men: The Animated Series, Rebels) and concept designer Daren Dochterman as they go out for a bite this Halloween. Plus: we recommend what candy you should give out for trick or treat."

FLIXWISE CANADA - Luis Buñuel: Piety & Heresy
"Martin Kessler is joined by the very best Buñuel-enthusiasts he knows, Chris Funderburg and John Cribbs to discuss the film of surrealist master Luis Buñuel by focusing specifically on the theme related to religion in his films. They look primarily at Nazarin, Viridiana, Simon of the Desert, and The Milky Way. However, other films make their way into the conversation too, like Mexican Bus Ride, as our panel shines a light on the unfair obscurity of many of Buñuel’s Mexican films. They break down some of the misconceptions about Buñuel, and give their interpretations of his films."

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