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Film Gold

Film Gold

By Antony Rotunno
This is a deep dive into some of the host and the guests' favourite films, many of which we consider among the pinnacles of film achievement.
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Episode 12- Marlon Brando: The Greatest (Part 2 of 2)
We conclude our 2-part look at the mercurial, infuriating but always compelling actor and cultural figure Marlon Brando. In this part, we look at some key books (including Brando's memoir 'Songs My Mother Taught Me'), documentaries and interviews as well as discussing Brando's turbulent personal life, the less well-known periods of his career and a few other things. There are many sound clips included for your enjoyment and to complement the conversation 'Film Gold' is on all the main podcast platforms. Feedback to antony@antonyrotunno.com Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/filmgoldpod Twitter- @FilmGold75 Antony's website (blog, music, podcasts) https://www.antonyrotunno.com Ghosty's you tube channel (radio interviews) https://www.youtube.com/user/GhostyTMRS episode links 'Meet Marlon Brando' short documentary (1965) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU7Gwv4PRNE Trailer for 'Listen To Me Marlon' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgoFFzy0z8k Brando on the Dick Cavett Show 1973 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU-4wmwc2Rw Brando with Connie Chung 1989 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHou3oDFP84&t=1520s Brando with Larry King 1994 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdmXB-OYnS4
01:49:27
September 30, 2021
Episode 11- Marlon Brando: The Greatest (Part 1 of 2)
I'm joined by radio host David 'Ghosty' Wills for this special 2-part look at the person we both consider the most compelling actor in cinema history, as well as a fascinating cultural figure. In this part, we don't get beyond going through our lists of top ten Brando performances, but there is information galore and some of Brando's less-known films are discussed here as well as the classics 'Film Gold' is on all the main podcast platforms. Feedback to antony@antonyrotunno.com Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/filmgoldpod Twitter- @FilmGold75 Antony's website (blog, music, podcasts) https://www.antonyrotunno.com Ghosty's you tube channel (radio interviews) https://www.youtube.com/user/GhostyTMRS episode links Marlon Brando documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suPqM8Dx0QM&t=2957s Hearts of Darkness (making of 'Apocalypse Now') https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102015/ Podcast about 'Mutiny on the Bounty' (Antony as guest) https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/stinkingpause/id/16925084
01:36:57
August 7, 2021
Episode 10- Jaws (1975) Audio Commentary
Antony is rejoined by fellow film podcaster and Jaws superfan Scott Phipps (see Episode 2) for an audio companion to the evergreen classic film from the 1970s along with some bonus material after the film discussing some other aspects of it, such as books, documentaries, sequels and recuts. The film is audible at low volume in the background but if you would like to follow along with your copy of the film (recommended), we give a time stamp at the beginning. We hope you enjoy it, and there are links to Scott's work and useful Jaws-related links below. This commentary is also on you tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOe3n9eO6Lc 'Film Gold' is on all the main podcast platforms. Feedback to antony@antonyrotunno.com Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/filmgoldpod Twitter- @FilmGold75 links Recommended Jaws documentaries  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYtYIF_g-T4  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl-5jzTxzdE  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MiVtavjD8w  Jamie Benning's superb Jaws filmumentary  https://vimeo.com/68400837  Jaws recuts (very clever and amusing)  https://www.youtube.com/c/RecutWTM/videos  Robert Shaw on the Dick Cavett Show  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Zx9K4My9E Scott's film podcasts ('The Stinking Pause' and 'Reel Britannia') https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/stinkingpause  https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/reelbritannia
02:21:15
July 25, 2021
Episode 9- Snowtown (2011) Part 2 of 2 with Rob Ager
Rob Ager and Antony complete their discussion of the darkly compelling Australian film in the 'small-town horror' genre, which looks at the shocking real-life events that happened in a suburb of Adelaide in South Australia in the 1990s. Once again, we discuss the film and the real murder case, along with the many wider societal issues surrounding it (see Part 1 description for more details) Links to Rob's prodigious output can be found below 'Film Gold' is on all the main podcast platforms. Feedback to contrafib2001@gmail.com Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/filmgoldpod Twitter- @FilmGold75 links Rob Ager's main website and 3 you tube channels http://www.collativelearning.com https://www.youtube.com/user/robag88 https://www.youtube.com/user/robag555 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG0_xoRPkJm7tiFDp9bVg7g Rob's Social Justice/Snowtown video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOlRyWuphN8 An Australian documentary about the real case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeHL0bQVIfU Interview with Daniel Henshall and Lucas Pittaway https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPNZlHiK6rw
58:03
May 30, 2021
Episode 8- Snowtown (2011) Part 1 of 2 with Rob Ager
Rob Ager, filmmaker and film analyst extraordinaire, joins Antony to discuss an incredibly dark but incredibly compelling and well-made Australian film in the 'small-town horror' genre, which looks at the shocking real-life events that happened in a suburb of Adelaide in South Australia in the 1990s. As well as discussing the film and the real murder case, we discuss the wider issues of psychopathy, generational deprivation and 'social justice'. Part 2 will follow soon. Links to Rob's prodigious work can be found below (including a video about this case) 'Film Gold' is on all the main podcast platforms. Feedback to contrafib2001@gmail.com Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/filmgoldpod Twitter- @FilmGold75 links Rob Ager's main website and you tube channels http://www.collativelearning.com https://www.youtube.com/user/robag88 https://www.youtube.com/user/robag555 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG0_xoRPkJm7tiFDp9bVg7g Rob's Social Justice/Snowtown video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOlRyWuphN8 An Australian documentary about the real case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeHL0bQVIfU Interview with Daniel Henshall and Lucas Pittaway https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPNZlHiK6rw
01:11:23
May 23, 2021
Episode 7- Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
Antony is joined by Jcrash and podcast debutante Filippo to discuss Alan Parker's film adaptation of the Roger Waters-driven concept album by Pink Floyd. Among other things, we discuss the many themes of the film, our own experiences of state education, the film's animation by Gerald Scarfe and finally the incredible music that drives it all. Hope you enjoy it! 'Film Gold' is on all the main podcast platforms. Feedback to contrafib2001@gmail.com Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/filmgoldpod Twitter- @FilmGold75 links 'Making of' documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAfnnIo-pC8 Antony's music https://antonyrotunno.bandcamp.com Antony's John Lennon podcast https://soundcloud.com/glassonionjlpod/tracks Jcrash's music and film analysis channel https://www.youtube.com/user/Jcrashinthecar Filippo's art website (his instagram is @filippofrancocci) https://filippofrancocci.wixsite.com/artist Filippo's music channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD99skUs3XOsmWKi_P2DrmQ
01:15:36
April 24, 2021
Episode 6- Groundhog Day (1993)
Antony is joined by Jenifer Thyssen of jeniferthyssen.com and Julian Charles of themindrenewed.com to discuss what is on one level a romantic comedy but which, as you will hear, has many subtleties and offers endless points of discussion about life and existence. Hope you enjoy it! 'Film Gold' is on all the main podcast platforms. Feedback to contrafib2001@gmail.com Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/filmgoldpod Twitter- @FilmGold75 links Jenifer and Julian's main websites https://jeniferthyssen.com https://www.themindrenewed.com Antony's other podcasts https://soundcloud.com/glassonionjlpod/tracks https://lifeandlifeonly.podbean.com Making of Groundhog Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d7kkecft4w An Inescapable Premise (film analysis) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSQZvAKfwvA Everything Wrong With ‘Groundhog Day’ (humorous critique) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ_1WAKRTwE&t=5s
01:10:44
March 29, 2021
Episode 5- The Social Network (2010)
Antony is joined by his niece and film fan Olivia to discuss David Fincher's 2010 film about the formation of Facebook and all the legal ramifications and friendship challenges that surrounded it. We also discuss social media in general and its pros, cons and potential pitfalls 'Film Gold' is on all the main podcast platforms. Feedback to contrafib2001@gmail.com Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/filmgoldpod Twitter- @FilmGold75 links 'The Social Network' making of documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP9BrtvBIY0 Facebook behaviour in real life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn45jEQ5H8Y TED talk about why you don't need social media in your life https://www.ted.com/talks/cal_newport_why_you_should_quit_social_media The show will be back next month with 'Groundhog Day'. See you then!
54:56
February 18, 2021
Episode 4- 10 Rillington Place (1971) Audio Commentary
Antony is joined by Jonathan Oates, the most recent biographer of serial killer John Reginald Christie, for an unofficial audio commentary of the 1971 film '10 Rillington Place', starring Richard Attenborough and John Hurt and based on the book by Ludovic Kennedy, along with general discussion of the case,  Since this is audio only, its worth following along with the film if you have it. This commentary was originally recorded in October 2013. We are on all the main podcast platforms Feedback to contrafib2001@gmail.com Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/filmgoldpod Twitter- @FilmGold75 link to John Christie documentary (following the 'standard version') https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oyIlv850Zolink
01:47:44
January 24, 2021
Episode 3- Marathon Man (1976)
Antony and Jcrash reconvene to discuss the classic, multi-layered thriller from 1976, starring Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier and Roy Scheider. In case you're asking yourself 'is it safe?', it's very clear that nothing is safe in this incredible film! We are now on all the main podcast platforms. Feedback to contrafib2001@gmail.com Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/filmgoldpod Twitter- @FilmGold75  link to making of documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCSGUKmSWs0 The show will be back next month with 'The Social Network'. See you then!
01:23:53
January 21, 2021
Episode 2- It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
For the first review of the podcast, Antony is joined by film podcast master Scott Phipps to discuss and dissect the perennial Xmas classic (Scott has also previously appeared on my other podcast 'Glass Onion: On John Lennon'). Among other things, we talk about key scenes, the themes of the film, marvel at Jimmy Stewart's characterisation of George Bailey and discuss alternative interpretations of the 'happy ending'. The podcast is on most major podcast platforms and there is a Facebook page 'https://www.facebook.com/filmgoldpod' and we're also on Twitter '@FilmGold75' Hope you enjoy the show! Feedback to contrafib2001@gmail.com Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/filmgoldpod Twitter- @FilmGold75 links Scott's podcasts (The Stinking Pause, Reel Britannia, Rainbow Valley and the Talking Pictures TV Podcast) https://stinkingpause.libsyn.com https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/reel-britannia/id1252427836 https://rainbowvalley.libsyn.com/podcast https://player.fm/series/talking-pictures-tv-podcast Scott's previous 'audio commentary' of the film https://stinkingpause.libsyn.com/episode-110-its-a-wonderful-life-1946 SNL does It's A Wonderful Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw89o0afb2A the host Antony's other podcast about John Lennon https://soundcloud.com/glassonionjlpod/tracks
01:16:40
December 22, 2020
Episode 1- Introduction
If you've taken the decision to download and listen, welcome to the show! This is a short introduction in which host Antony and soon-to-be regular contributor Jcrash talk about some of their favourite films and discuss what will be coming when the regular episodes start. Hope you enjoy it!
35:18
December 12, 2020