This episode, hosts Jill Blake and Wade Sheeler discuss titles that can charm even the grumpiest, reluctant friend or family member to dip their toe into the world of classic films. We all know someone who rolls their eyes at the mention of Black and white, old movies. We also know that once these cynics just try a good classic movie, they’ll get bit by the bug and try some more. Jill and Wade ditch the usual suspects and instead pick great films that are undeniably lovable, without the pretension and posturing that so many academics are guilty of when discussing amazing movies.
On this very special episode of the show, Brian invited his friends and previous guests Stephanie Crawford and Bill Ackerman to discuss anything they like without him – and they chose David Lynch as their topic. The recent Blu-ray release of BLUE VELVET from Criterion inspired a wonderful conversation about how both Stephanie and Bill found their way to the company itself and how they came to be Lynch devotees. They touch on all his films thus far that have been released on Blu-ray by Criterion and it is a delightful chat. Also included is a short interview that Bill did with Criterion producer Susan Arosteguy, who has worked on all the David Lynch releases they’ve done as well as the John Waters discs too. Enjoy!
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Jill and Wade go from mass entertainment to mass hysteria as they tackle the latest threat to abortion rights that’s sweeping the South, discussing the what and why’s of Georgia and Alabama’s attempts to whittle away at Roe v. Wade. They also cover Politics in film, those movies that help shape our opinions and tell the tales of the little guy agains the system, and the corruptible nature of the system itself. Then they lighten the mood with a Name That Tune round where Jill challenges Wade’s bold assertion that he can name the artist or title of music from the 30s through the mid 60s. It’s a whirlwind of hot topics that turn our hosts into a hot mess, all brought to you by vodka and vino.
Becky D’Anna joins FBF to discuss Ingmar Bergman’s THE SEVENTH SEAL. This is the first time I’ve dared to discuss such a historically significant film, and thankfully Becky was more than up for the challenge. Becky discusses her favorite scenes in the film, the religious and biographical themes, and makes a spirited defense for THE SEVENTH SEAL as a life-affirming movie.
While many podcasts have been recorded about Bergman’s classic film, I am confident few have had this much discussion of HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U.
Join Dave Eves and your host Jonathan James as they discuss one of Ingmar Bergman’s most terrifying films: HOUR OF THE WOLF. Dave and Jon sift through the truths, semi-truths, and outright lies surrounding Bergman’s life story and discuss how they impact their interpretation of the film. Jon also presents some half-baked theories, and Dave offers a spirited defense of CRIES AND WHISPERS.
Listening to this episode is more fun than attending a haunted dinner party where all the other guests are Udo Kier.