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Back To Back Films

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100 The Finale
100 EPISODES!!! WOOHOOO! To celebrate, we're giving you something brand new. Not one film. Not TWO films. But THREE FILMS! That's right, we chat about three films in this episode. Each film was handpicked for each host by the two other hosts. For Keith, we dove into the perpetual night with the 1998 science fiction film "Dark City". For Byron, we got crafty with the 2009 indie-darling, fantasy film "Ink". For Jacob, we took a mostly-accurate history lesson with the 2006 epic, adventure film "Apocalypto". We have loved every minute of this podcast and appreciate all of our listeners and guests we've had on the show. And frankly, we were and still are surprised to see how many regular listeners we have -- thank you all! I do, however, have some unfortunate news that turns this celebration bittersweet. I am sad to announce that we have decided to stop producing future episodes of the show. This podcast has been an incredible experience for the three of us, and we have bonded over the past two years, creating a lasting friendship that we will take to the grave. During this show we had so many momentous events: Keith began his career as a video contractor & became certified to fly a drone. He made a film for Western Washington University Veteran Services, and continues to write scripts. Recently he became the director of marketing for a national Whatcom-based graphics company.  Byron created his most divisive film yet, titled "Clipping the Wings of an Angel". It premiered at Bleedingham and led to many industry professionals contacting him about future work. If you watch his cinematography reel, you'd be impressed.  Jacob got married to his lovely wife Tiffany. He moved homes a whopping 5 times during this podcast. His film "The Game of Kubb" won the overall audience award at the 48 Hour Film Project Seattle. Jacob continues freelance video editing work in Seattle. Jacob also promises that his other podcast "Cinema Therapy" is still being worked on and will be finished. It is the end of an era for us. Although we have stopped recording weekly, we may return for legacy episodes in the future. Thank you all for everything. Cheers!
2:54:42
July 8, 2019
99 Jordan Peele - Get Out and Us
Is Us a racial commentary film like Get Out? We discuss that and more on this week's episode. 
1:38:18
June 21, 2019
98 Happy Hour! High Life, Spielberg vs Netflix, New Batman.
We discuss Claire Denis' new film starring Pattinson. Also Spielberg vs Netlflix and the new Batman. No pitch this week.
1:07:39
June 5, 2019
97 Long Take 2.0 We've Come Full Circle
We take a look at the recovered Russian propaganda film "I Am Cuba" and the Antonioni film "The Passenger". We discuss how these films revolutionized the long take and theorized about I Am Cuba's influence on Terrance Malick coming out of his hiatus. As always, we pitch a film at the end of the episode. This week it's films with a long take. 
2:02:00
May 17, 2019
96 Floor By Floor Action - Dredd and The Raid
How much character do you actually need in a movie? Why is linear action more interesting? On this episode we discuss vertical action films, which are films where characters are traveling up or down towards a goal. The two films are the totally underrated remake of Dredd and the Indonesian action thriller The Raid. As always, we pitch a film at the end of the episode. This week it's action films with Linear Action. 
1:52:01
May 13, 2019
95 Yorgos Lanthimos - The Lobster & The Killing of a Sacred Deer
We discuss Yorgos Lanthimos' strategies with disruptive characters and the fascinating production histories of these two films. We also get sidetracked and talk about Hitchcock, the Leftovers, and more. As always we pitch a film at the end of the episode, this week it's films with "Characters that disrupt".
1:37:20
April 24, 2019
94 Yorgos Lanthimos - Alps & Dogtooth
We discuss the bizarre, surreal, and uncanny through the lens of Academy Award Nominee Yorgos Lanthimos and his films. For this episode, it's his critically acclaimed slice of life film Dogtooth and his experimental follow-up Alps. As always we pitch a film at the end of the episode, this week it's films with "Social Isolated Characters".
1:24:30
April 15, 2019
93 Happy Hour! Climax
We gush over Gaspar Noe's new cinematic, nightmare, dance film Climax and discuss the techniques used in the film. We chat about recent news and trailers including Tarantino's new film. We also throw out some newer films to watch.  As always, at the end of the episode we each pitch a film and vote on who's is best, this week it's Dance Films. 
1:36:00
April 7, 2019
92 Tokyo Story & Still Walking with Ian Coleman
Special guest Ian Coleman joins us as we talk about Japanese live action filmmaking.
1:32:09
April 2, 2019
91 Happy Hour! The Revenant
Jacob is busy moving so Keith and Byron talk about one of their favorite films - The Revenant! This film had a crazy production and we take you through the ins and outs of what it took to get it made. Jacob will be back next week for our coverage of Yorgos Lanthimos! Music: Brakhage - No Coincidence Coolzey - Harmitzvah
1:22:35
March 17, 2019
90 Happy Birthday Jacob - Minding The Gap and Death of Stalin
It's Jacob's birthday! So he gets to pick the films this week. He decided to choose two great films that flew under the radar of audiences, one of which actually picked up a ton of steam and was nominated for an Oscar! As always, at the end of the show we each pitch a film. This week we're pitching films where Jacob is an integral character to the plot. MUSIC: Soft and Furious - Rumbling Roof, One Time Last Time Nihilore - Apricity
1:46:58
March 1, 2019
89 Happy Hour! Netflix Marketing, Christopher Nolan's Release Date, Rush Hour 4, Child's Play Reboot
Why are people are talking about how handsome Ted Bundy is? Why did Christopher Nolan's new film get a release date when we have no idea what his new film is about? What should we see in Rush Hour 4 and the Child's Play reboot? Byron isn't here this week! So no PitchFest! NOTICE: Our episodes are put on hold due to massive snow in the PNW. You might not hear from us for another week or two. MUSIC: Soft and Furious - Rumbling Roof, One Time Last Time Nihilore - Apricity
1:04:49
February 14, 2019
88 Happy Hour! Glass, M. Night Shyamalan, Reboots
We compare and contrast M. Night Shyamalan and Agatha Cristie. We talk about Glass and why the bad reviews don't matter for Shyamalan.  We chat about reboots and what we'd like to see rebooted in the future.  As always, at the end of the show we each pitch a film. This time its off-beat superhero films. PITCHFEST TALLIES: Keith 20 Byron 17 Jacob 15 MUSIC: Soft and Furious - Rumbling Roof, One Time Last Time Nihilore - Apricity
1:31:40
January 24, 2019
87 Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom and The Great Beauty
We discuss an article featuring John Krasinski and Paul Thomas Anderson on why filmmakers should respect bold films. We chat through movie-awards culture regarding Green Book winning a Golden Globe. And it's Byron's Birthday! Because it's Byron's Birthday, he picked the films this week. He chose the gorgeously shot Oscar-Winning Italian Film, "The Great Beauty" & one of the most graphic and offensive films of all time, "Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom". As always, at the end of the show we each pitch a film. This week it's films where Byron is an essential character to the plot. PITCHFEST TALLIES: Keith 20 Byron 16 Jacob 15 MUSIC: Soft and Furious - Rumbling Roof, One Time Last Time Nihilore - Apricity
1:56:40
January 18, 2019
86 Happy Hour! Bandersnatch, Collateral, The Haunting of Hill House, Bojack Horseman
Cheers to the New Year! Join us as we talk about the brand new Bandersnatch and the concept of choose your own adventure films. TALLIES: Keith 19 Byron 15 Jacob 14 Music: Soft and Furious - Rumbling Roof, One Time Last Time Nihilore - Apricity
1:16:25
January 8, 2019
85 Happy Hour! Our Top 10 Watched of 2018
To wrap up the year we are bring you a list of the top ten films that we watched this year. These films don't necessarily have to have been released this year but they have to be watched this year. They also cannot be a rewatch unless it was a special release. It's quite an eclectic mix of films so take a listen and let us know what you think!  Thank you to everyone who stuck with us this year. 2019 is going to bring a lot of exciting films! TALLIES Keith 18 Byron 15 Jacob 14 Music: Nihilore - Apricity Soft and Furious - One Time Last Time, Rumbling Roof
1:45:37
December 28, 2018
84 Color Series: Blue - Alien and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
Films: Alien and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover As we draw closer to the end of the year we decided that another color series was in order, one that is not traditionally thought of during this holiday time - Blue. Blue is a strong color with very particular meanings and feelings associated with it. Join us as we discuss them as they pertain to film, how these two films subvert the general usage of blue, and the power of color in contrast to one another. Happy holidays to everyone and an even better new year! TALLIES Keith 17 Byron 15 Jacob 14 Music: Nihilore - Apricity Soft and Furious - Rumbling Roof, One Time Last Time
2:02:47
December 27, 2018
83 Happy Birthday Keith - Blood Simple and Samsara
Keith's birthday happened so he chose the films for this week. It's a pretty general discussion so take a listen!  TALLIES  Keith 17  Byron 15  Jacob 13  Music: Nihilore - Apricity
2:02:30
December 17, 2018
82 Happy Hour! The House That Jack Built
Byron and Keith go all in on The House That Jack Built this week after seeing the limited showing of the Director's Cut. What did they think? How gnarly is the movie really? And is there anything deeper? Jacob joins us for the Pitch Fest! TALLIES: Keith 16 Byron 15 Jacob 13 Music: Nihilore - Apricity Lee Rosevere - Here's The Thing, Telecom, Under Suspicion, Max Flashback Soft and Furious - Rumbling Roof, One Time Last Time
1:44:00
December 4, 2018
81 Happy Hour! The Theater Experience, Criterion, Suspiria, Widows
Keith and Byron rock this episode without Jacob who is finally enjoying his honeymoon! We talk Netflix, Criterion, Suspiria, Widows, and why we enjoy the theater experience so much! No pitch fest this week! Nihilore - Liberalia
1:03:00
November 25, 2018
80 Suspiria 1977, 2018
Films: Suspiria and Suspiria 2018 It's witching week! We're excited to finally bring you a discussion on Suspiria! Why do Byron and Keith like the original so much? Did we end up liking the new one more? What has changed with the new film? What the hell with the climax? Be sure to listen to the pitch fest after the main chunk of the episode! TALLIES: Keith 16 Byron 15 Jake 12
2:15:28
November 16, 2018
79 Happy Hour! Solo, Knives Out, 4K Video and Data Rates
Crack open a cold one as we talk Solo A Star Wars Story, the cast of Knives Out, and get pretty technical talking about Netflix's data rates and 4K video! We also finish off our Korine saga with the pitches we didn't do for part two of our coverage of Korine. TALLIES Keith 15 Byron 14 Jacob 11 Music: Nihilore - Aberration, Crux, Liberalia, Apricity
1:23:23
November 13, 2018
78 This is Halloween! (1978, 2018)
Join us we get spooky on this Halloween week! The newest iteration of the Halloween franchise is out and we go deep into differences, styles, thoughts, and a surprise round table! If you haven't heard from our last episode, we are now doing a short break after the main episode before going to the pitches. There will no longer be a separate pitch episode so be sure to stick around for the fun!  TALLIES:  Keith 14  Byron 14  Jacob 11  Music: Nihilore - Horror Sting 1 "Shadowlands 1 - Horizon" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Shadowlands 2 - Bridge" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Shadowlands 4 - Breath" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Shadowlands 6 - The Pit" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Industrial Cinematic" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
2:07:58
October 31, 2018
77 Harmony Korine II - Trash Humpers and Spring Breakers
Gather up all your trash and get ready to hump your way into this week's episode! We cover Korine's two most recently released films in preparation for The Beach Bum, and really hone in on what makes him so unique!  Music: Robo Tiss - 4 9, Keep Em Hype
1:34:52
October 24, 2018
76 Happy Hour! Netflix, Venom, 48 Hour Films
Come have a drink with Jacob and Keith as they cover Jacob's 48 Hour Film Weekend, Netflix's production expansions, and a tiny bit of Venom! Music: Evan Schaeffer - Around the Bend, Constant
1:07:00
October 11, 2018
75 Harmony Korine I - Gummo and Julien Donkey-Boy
Certain filmmakers come out of nowhere to make a mark on cinema forever. Harmony Korine is one such filmmaker. Starting with the screenplay Kids and his debut Gummo, Korine proved he is a unique and refreshing voice. Join us we dive into this week's filmmaker spotlight!  Music: TeknoAXE - The Night Before Monday, Down to the Last Second
1:51:00
October 3, 2018
Pitch Fest! Oddball, Zany, or Mentally Ill Characters
We're talking Harmony Korine this week and he is well known for his unique characters so we are following suit! TALLIES; Keith 14 Byron 13 Jacob 11 Music: TeknoAXE - Down to the Last Second, Metal Songs Don't Necessarily Need Names, Nuclear Ghost Peppers, The Night Before Monday
14:40
October 3, 2018
74 Happy Hour! Joker, Mandy, Bond
Let's drink to Joaquin Phoenix's Joker, Mandy, James Bond, and Maniac! Evan Schaeffer - Around the Bend, Constant
1:02:00
October 3, 2018
73 Meat Stick or Ice Pick - Basic Instinct and Bad Timing
We get dangerously sexy this week with erotic thrillers! What makes an erotic thriller? How integral is sex to the genre? And we debate whether Bad Timing is an erotic thriller opening us up to ask what it takes to be one.  Music: bensound.com
1:37:00
September 22, 2018
Pitch Fest! Erotic Thrillers
We're dangerously sexy this week as we bring you some erotic thriller plots! TALLIES: Keith 13 Byron 12 Jacob 10 Music: bensound.com hibou-music.com
18:00
September 21, 2018
72 Happy Hour! 2001, Possession, Ozark, The Beach Bum
We're kicking off our new, random-film-talk episodes! So how it will work is every other week we will do our main episodes that focus on a particular topic and in between these episodes we will do a short 40-60 minute discussion on anything film and TV that doesn't fit into our other content. Let us know what you think at btbfilmspodcast@gmail.com! This week we talk about 2001 in 70mm, Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum" trailer, Possession, and Netflix's Ozark. Music: Evan Schaffer - Around the Bend, Constant
1:07:30
September 12, 2018
Pitch Fest! Political Thrillers
We've changed what we're doing with the show so on these off weeks we're picking a random plot topic. This week's topic is political thrillers! TALLIES: Keith 13 Byron 11 Jacob 10 Music: David Hilowitz - Dark Science Walt Thisney - Stargazing, Wandering Around the Path The European - Detroit Ride, Urban Wandering, Thriller Music
15:51
September 12, 2018
71 Wooooosh...uhh - Ashes of Time and Come Drink With Me
We chop our way into Wuxia films this week! What are they, how did they develop, and why? We also talk about the future of the podcast and what we want to do week by week. Thanks to all the long time listeners, hopefully the changes will be something you like!  Music: Jason Shaw - Transition, Assassins
1:45:28
September 7, 2018
Pitch Fest! Wuxia Plots
It's all about Wuxia plots this week! TALLIES: Keith 12 Byron 11 Jacob 10 Music: Jason Shaw - Assassins, Atlantis, High Tension, Latin House Bed, Transition
12:00
September 7, 2018
70 The BTB Top Ten Episode
We're ranking up high this week with our top ten films! We each chose ten films that are our favorite, important to watch, or just damn good. It's a fun talk with a lot of variety - can you guess the films? Music: Nihilore - Artifice, Absolute Terror
2:06:00
August 24, 2018
Pitch Fest! Sequel Plots
We're talking about our top ten films this week so we decided to do sequels of a film in that list! TALLIES: Keith 11 Byron 10 Jacob 9 Music: Jason Shaw - Ion, Cycles, Marauder Nihilore - Artifice, Absolute Terror
16:15
August 24, 2018
69 Color Series I: Red - In The Mood For Love and Red
We kick off our color series with the color red. In this series we'll focus on color in film - what it can mean, how it's used, and why. Grab your tool of choice and come color with us!  Music: Eme Hache - Thinking of You Robin Allender - An Uneven Lie
1:45:54
August 19, 2018
Pitch Fest! Red Plots
We're delving into color in film this week starting with the color red so our plots have to feature said color! TALLIES: Keith 11 Byron 10 Jacob 8 Music: Bensound - Romantic Cobra Avec Logo Panthre - Joyeux Drille, City Night Line
13:00
August 19, 2018
68 Be Like Water - The Big Boss and Enter the Dragon
We chop and kick our way into Bruce Lee this week. Who was he? What did he do for cinema? Was his effect good or bad for the perception of Asians in film? Listen and find out! Check out the Pitch Fest! episode with plots that feature Bruce Lee!  Music: "Peritune - Chinatown Healing" Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) Music provided by BreakingCopyright: youtu.be/j48PIUos6zQ Song: "Peritune - Sakuya2" is under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY) Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: youtu.be/2QSW80F7xfk
1:31:00
August 8, 2018
Pitch Fest! Bruce Lee Plots
This week we cover the ever famous Bruce Lee and his legacy in film so our plots must feature him in some way! TALLIES: Keith 11 Byron 9 Jacob 8 Music: "Peritune - Chinatown Healing" Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/j48PIUos6zQ Song: "Peritune - Sakuya2" is under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY) Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/2QSW80F7xfk Aoiroooasamusi - Musi
18:20
August 8, 2018
67 Topical Film Talk III
Jacob is busy with work again so to make sure we provide the content you we are doing another Topical Episode! Marc Maron in talks to join the Joker movie, Netflix and Amazon take over the Venice Film Festival, Blumhouse remaking Fantasy Island, and more! Music: Rise Up (Like the Sun) by Snowflake (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/56508 Ft: Bluemillenium, Sackjo22, Martin Luther King, Kara Square Jason Shaw - Metaphor
1:09:15
August 2, 2018
66 Topical Film Talk II
Jacob is gone this week so Byron and Keith do another round of topical film talk! We cover the Coen Brothers, Joaquin Phoenix, Enter the Dragon remake, and more! It's a super laid back episode so listen, chill, and enjoy! Music: Nihilore - Hemiteleia ~aether theories~ by Vidian (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Vidian/57398 Ft: Gurdonark, White-throated Sparrow
59:37
July 30, 2018
65 Korean New Wave II - Oldboy and I Saw the Devil
Part 2 of our epic Korean New Wave topic, but this time we're getting real violent with it. What's up with the violence in these films? How is the revenge genre different in Korea vs American films? What makes Oldboy so profound as a film?  Music: QWE - Guitar Rain, Nihilore - The Cultured Ignorance of Frustration Jacob's Brand New Podcast: cinematherapypodcast.com
1:43:15
July 20, 2018
Pitch Fest! Ultra-Violent Plots
It's Korean New Wave Pt 2 with an emphasis on violence and revenge so we're pitching some ultra-violent plots! TALLIES: Keith 10 Byron 9 Jacob 8 Music: QWE - Broken, So Sigh Us, Guitar Rain
14:33
July 17, 2018
64 Korean New Wave I - The Host and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
We're getting some revenge this week! The Korean New Wave or New Korean Cinema is a film movement that started in the late 90s. What defines the movement? How did Korea get to this point? Is it already over? Is Korea affecting global cinema? Check out our Pitch Fest! all about family plots!  Music: Nihilore - Creative Destruction, The Cage
1:29:59
July 11, 2018
Pitch Fest! Family Plots
The Korean films we're talking about this week have strong familial themes so we're pitching you some family plots! TALLIES: Keith 10 Byron 8 Jacob 8 Check the main episode all about the Korean New Wave film movement! Music: Nihilore - The Other Side, Creative Destruction, More Scared of You, Girl in the Moon, Loop
20:19
July 11, 2018
63 Shane Carruth I - Primer and Upstream Color
We alter the timeline this week with the Man of Many Talents: Shane Carruth. Who is he? How did he make Primer on a $7,000 budget? What did Primer do to be successful? Where did Upstream Color come from? What did he do with Upstream Color to set it apart and really make it a "Carruth film"? Check out the Pitch Fest! for this week all about nonlinear plots!  Music: Nihilore - Dissent, Frisson
1:36:45
July 4, 2018
Pitch Fest! Nonlinear Plots
Shane Carruth is the man this week and his films really like to mess with the timeline of the plot so we're bringing you some nonlinear pitches this week! TALLIES: Keith 9 Byron 8 Jacob 8 Music: Nihilore - The Water and the Well, Dissent
12:24
July 3, 2018
62 D for Docudrama - Nanook of the North and F For Fake
Come with us as we dramatize real life with docudramas. What are they? How do they differ from fake documentaries, pseudo-documentaries, and mockumentaries? Does dramatizing documentaries affect the content? Listen to find out!
1:17:41
June 26, 2018
Pitch Fest! Unconventional Documentaries
We're doing docudramas this week, which is a weird thing to pitch so we're doing unconventional documentaries instead! TALLIES: Keith 8 Byron 7 Jacob 7 Check out the main episode on F for Fake and Nanook of the North! Music: Nihilore - Laissez-faire, Liberalia, Semantic Satiation, Sturgeon's Law
17:45
June 26, 2018
61 Hail Paimon! - Hereditary and De Palma
We're distributing this episode all about A24! Who are they, what is their primary business, how did they get to where they are, and what are they doing to the industry that is so important? You're about to find out! (Also A24 if you're listening we have nothing but good things to say about you!) Check out the Pitch Fest! episode where we pitch you some horror films that we think A24 would buy!  Music: Nihilore - The Dweller on the Threshold, Forever Lying to Myself
1:39:43
June 20, 2018
Pitch Fest! A24 Horror
We're getting into some A24 who, what, why this week so we're bringing you some horror films we think A24 would make! TALLIES: Keith 7 Byron 7 Jacob 7 Music: Nihilore - Alone, Forever Lying to Myself, The Dweller on the Threshold
15:00
June 19, 2018
60 Ballasting Off w/ Nate Sawtell - Bicycle Thieves and Ballast
We get neoreal this week with our special guest. What is Italian Neorealism and how has it affected American cinema? Listen to find out!  Music: Mabafu - Changes ft. Alena Sola, Bersarinplatz
1:30:08
June 12, 2018
Pitch Fest! Neorealist Plots
We're talking Italian Neorealism with special guest Nate Sawtell so we're pitching some Neorealist plots! TALLIES: Keith 7 Byron 7 Jacob 6 Check out the main episode where we go in depth into Neorealism and it's affect on American cinema! Music: Mabafu - Changes ft. Alena Sola, Bersarinplatz Simon Mathewson - space bugs, Space Bugs Tech Hause Remix, neon rollers
17:13
June 12, 2018
59 Back To Back Drifters - The Wild Bunch and High Plains Drifter
This week we're going West to find our darkside with anti-hero, revisionist Westerns. What are anti-heros? How do these films embody that? What did they do differently than Westerns before? Music: Nihilore - Facticity, Aletheia
1:43:45
June 6, 2018
Pitch Fest! Anti-Hero Plots
Keith is back this week to bring you some Anti-hero plots! TALLIES: Keith 7 Byron 6 Jacob 6 Check out this week's episode on anti-hero, revisionist Westerns! Music: Nihilore - Facticity, Replaced, Wasteland "Anamalie" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Track Name: "Wild Wild West" Music By: Jay Man @ https://ourmusicbox.com/ Official "OurMusicBox" YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Ross Bugden - Western Adventure Music
27:38
June 6, 2018
58 Flipping Your Flops - John Carter and Heaven’s Gate
We're talking box office bombs! What happened behind the scenes that caused these movies to become flops? Listen to the episode and find out!
1:31:03
May 30, 2018
Pitch Fest! Big Budgets
Keith is gone but we still have his plot & pick! It's Big Budgets this week. Who will win the day? TALLIES: Keith 6 Byron 5 Jacob 5 Check out tomorrow's episode on John Carter & Heaven's Gate!
08:21
May 30, 2018
57 War Series II - Apocalypse Now and Hacksaw Ridge
We're talking War Series number 2! Why is Apocalypse Now so impactful? What happened behind the scenes that really pushed the boundaries of each production? Find out! Check out our Pitch Fest! Anti-War Plots episode! Music: Nihilore - L, String Quartet in B Minor nihilore.com
1:41:17
May 22, 2018
Pitch Fest! Anti-War Plots
We're pitching you some anti-war plots this week! Who will win and take the lead?? TALLIES: Keith 5 Byron 5 Jacob 5 Check out tomorrow's episode on Apocalypse Now and Hacksaw Ridge! Music: Nihilore - Eva Experimental Orchestral, Iridal, Proliferation, Saudade nihilore.com
14:56
May 21, 2018
56 Japanime II - Jin-Roh and Neon Genesis Evangelion
Part 2 of our anime sage where we talk about the history of anime in other countries, the animation of Jin-Roh, and Keith rants again (but this time about Ghost Stories, spoilers if you haven't seen it yet) Check out our Pitch Fest! for this week to find out who won and who took the lead! Music Soft and Furious - On Time Last Time, Mermaid Butterfly
1:52:27
May 16, 2018
Pitch Fest! Anime Plots II
We're doing Anime part 2 this week so we're giving some more anime plots! TALLIES: Keith 4 Byron 4 Jacob 4 Check out this week's episode on Jin Roh and Neon Genesis Evangelion! Music: Soft and Furious - Rumbling Roof, Lucidity, D D D Dancing, Shake Me Baby Lee Rosevere - Max Flashback
16:59
May 15, 2018
55 Japanime I - Akira and Perfect Blue
We get animated this week with Anime! What is it? Can it be more than just Japanese animation? Why is Akira an important milestone? Listen to find out! And be sure to listen to out Pitch Fest episode where we bring you plots we think would be perfect for Anime! Music: A Drop A Day - Trouble in the East Soft and Furious - Horizon Ending
1:29:22
May 8, 2018
Pitch Fest! Anime Plots
We're pitching you some anime plots this week (plots that we think would be better as Animes)! TALLIES: Keith 3 Byron 4 Jacob 4 Check out this week's episode for Part 1 of Anime! Music: A Drop A Day - #14 Wild Encounters, #15 Fair Dust, #18 White(true), #21 The shortest Path, #22 Bad Influences, #24 Fight or Die, #32 As far as it gets
15:09
May 7, 2018
54 Andrei Tarkovsky II: Dramatic Unity - Stalker and The Sacrifice
The Tarkovsky finale. What is dramatic unity? How did Tarkovsky apply these ideas? Why do his long takes work? What is The Sacrifice beyond just a movie? And during one of the hardest round tables so far we find out who liked which film more! Also check out our Pitch Fest for this week to find our who won! Music: Track Title: Cinematic Documentary, Emotional Piano Music by AShamaluevMusic. Music Link: https://www.ashamaluevmusic.com
1:34:50
May 1, 2018
Pitch Fest! Dramatic Unity Plots
We're pitching you some dramatic unity this week (unity of plot, unity of action, and/or unity of time) because we're covering Tarkovsky's "Phase 2" where his films focus on these ideas. TALLIES: Keith 3 Byron 3 Jacob 4 Check out this week's episode Tarkovsky II: Dramatic Unity! Music: Anton Khoryukov - Beijing 2008, Breaking Up, Famous, Foreboding, Rain and You
13:09
April 30, 2018
53 Andrei Tarkovsky I: Sculpting in Time - Ivan’s Childhood and Solaris
We discover a new side of Soviet Cinema this week with the legendary Andrei Tarkovsky. Who is he? How did he get started? What are some of his theories on filmmaking? Find out all of that and more! We else go in depth into the two films focusing on themes and imagery! Music: Nihilore - "Life, Death and After" and "The Dimensionless Sphere" http://www.nihilore.com/
2:00:35
April 24, 2018
Pitch Fest! Tarkovsky Plots
We're pitching you Tarkovsky-esque plots this week as we're covering the cinema legend himself! TALLIES: KEITH 3 BYRON 2 JACOB 4 Check out the episode on Ivan's Childhood and Solaris! Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Chris Zabriskie - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/
15:40
April 23, 2018
52 Netflix and Chill - Beasts of No Nation and Okja
It's a week full of Netflix! We're covering the media giant from the perspective of filmmakers and what Netflix is doing for content creators. How is Netflix changing the game? What is their end game? What are they doing for producers and content creators? How is Okja a "statement film"? What did Beasts of No Nation do that no other film had tried before? Find out! Music: Borrtex - We Are Saved, Victory Massimo Ruberti - The Secret Side
1:50:42
April 17, 2018
Pitch Fest! Plots Netflix Would Buy
We're pitching you three completely different plots that we think would make for some good Netflix content! TALLIES: Keith 3 Byron 2 Jacob 3 Dawn 5 (guests get extra points!) Check out this week's episode where we cover the entertainment giant Netflix with the films Okja and Beasts of No Nation! Music: Chris Zabriskie - The House Glows With Almost No Help EME HACHE - Trash Talking David Hilowitz - Base Encryption and Minute by Minute, http://davehilowitz.com/
16:57
April 16, 2018
51 The Void Libido w/ Dawn Dietrich - Her and Under the Skin
We get real with gender and sexuality this week with special guest Dawn Dietrich! Utilizing Dawn's academic background, we analyze the breakdown of the typical relationship in Her and the discovery of the female in Under the Skin and the affect it has on women. This is a special topic that could really only be covered with this guest! Also check out our Pitch Fest! episode with some sophisticated and not-so-sophisticated plots this week all about gender and sexuality! Music: Embryonic Waves - Composed by Matthew Raetzel https://youtu.be/EK_B1uZRYZI Out of the Skies, Under the Earth - Chris Zabriskie http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Reappear/03_-_Out_of_the_Skies_Under_the_Earth Stories About the World That Once Was - Chris Zabriskie http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Music_from_Neptune_Flux/ChrisZabriskie-MusicfromNeptuneFlux-01
2:13:20
April 10, 2018
Pitch Fest! Gender And Sexuality Plots
We're bringing you some sophisticated and not-so-sophisticated plots this week all about gender and sexuality! TALLIES: Keith 3 Byron 2 Jake 3 Check out this week's episode with special guest Dawn Dietrich all about gender and sexuality in the films Her and Under the Skin!
12:51
April 9, 2018
50 Gush Over The Neon Ghost - Ghost and The Neon Demon
Finally we're covering those films that we have constantly brought up on the show and we tell you why we like them so much! Jacob goes over Ghost while Keith goes a little overboard railing on it. Byron balances it out with some good insight into Neon Demon. Plus you get to find out who won the giveaway! Music: Synthwave - C by TeknoAXE https://youtu.be/-WYJ1Jh2kuI A Drop A Day - #9 - 80s all over Again https://youtu.be/63-WsM9dqQQ A Drop A Day - #12 Hot Tub https://youtu.be/-pAIh69Oq7I
2:06:50
April 3, 2018
Pitch Fest! Plots We Want To Make
These are the dream plots that we would actually like to make or would actually like to see! TALLIES: Keith 3 Byron 3 Jacob 3 Check out the main episode to hear us gush about (and hate on) these movies that we actually love and that we've brought up on the show a lot! You can also find out who won the giveaway!
10:20
April 2, 2018
49 Blood And Guts w/ Lisa van Dam-Bates - Bad Taste and Dead Snow
Getting bloody this week with a discussion of blood, guts and special effects in films! We're joined by filmmaker Lisa van Dam-Bates whose film "Marla Mae" is playing at Phoenix Film Festival on April 13th, 14th, & 15th. We talk about her film, practical effects, and get a tiny bit political. Check out the Pitch Fest episode for the week! We're bringing you gore-heavy plots! Keep up with Marla Mae on Facebook @marlamaethemovie.
2:00:00
March 27, 2018
Pitch Fest! Blood and Guts
We're pitching you some gory plots this week with special guest Lisa van Dam-Bates! This week's topic: Blood and guts, or special effects TALLIES: Keith 3 Byron 3 Jake 1 Check out the main episode to here about Bad Taste, Peter Jackson's first film, and Dead Snow!
07:20
March 27, 2018
48 Motion Picture Anti-Gay Association - This Film Is Not Yet Rated and Bad Education
We rate this episode NC-17 for Explicit Content. That's right, it's all about the MPAA this week. What is it? Why does it exist? How does it affect the industry? Is it even a good organization? We talk about the alleged mysteries surrounding the MPAA. If you haven't already, check out our Pitch Fest episode for those fun NC-17 plots!
1:42:42
March 20, 2018
Pitch Fest! NC-17 Plots
We're pitching you some adult-rated plots this week! Fair warning that our plots are pushing the envelope more than usual. This week's topic: MPAA and Movie Ratings TALLIES: Keith 3 Byron 2 Jake 1 Music: Gnawledge - Menudo Jaleo, Calabazar de Sagua, and Perro Cruzado http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Gnawledge/
12:42
March 19, 2018
47 We're Going Off The Rails! - The Shining and Marathon Man
We're going off the rails in this episode as we cover the invention of the Steadicam and how it revolutionized cinema. We go over a brief history before jumping right into its use in both films as well as in wider cinema history. Be sure to check out our Pitch Fest episode to hear the plots we devised for the Steadicam!
2:05:11
March 13, 2018
Pitch Fest! Steadicam Horror/Thriller Plots
This week we're covering Marathon Man and The Shining, and how the these films helped revolutionize the film world with the Steadicam. This week's pitch: horror/thriller plots using the Steadicam TALLIES Keith: 2 Byron: 1 Jacob: 1 "Shadowlands 2 - Bridge" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Shadowlands 7 - Codex" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
08:41
March 12, 2018
46 Just Give Him The Eggs - Funny Games and Funny Games U.S.
We channel our inner sociopaths with remakes this week. Why the hell did Haneke remake his own movie and how did that affect our viewing of each movie? Want to know where to start with the podcast? Check out our Pitch Fest episode for this week!
1:51:42
March 6, 2018
Pitch Fest! Hanekesque Thrillers
It's time for the Back to Back Pitch Fest! This week we're bringing psychological thrillers, social commentary, and Michael-Hanekesque plots to your ears. Previous Wins Keith: 1 Byron: 0 Jacob: 0 On Tuesday, we're discussing remaking your own movie with Michael Haneke's Funny Games (1997) & Funny Games US (2007). This week's music was provided by: "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ and "Ready Aim Fire" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
08:25
March 5, 2018
45 Dick's Flicks w/ Tyler Riggs - Paycheck and Minority Report
Special guest Tyler Riggs joins our dive into Philip K Dick adaptations! One was successful and one wasn't. Why? We cover plot, filmmakers, and filmmaking techniques to find the answers! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- And if you haven't already, check out our new 5 minute segment "Pitch Fest!", where we pitch movie plots related to the topic and vote on the best.
1:50:45
February 27, 2018
Pitch Fest! Dickesque Science Fiction
If you want to get a taste of what the show is like... start with the pitch! These short pitches will give you an idea of who we are and what this show is all about! -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to the first edition of the Back to Back Pitch Fest, where your hosts (and sometimes their guest) each pitch a movie based on this week's episode's topic and vote on the best pitch! Listen in and find out who wins! This week's pitch: Philip K. Dick Adaptations Special Guest: Tyler Riggs Don't forget to check out this week's episode on Philip K. Dick Adaptations with Paycheck and Minority Report. Out on Tuesday! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This week's badass music is Miami Call and Inner City Lights by Herr Doktor who can be found at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Herr_Doktor/
07:37
February 27, 2018
44 Ana Lily Amirpour I - A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night and The Bad Batch
We rock out to Ana Lily Amirpour's punk-westerns this week! Our main focus is style over substance. Can style over substance work, the influences of the director, the concept of deus ex machina and the macguffin, and more!
1:36:12
February 20, 2018
43 Back In Black - Coffy and Shaft (1971)
One of our best episodes yet! This week we blast our way into blaxploitation with the classics Shaft and Coffy. We go in depth on what exploitation films are, how many variations of exploitation there are, if exploitation films can be made today, and why these films were made (versus why they aren't being made today). This episode combines techincal, historical, and political aspects. Enjoy and please rate on iTunes!
1:42:41
February 14, 2018
42 Nakey Jakey's Cakey Bakey - Jacob’s Ladder and Jakob the Liar
Happy birthday Jacob! This week is all about films with Jacob's name in the title. We trip out with some bizarre psychological horror and take a trip down memory lane with Robin Williams. Can you guess which film we liked more?
1:43:56
February 8, 2018
41 Klowning Around w/ David Miller - Tremors and Killer Klowns From Outer Space
"I'm Jo-Jo the ice cream clown, we'll give you a stick, you'll give it a lick. And it'll tickle you all the way down." Get tickled this week with cult movies! We're joined by guest David Miller and his movie choices. We get into what a cult movie is, if they can be made nowadays, and if they are any good! Check out David's production company here: https://www.milpoolfilms.com/
1:54:12
January 30, 2018
40 The Going Rate - Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
This week on the podcast Jacob takes us through framerates: what they are, what they do, and why the hell we would ever want to shoot in 120 fps. We're going back to our technical side with this one but it will surely open your eyes to what they are seeing when you watch movies!
1:59:53
January 24, 2018
39 Bringing a Jian to a Gun Fight - Hero and Hard Boiled
HIYA! Join us this week as we talk Asian cinema! We cut our way into the Wuxia film Hero and shoot up the place with Hard Boiled. We cover the influence of Asian cinema, the history, and we try to pronounce "wuxia." And find out which film we liked best!
1:56:34
January 15, 2018
38 Goutte d'Or de Byron - Life of Brian and Goutte d’Or
Happy birthday Byron! For his birthday we are talking two films with Byron's (or Brian's) name in them. The first is a Monty Python classic and the other is an exceptionally well done short film. We talk about the legacy of Life of Brian and why it is so popular, fun facts about the movie, and the behind the scenes of Goutte d'Or. Thanks for listening!
1:41:42
January 9, 2018
37 The Black and White Edition - Logan Noir and Mad Max Black N Chrome
Black and white! That's what we're all about this week. We're talking black and white rereleases of different films. What is going on? Why did they do this? Does it work? And did it change our opinions about the movies? Find out!
1:41:44
January 2, 2018
36 Rian Johnson II - Looper and Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Join us as we wrap up our Masterclass featuring Rian Johnson. We discuss why Johnson may have been chosen to helm Episode VIII, the world of Looper, and we see if Looper or Last Jedi was more liked! We're trying a new format out in this episode to see if we can bring the length of the episodes down. Instead of talking about the behind the scenes facts of the film we focus on topic-based discussion and the things we learned about movie making from Johnson's films. Let us know what you think! Email: btbfilmspodcast@gmail.com
1:40:58
December 19, 2017
35 Rian Johnson I - Brick and The Brothers Bloom
Masterclass number 2! Join us as we dig into Rian Johnson's first two films in lead up to The Last Jedi! Known for his genre films, Johnson came onto the scene strong with Brick, following up with the comedy, caper Brothers Bloom. Join us as we talk Easter eggs, film facts, and shoes!
2:04:11
December 11, 2017
34 We Need To Talk About Keith - Keith and We Need To Talk About Kevin
IT'S KEITH’S BIRTHDAY! Therefore we're discussing movies with "Keith" or "Kevin" in the title. We also talk about whether or not a character needs to be complex in order to be good. We give our thoughts and opinions on 90’s revival cinema and what makes a scene feel stocky. And we debate over whether Kevin's character is a master manipulator or just a little sh*t.
1:50:57
December 5, 2017
33 You’re Super! w/ Robert Speewack Bojorquez - Superman 1978 and Spider-man 2002
Back to Back is back with "Backbackman". In this episode we dive into the reinvention of superheroes: Is it due to the September 11th terrorist attack or due to technological advancements in VFX? Our guest, Robert Speewack Bojorquez, talks about where superhero films are going next. We also discuss how the Iraq War may or may not be influencing the success of Marvel and the failures of DC. And we also talk about those new Regal short films made by AFI students. This episode is actually a re-recording. We had a number of technical difficulties with the original episode. Instead of rolling through the traditional show beats, we felt it best to just do an open discussion. Sorry about that, but we think you'll enjoy this too! Thanks for listening.
1:21:08
November 28, 2017
32 Thrillsgiving - North by Northwest and Home Sweet Home
Happy Thrillsgiving! Join us on this special episode where we essentially talk about whatever we want while stumbling our way to this week's films. Learn where we sit in a theater and why, who the "Killer" in Home Sweet Home actually is, and who has the best suits in all of film! We round things off with some reviews of each movie. This one is short and sweet, perfect for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving! We're thankful for every listener we have!
1:25:43
November 23, 2017
31 Life Of B-Ryon - Nocturnal Animals and Perfume: Story of a Murderer
Welcome to the Life of B-Ryon! That's right, Byron chose the films this week and topic we cover. Join us on a journey of self-discovery as we tackle the thrilling Nocturnal Animals and the oddly amusing Perfume! The big debate this week: is narration good or bad?
2:33:20
November 14, 2017
30 Horror Makes Money??? - The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity
Get spooky on this week's episode! Explore why horror makes so much f%@$ing money. We also discuss what makes horror so different and Byron surprises us all with his opinions!
2:41:27
October 30, 2017
29 Americans Make Bad Monster Movies w/ Tony Prichard - King Kong 1933 and Kong Skull Island
This week we're joined by special guest Tony Prichard professor of film, English, and technological history at Western Washington University! The topic: King Kong and the lack of good monster movies in America. Why do Americans make bad monster movies? Why was the first King Kong film so special? How did they make it? And why is film theory even important? Listen to find out!
2:28:17
October 23, 2017
28 F*** You Skinner - Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049
This week we're talking all things Blade Runner! We dive into the behind the scenes productions of both films and why they are so important for practical effects. We also talk opinions and we finally figure out which film Byron liked more!
2:34:47
October 18, 2017
27 In Soviet Russia... - Strike and Battleship Potemkin
In Soviet Russia...they develop film theories that will go on to be used by everyone around the world in almost every film ever made. Two of the most famous films ever made, Strike and Battleship Potemkin are Sergei Eisenstein's theories in practice. We talk about what Soviet Montage Theory is, how it works, Alfred Hitchcock and montage theory, and more! For those that like the more technical, theoretical, and historical episodes this is for you!
2:11:10
October 11, 2017
26 Let's Get Real - Hoop Dreams and Man With A Movie Camera
Let's get real with documentaries! We kick off our discussion of documentaries with what many consider to be two of the greatest ever made. From two different times in history we explore what documentaries are! We also debate the term "mockumentary" and what exactly an "easy/safe" movie is! One of our best discussions yet!
2:46:14
October 5, 2017
25 mother!
Film: mother! Byron and Keith try to wrap their heads around mother! talking about the who, what, why, and how of the film. Jacob will be back next episode and we'll be getting back to our usual episode structure!
1:18:17
September 26, 2017
24 Topical Film Talk
Films: None Jacob is gone again (poo) so Byron and Keith cover all things film news! We talk about IT, mother!, Spawn, TIFF, and more!
1:20:30
September 26, 2017
23 Director's Commercials
Films: Director's Commercials This week Jacob is gone so Byron and Keith rock a mini episode talking about director's commercials. We cover Harmony Korine, David Lynch, Darren Aronofsky, Martin Scorsese, Nicolas Winding Refn, Wes Anderson, and David Fincher. Why do big time film directors want to make commercials? What can commercials offer? We answer these questions so take a listen!
1:29:39
September 12, 2017
22 Lolly Zolly - Vertigo and The Quick and the Dead
This week we're all about the dolly zoom! What is this weird technique, why do filmmakers use it, and how is it done! Using Veritgo and the Quick and the Dead we tell you all about it!
2:20:25
September 12, 2017
21 ZZZZZZombie! - Night of the Living Dead and 28 Days Later
We talk all things zombie! First up is the grand daddy of all zombie films Night of the Living Dead. We talk behind the scenes, how they made the film, the "zombie rules", and the controversy of the film. 28 Days Later brings us the revitalization of zombie movies and one of the greatest (at least we think) shots/sequences in cinema! Let the attack of the zombie begin!
2:16:44
August 30, 2017
20 Brohemian Rhapsody - Fight Club and Boondocks Saints
We go full bro! Talking all thing filmbro and the movies that are filmbro movies. It's a term we created and we're finally explaining what it is! Nakey Jakey makes an appearance to help us out so take a listen!
2:31:50
August 22, 2017
19 War Series I: Taking Flight - Hell’s Angels and Dunkirk
Our first episode in what will become an on-going war series! We're kicking out off with an old school classic and a new school classic. We talk about the practical production aspects, the crazy dogfight scene in Hell's Angels, and a lot about Christopher Nolan. We also disagree on what makes a good war film!
2:45:58
August 11, 2017
18 Cooking with Oats [Studios]
Films: Oats Studios Shorts - Rakka, Fire Base, Zygote, Cooking with Bill, and God Byron is gone again so Jacob and Keith do another short episode focusing on Neill Blomkamp's Oats Studios and the new business model they are trying to create outside of the Hollywood system. Their focus is to engage more directly with their audience and fans while supplying filmmakers, artists, and VFX creators with Oats' own high end virtual assets than can be used for whatever you want! The films are gnarly so viewer discretion is advised!
1:33:44
August 2, 2017
17 This Track is "Dope" - Reefer Madness and Reefer Madness The Musical
In this episode we follow Reefer Madness from its inception as a propaganda film to its most recent remake as a made for TV musical. We also talk about Okja, Cannes, Christopher Nolan, Pedro Almodovar, and answer a big this or that question. A fair warning that this episode is more off topic than our usual discussions but it's good to mix things up every now and then! (We talk about that too!)
2:15:35
July 28, 2017
16 The Digital Intermediate - O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Pleasantville
In this episode we discuss the digital intermediate: what it is, why it's used, what color grading, correction, and timing are, and the power of LUTs. It's a more technical episode with some history thrown in!
2:24:41
July 21, 2017
15 Bros, Babes, And Buff Dudes - Cabiria and Hercules
In this episode we cover all things Peplum a.k.a. sword-and-sandal films, an Italian genre in the 50s and 60s. We cover the historical significance of the films, cover some film history, and laugh our asses off comparing ourselves to Backstreet Boys!
2:12:25
July 18, 2017
14 Money is the Root of All Evil Dead - The Evil Dead and Evil Dead
In this episode we cover film budgets: the cost of movies, how budgets affect movies, and what you can do for your film if you're working on a minimal budget. We also discuss Ron Howard directing the new Han Solo film and Byron's two movies watches.
2:11:38
July 4, 2017
13 Quentin Tarantino V - Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight
We wrap up our Tarantino Masterclass with his two most recent films. We discuss the new editor, Tarantino's issues with the Hateful Eight, and how masterfully lit both films were! We had some technical difficulties with this episode so we apologize to all the listeners!
2:11:29
June 30, 2017
12 Pixar Shorts
Films: For The Birds and Piper Aaaahhh real life! Byron has overtime, Keith is going on vacation, and Jacob.....is being Jacob. Real life has caught up to us the past couple of weeks so in an attempt to stay on track we're recording what will likely become the first of many mini episodes. In this episode Jacob and Keith cover two Pixar short films talking about the history of Pixar, some insight into why these films are such high quality animations, After Effects advice, and some advice on how to get yourself to write! We'll be back in two weeks with the last part of our Tarantino special!
1:18:13
June 9, 2017
11 Quentin Tarantino IV - Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds
In this episode we look at Tarantino's least popular film Death Proof and the film that introduced the world to Hans Landa and Christoph Waltz: Inglourious Basterds. We look at Death Proof within the Grindhouse framework, why it's considered his least popular film, the stunts, the structure of Inglourious Basterds, digital vs. film, Tarantino's thoughts on Landa, and more!
2:35:52
May 29, 2017
10 Tenth Episode Special! - An American Werewolf in London and Scent of a Kill
In this special episode we finally get together in the same room to drink and watch An American Werewolf in London while commenting on the film, discussing facts about the films, and talking about our past together as we were going through school!
2:53:29
May 27, 2017
09 Quentin Tarantino III - Kill Bill v. 1&2
We hack and slash our way through both Kill Bill films. We cover why Tarantino decided on a samurai revenge film, how the film was initially conceived, his partnership with Uma Thurman, why the two films are so different, casting choices, and more!
2:15:19
May 18, 2017
08 Quentin Tarantino II - Pulp Fiction
This week we cover the groundbreaking, history-making, and game-changing Pulp Fiction, which took cinema by storm when it was released; how Tarantino made the film, why he employed the disjointed structure, his use of dialogue, stylistic choices for shots, and the idea of pre and post-Pulp Fiction eras. We also laugh our asses of so listen and join in the fun!
2:41:25
May 11, 2017
07 Quentin Tarantino I - Reservoir Dogs and Jackie Brown
The first in our "Masterclass Series" where we cover a variety of individuals that can be considered masters of film. We start with Quentin Tarantino one of the most talked about and well-known filmmakers in cinema history. He's a filmmaker that changed the landscape of cinema forever. In this episode we'll tackle Tarantino's early life, how Tarantino made his first film, and his homage to blaxploitation cinema.
2:57:21
May 2, 2017
06 Super Action Star Heroes! - The Avengers and The Fate of the Furious
In this episode we discuss tentpole films: what are they, why are they the go to norm today? and Action stars v. Super Heroes: what's the difference today, are they actually the same?
3:04:46
April 26, 2017
05 What is an Auteur? - Yojimbo and Moonrise Kingdom
We cover what an auteur is, auteur theory, and the debate surrounding the term and whether it is a real thing.
3:13:35
April 25, 2017
04 Japanimation Americanization - Ghost in the Shell 1995, 2017
In this episode we compare and contrast the two films, discuss filmmaking techniques used to make the films, and the reasons why filmmakers alter the originals when remaking movies.
3:13:20
April 19, 2017
03 WTF is that black bar?? - How to Marry a Millionaire and The Grand Budapest Hotel
In this episode we cover what aspect ratios are, history of ratios, cinemascope, why is it wide, what ratios are there, uses of ratios, and why our screens now have the standard 16:9 size.
3:03:22
April 15, 2017
02 I Want To Be Forever Long - Rope and Children of Men
The long take: why it's used, limitations, why some are successful and others aren't, and the specific techniques each director had to employ to get some spectacular shots!
2:06:57
April 13, 2017
01 Movie Magic - The Magician and The Prestige
We discuss the format and point of the show, both films' metaphors for filmmaking as a whole, how the filmmakers accomplished some of the shots and effects in their films, cinematography, editing, and much more!
2:03:44
April 10, 2017
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