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    Just the ones where people post their Plugs themes here despite me telling them to not post their Plugs themes here.
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    Bringing Up Baby

    Re: Paul's suggestion that the movie needs a better title, it should obviously be called "Baby's Day Out".
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    Pulp Fiction

    If you haven't checked it out yet, I enjoyed the first episode of Amy's three-part interview with Tarantino, not least of which because the "feature presentation" jingle was used as the music bed on the old Sklarbro Country and was sampled in DangerDoom's "Old School".
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    Episode 6 - Checkin In, Again...Again

    Amanda and Maria just launched their new podcast network Earios, and their press release includes this tidbit:
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    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Amy and Paul have nothing to do with the moderation of this forum and they rarely pay attention to it. To the casual observer, your first few actions after creating an account were to: Attack the hosts for not "understanding" a movie Attack the hosts for not sharing your opinion of another movie Carry over conflict from an unaffiliated Facebook group Post the same comment to multiple threads to maximize said conflict Start taking swings at other forum members I deleted your comment in this thread (while leaving it intact in the other) because it was an unnecessary derail of the ongoing discussion of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. If you wish to continue participating here, I politely ask that you lay off the invective.
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    Live Shows Not Yet Posted

    Yes, dozens of people on Twitter have asked Paul and/or the @HDTGM account about it and the only time they addressed it* was to say "Don’t watch movies announced for live shows. Those are for the live shows and don’t always correlate to the podcast release dates." Evidence suggests they don't plan to release it. * Paul may have addressed it in the past but he uses a service to periodically delete all of his old tweets, so I can't be sure.
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    Mics used on CBB?

    Engineer Brett says "Allen & Heath Qu board + SM7b mics".
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    Episode 215.5 - Minisode 215.5

    I found this downloadable version on the /r/HDTGM subreddit, although it was pulled from the minisode rather than being from the original performer.
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    Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter is tied with Unforgiven in the category of "Romantic Guitar Song Inexplicably Used as Theme".
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    Deer Hunter

    I didn't know if it was this, or the helicopters were retreating from an ambush and the dangling men were enemy soldiers, or just bad filmmaking.
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    Deer Hunter

    Did anyone else notice that, when the helicopters initially fly past the escapees as they float down the river, there are already two guys hanging from the skids? The fact that this isn't listed as a goof on IMDb (i.e. accidentally using a shot from the attempted rescue a minute later) has me wondering if I missed something.
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    Deer Hunter

    Beyond the (alleged) goal of padding the length of the film, I think the extended wedding scenes came from writers struggling to give the audience any reason to sympathize with a group of unlikable characters. When your protagonists are drunk assholes who drive recklessly and aren't perturbed by women getting slapped around or having guns waved in their faces, and who possibly enlisted as an excuse to shoot Vietnamese people ("Kill a couple for me!"), it's hard to care when they're subjected to the horrors of war. Paul's opinions this week strongly echo my own. I appreciate Platoon for its hyperrealistic portrayal of the war from someone who experienced it firsthand, and Apocalypse Now as an impressionistic fantasy based on "the war" as it diffused through American consciousness. I don't feel The Deer Hunter adds anything new to this duality, and I don't think it belongs on the AFI 100 for that reason. Also, I see Paul and Amy getting some pushback on Twitter for discounting a queer interpretation of The Deer Hunter. When Cimino has demonstrated so little interest in subtlety for the majority of the film, I can't imagine him playing coy about Michael and Nick's sexuality, especially when the simplest explanation (Michael pining over Linda while feeling honor-bound to not pursue her) slaps you in the face every five minutes.
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    Do The Right Thing

    That's ostensibly what his first movie is about (although everything I know about it I learned by listening to Blank Check.)
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    Episode 215.5 - Minisode 215.5

    This! If I'm making something with raw garlic (like tzatziki or hummus), I always cut the cloves in half and remove the germ to temper its pungency.