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  1. Cameron H.

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders Of The Lost Ark UNSPOOLED #23OCTOBER 17, 2018 This week Amy and Paul uncover 1981’s rollicking Indiana Jones adventure Raiders Of The Lost Ark! They ask if Indy is actually a good archeologist, find out whether Belloq really ate a fly, and discuss what makes the film’s action sequences so irresistible to kids. Plus: Indiana Jones superfan Guy Klender shares his wealth of Indy knowledge, and talks about his work on the Raiders fan remake. What do you think the film The African Queen is about? If you haven’t seen it, call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your best guess! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts.
  2. Can't sleep. Thinking about Musical Mondays...
  3. Gather ‘round, everyone! Great news! I’m moving Musical Mondays to Facebook! I didn’t want to say anything until it was a sure thing...Wait, what’s the matter? We watched:
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    Psycho

    Paul & Amy pull off the highway for a short stay at 1960’s proto-slasher masterwork Psycho. They dissect Alfred Hitchcock’s artful use of misdirection, listen to Anthony Perkins’ pre-Psycho pop single, and ask if there was any value in Gun Van Sant’s controversial remake. Plus: Alexandre O. Philippe, the director of “78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene,” discusses one of cinema’s most infamous moments in detail. What do you think is in the warehouse at the end of Raiders Of The Lost Ark? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 and let us know! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts.
  5. Cameron H.

    Episode 199.5 - Minisode 199.5

    Get well soon, Paul! Since my eldest son started school this year, I think I’ve been sick more days than well. I feel your pain.
  6. Cameron H.

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    I think Raiders scratches so many different itches. It’s an Adventure/Paranormal/Romance/Mystery/Comedy. And somehow, it manages to feels both nostalgic and fresh at the same time. Something like The Fast And Furious movies - which I think are just fine - are more one note, and if you don’t dig that note, then you’re not going to feel the symphony. Also, the Fast movies - especially the earlier ones - already feel dated. Setting Raiders in the past allows it to feel more timeless.
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    That's why I didn't bother re-watching Raiders or Lord of the Rings. I probably won't bother re-watching Star Wars either. I love them all dearly, but I've seen them soooo many times and I feel completely talked out about them.
  8. I’m excited for this, Trip!
  9. Cameron H.

    Psycho

    No, they don't, but I meant more in terms of Norman's psychological and emotional journey. Norman - or at least that part of his psyche - is essentially "Mother's" third and final victim. That shot, however brief, as the cars are pulled out of the the swamp (and as all secrets are laid bare), is the punctuation at the end of the movie. In the grand scheme of things, it's not really all that big of a deal. It just seems weird to me not to mention it. It's an interesting footnote if nothing else That being said, I'll try to refrain from commenting anymore until I've actually listened to the episode. I don't want to take anyone out of context. Psycho is a personal favorite of mine, and I guess I'm just surprised by the general apathy it's getting when a movie like the Sixth Sense seemed to get so much praise.
  10. Cameron H.

    Episode 199 - A Night In Heaven: LIVE!

    Hey, guys! My Internet has been down for over 24 hours so I haven’t had a chance to listen to the episode or watch the movie. I’m on a Halloween movie high right now, so watching this kind of breaks my groove. Is it worth it? Thanks in advance
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    Psycho

    They didn’t bring that up in the episode? Weird. I know I have to listen so I don’t have too much right to criticize, but just from what I’ve read, it feels like they missed quite a lot. Like, I guess they questioned why she took a shower after deciding to come clean and someone on Twitter had to explain that it was Marion literally washing away her sins. I mean, I don’t think Psycho is heavy-handed necessarily, but it’s not exactly that subtle. To assume she’s just taking a shower to take a shower is like assuming William Carlos Williams’ “This is Just to Say” is about plums or Moby Dick is a about a whale.
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    Psycho

  13. Cameron H.

    Psycho

    Man, ChunkStyle. First you ruin Real Genius for me and now you trash my favorite movie.
  14. Cameron H.

    Psycho

    I totally agree! I feel like this is even represented visually how each act ends with a shot of Norman and a shot of the swamp - each successive shot showing Norman's descent and his mother's ascension. It starts with Norman in decent lighting nervously chewing on candy corn as he watches Marion's car sink: The next is after he's disposed of Arbosgast. It's more sinister and cast mostly in shadows: And finally in the police station when "mother" has completely taken over: I'm sorry, I still haven't listened to the ep yet so I'm not sure how much they get into all of this, but what I think it is important to remember that Norman is the protagonist - not Lila, Sam, Arbogast or even Marion. The movie is about his struggle, and ultimate failure, to break free from his mother. So, I don't think anything is filler. It's all needed to watch that struggle.
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    Psycho

    I haven't listened to it yet either, but while I was watching last night, even knowing the twist, I was struck by the tension. For example, when Lila is searching Bates' house while Sam distracts Norman, there was still this fear of "Will she get caught?" And the answer is: of course not. Norman is in the Motel with Sam. The only thing in the house is a corpse. But still, knowing that there was nothing in the house that could possible hurt or catch her, I felt this anxiety for her. It makes me sad to hear that the second half is being called "unmemorable." I love the second half just as much as the first.
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    Musical Mondays Week 49 Meet Me in St. Louis

    Maybe. Honestly, even though suburbs weren’t really a “thing” at that time, they more or less live in one. I don’t actually think they’d live in a NYC tenement, but I do think they’d miss the freedom of having a house with a lawn. For instance, no Wicker Man-style bonfires at Halloween.
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    Musical Mondays Week 49 Meet Me in St. Louis

    But someone, I think the mother, says something like, “I know St Louis is a big city too, but this is different.”
  18. In an effort to simplify things, I thought I'd start another thread for people to sign up for Musical Mondays. Currently, the rotation is buried in another thread, and I thought it would be nice to have one where it's the first post in the thread and people can easily be added without things getting out of control. MUSICAL MONDAYS ROTATION Fister Roboto - Hedwig and the Angry Inch; The Lure; Om Shanti Om Cameron H. - Hairspray; Gigi; Blue Hawaii Tomspanks - Tommy; The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; Singing Detective Taylorannephoto - Beauty and the Beast; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Josie and the Pussycats Cakebug Tranch - Across the Universe; Guys and Dolls; La La Land Cam Bert - Jesus Christ Superstar; Bugsy Malone; Hello, Dolly! Quasar Sniffer- Cabaret!; Top Hat; Blues Brothers Cinco DeNio - Rent; Reefer Madness; Piya Behrupiya Kateacola - Pete's Dragon; Bride & Prejudice; Easter Parade JammerLea - High School Musical; The Muppet Movie; Oliver & Company Ellenmc - Repo! The Genetic Opera Maximiliano - An American Tail; Baby Driver; Stage Fright SaraK - That Thing You Do!; Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit; Enchanted EternalSammich - The Phantom of the Paradise EvRobert - The Fantasticks; Love’s Labour’s Lost Joel_Rosenbaum - Krush Groove; Pink Floyd’s The Wall Grudlian - The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg; School Daze Polly Darton - Hustle and Flow; Meet Me in St Louis The_Triple_Lindy - Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass (1985) SlidePocket - Evita AlmostAGhost - Watch Out for Snakes - Gigitastic - To anyone who would like to join in the fun, just post your desire to do so (not your movie) in this thread. You will be added to the end of the rotation. No pressure! If you just want to do one movie and nothing else, that's totally fine--but I will say that I think that you'd be missing out
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    Musical Mondays--Rotation and Sign Up

    That's cool It's totally chill. We get that life gets in the way, but as long as as people don't act like jerks (which, of course, none of us do), everyone is welcome to come and go as they please. No pressure whatsoever.
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    Musical Mondays Week 49 Meet Me in St. Louis

    Just remember we try to stagger them from HDTGM. We discuss the week after a mini -episode and announce the week of a full episode. That way we have something to talk about between episodes. Also, you picked a good time to join up as we're approaching the end of this cycle. You should get your first pick pretty soon (And I've invited you to HDTGM Classics before, right?)
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    Musical Mondays Week 49 Meet Me in St. Louis

    I believe Jammer made a Google spreadsheet, but...I forgot to save it Here’s this, though: http://forum.earwolf.com/topic/42136-musical-mondays-rotation-and-sign-up/
  22. Cameron H.

    King Kong

    This week Amy & Paul unveil 1933’s seminal monster movie King Kong! They ask if this was the first true blockbuster film, discover how the distinctive animal sounds were made, and wonder what Ann sees in Jack Driscoll. Plus: primatologist Kate Gilmore stops by to explain King Kong is not a gorilla! What do you think All About Eve is all about? If you haven’t seen it, call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your best guesses. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts.
  23. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 49 Meet Me in St. Louis

    Is it ever explained how John got his hands on a tux or are we to assume that he had Tootie "take care of it?"
  24. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 49 Meet Me in St. Louis

    I also liked how when everyone is mad at Daddy Pricklepants they won’t eat any cake. Then, when he starts singing, they all cut themselves a ten-pound slice of apology cake.
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