Stephen Tobolowsky Interview
by Director's Club
In light of the recent passing of Harold Ramis, I sought out an actor who worked with him on the modern-day classic GROUNDHOG DAY. You might remember him as Needle Nose Ned. Before listening to this bonus episode, I encourage you to check out the IMDB listing for Stephen Tobolowsky. The list goes on and on and on since he has appeared in over 200 TV shows and movies, and he is definitely one of those memorable character actors you’ve seen in at least something past or presently.
He was incredibly kind to take time out of his busy schedule to talk about his experience working with Harold Ramis as well as a couple other stories about the making of GROUNDHOG DAY. And of course, I couldn’t help but ask about one of my favorite Tobolowsky roles as Sammy Jenkins in MEMENTO. Thank you so much for listening to one of the more memorable conversations I’ve had to date. We’ll be back in about a week with an official new episode on Alexander Payne!
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Steven Spielberg Part 2
by Director's Club
Friend and Chicago film critic Erik Childress returns to the show for another discussion about the legendary Steven Spielberg, this time focusing on the latter portion of his career for part two. We start off by focusing on his sci-fi noir MINORITY REPORT and then we take a look at his response to 9/11 with the political spy thriller MUNICH. We later expand upon some more of his other films as well including LINCOLN and INDIANA JONES AND THE CRYSTAL SKULL. In addition, Jim takes a look back at the 1985 coming-of-age drama, SMOOTH TALK, Erik continues to sing the praises of the awesome LEGO MOVIE, and of course, we also discuss TRUE DETECTIVE.
Spielberg Part One:
0:00 - 15:00 - Intro
15:00 - 16:55 - What We Watched Song
16:56 - 43:18 - What We Watched This Week
43:19 - 44:22 - Director Song
44:23 - 2:19:20 - Freeflowing Spielberg discussion
2:19:21 - 2:30:33 - Denouement
Frank from Film Junk will be joining us in two weeks to talk about CITIZEN RUTH & ABOUT SCHMIDT for the Alexander Payne episode. Please be sure to leave us a voicemail to play on the show as well at 224-366-9528. If you’re a movie blogger/podcaster and would like a guest spot on the show to talk about a filmmaker whose work you admire. Thanks again for listening and be sure to check out our updated upcoming schedule in the sidebar to see which directors we’ll be talking about soon! Questions are always welcome via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Spielberg Part 1
by Director's Club
Friend and filmmaker Collin Souter returns to the show to talk about the legendary (and possibly our most famous director to date) Steven Spielberg. We start off by focusing on his earlier films, including the sci-fi classic CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and then we take a look at the under-appreciated coming-of-age WWII film, EMPIRE OF THE SUN. We later expand upon some more of his other films as well including JAWS and ET. In addition, Collin reviews FANDANGO, Patrick talks about THE FURIES and just in time for Valentine’s Day, Jim revisits LA STORY.
Spielberg Part 2:
0:00 - 14:35 - Intro
14:36 - 15:12 - What We Watched Song
15:13 - 52:07 - What We Watched This Week
52:08 - 52:59 - Director Song
53:00 - 2:21:10 - Freeflowing Spielberg discussion
2:21:11 - 2:28:43 - Denouement
Part 2 arrives the first week of March, as we look at the latter part of Spielberg’s career with returning guest Erik Childress. Please be sure to leave us a voicemail to play on the show as well at 224-366-9528. If you’re a movie blogger/podcaster and would like a guest spot on the show to talk about a filmmaker whose work you admire. Thanks again for listening and be sure to check out our updated upcoming schedule in the sidebar to see which directors we’ll be talking about soon! Questions are always welcome via email: email@example.com
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