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  1. sycasey 2.0

    Episode 199 - A Night In Heaven: LIVE!

    I've got some slip-on sandals that I keep by the door for such occasions.
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    Episode 199 - A Night In Heaven: LIVE!

    WHAT ABOUT HIS CLOTHES?!!!
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    Episode 199 - A Night In Heaven: LIVE!

    Interesting. The patriarchy holds even in male strip clubs.
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    Episode 199 - A Night In Heaven: LIVE!

    Some more big questions: 1. At what strip club can strippers actually kiss their customers live on stage and no one gets in trouble? I'm pretty sure that's a big no-no in that business. 2. I was confused about the time line near the end. Rick has sex with Faye in the hotel room, then she leaves, and then she returns after what seems like a short time to find Rick already having shower sex with his other girlfriend. How quickly did he manage to set this up? And how quickly did Faye's husband get to that hotel after having just talked to her on the phone? Is everyone just hanging around in the vicinity of this hotel all the time? 3. Let's take a look at this poster: Is there any scene in the movie that looks even remotely like this? Who is that woman supposed to be?
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    Episode 199 - A Night In Heaven: LIVE!

    No question, the sister and the husband were totally fucking.
  6. sycasey 2.0

    Psycho

    Another correction: Psycho was the highest rated Hitchcock on the original AFI list in 1998. On the 2007 list, Vertigo is higher.
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    Psycho

    I don't think the skull dissolve was specifically mentioned, no. I'm not sure this podcast tends to get into specific filmmaking techniques like that very often.
  8. sycasey 2.0

    Psycho

    There also a subtle hint after it fades out from Norman's face in the last scene -- you can faintly see the skull of his mother's corpse superimposed over his own face.
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    Psycho

    I'll square this circle and say that I think the movie is structured in a way that makes you remember the "high points" (the shower scene and the reveal of Norman as the mother) and kind of forget most of the stuff in between. But that doesn't mean any of it is unnecessary or could be removed. You need the long, meticulous setup to make the "big bang" moments hit harder. I was thinking that this movie was structured like a symphony, with two major "movements" that crescendo and then recede (so maybe it's more like a half-symphony). In that way it's appropriate that the film opens with a credit sequence that flashes the words at us while the Herrmann score goes through all of its major themes. It's the overture. After the last big reveal there's another "cool-down" scene with the psychiatrist explaining Norman's condition (this part maybe does run a little too long), before going out on a final unsettling note with the close-up of Norman's face. Hitchcock talked about how this movie just works on the purity of its cinema, and I think that's right. Even when you already know the story, the whole thing is just so masterfully orchestrated, in the marriage of sound and visuals, that the scenes all work anyway.
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    Psycho

  11. sycasey 2.0

    The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

    Paul is 100% a Hobbit.
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    The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

    I got a Dwarf, but I'm disappointed in Buzzfeed that this only seems to determine your race, not your character. Might need to find a better quiz.
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    The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

    Speaking of Buzzfeed, here's a helpful quiz! https://www.buzzfeed.com/ariannarebolini/which-middle-earth-character-are-you
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    The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

    I'll preface by saying that, yes, it's really one long movie that's hard to split up and that I don't see a huge quality difference between the three entries. But as to which one I like the best . . . After seeing them in theaters, The Two Towers was my favorite. I was amazed by the scale of the action (seriously that Helm's Deep sequence is on a Kurosawa level) and how much it expanded the world. But after having returned to the films over the years, Fellowship has become my favorite. I think I like it because it's the movie that takes the most time to stop and drink in the scenery, to give you a sense of how much the world's history informs everything (love those lingering images of ancient ruins). I also tend to love "introduction" movies because they still feel pregnant with possibility. Fellowship also pulled off the feat of playing an Enya song in the middle of a movie and not having it distract from the proceedings or stick out as a joke. It just fits right in there. Got to give some extra points for that.
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    E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

    Easily.
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